January 07, 2021

Association Statement on Yesterday's Disruption in the Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C. – National Restaurant Association President & CEO Tom BenĂ© released the following statement on yesterday’s disruption in the nation’s capital: 

"Americans from all walks of life are saddened at the disorder and violence in our nation’s capital amidst what is the most sacred tradition of our democracy – the peaceful transition of power. Throughout history, restaurants have been places where people have gathered around the table to share a meal and peacefully engage in civil discourse. As the nation’s second-largest, private sector employer, operating in every community across the country, we cherish that legacy. In the weeks and months to come, we look forward to working together with Congress and the White House to advance our nation’s recovery by addressing the devastating issues facing our industry and this country."

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.5 million employees. Together with 52 State Associations, we are a network of professional organizations dedicated to serving every restaurant through advocacy, education, and food safety. We sponsor the industry's largest trade show (National Restaurant Association Show); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find @WeRRestaurants on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.