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August 30, 2016

August 19, 2016

American Culinary Federation partnership announced

The partnership stands to benefit ACF members through expanded opportunities and the Association's ability to advocate on behalf of the industry.

August 17, 2016

Gallup poll: Restaurants most popular industry in US

The restaurant industry continues to score highly because it offers Americans enjoyment and efficiency, Gallup says.

August 8, 2016

Kevin Steele is new CIO

Steele will lead the Association's information technology and project management operations teams and will be a strategic adviser on cybersecurity and technology issues that affect members.

August 5, 2016

Association applauds DOJ actions on music licensing

We are pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice will keep the BMI and ASCAP consent decrees unchanged.

July 29, 2016

July 28, 2016

2016 Restaurant Innovation Summit announced

Each year, the Restaurant Innovation Summit showcases some of the most disruptive technologies in foodservice and hospitality.

July 14, 2016

Support for Congress to act on DOL overtime rule

A more gradual phase-in time and eliminating automatic indexing provides employers and employees a respite in navigating yet another regulation.

July 11, 2016

Jamie Richardson testifies on government overreach

White Castle VP Jamie Richardson to Congress: “It’s time to grow business, not bureaucracy.”

July 6, 2016

Association fights regulatory burdens

The cumulative effect of burdensome regulations – such as the overtime overhaul and change to the long-existing joint-employer standard – threatens advancement opportunities for our workforce and a climate of business growth and investment.

June 30, 2016

Association praises rejection of interchange settlement

The National Restaurant Association joined the swipe fee litigation in 2006 as a named class plaintiff in the suit against MasterCard, Visa, and their member banks.

June 24, 2016

Hensarling debit fee proposal would increase costs

We urge members of Congress to stand with Main Street businesses over big banks and card companies.

June 24, 2016

House GOP task force proposal on tax reform

The announcement is a step in the right direction to move the conversation forward on comprehensive tax reform.

June 22, 2016

Support for House GOP health care task force

The National Restaurant Association has long advocated for commonsense changes to the current health care law.

June 15, 2016

Neugebauer swipe-fee proposal would raise consumer costs

Despite what the big banks and card companies would have you believe, hard-fought debit swipe fee reform has helped keep costs low for consumers.

June 14, 2016

Support House GOP regulatory reform plan

Excessive, burdensome regulations – such as the overtime overhaul and change to the long-existing joint-employer standard – threaten advancement opportunities for our workforce.

June 13, 2016

Our statement on Orlando nightclub shootings

We support our colleagues and friends in Orlando as they seek to help and comfort the entire Orlando community.

June 7, 2016

Association opposes swipe-fee reform repeal

The proposal would increase costs for restaurants and consumers.

June 1, 2016

Restaurants offer lower-sodium options

The National Restaurant Association is committed to providing consumers with nutrition information.

May 24, 2016

2016 Star of the Bar winner announced

Foodservice industry toasts the “Stag Savior" cocktail at National Restaurant Association Show.

May 23, 2016

Signature ’16: Turn the tables at Restaurant Show

National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney and three industry trailblazers filled McCormick Place’s Grand Ballroom.

May 17, 2016

Overtime overhaul will harm restaurant employees

These regulations may mean that salaried employees, who have worked hard to get where they are, could be subject to becoming hourly employees once again.