April 13, 2020

National Restaurant Association Launches “Restaurants Act” Site

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Restaurant Association launched a new industry grassroots education and engagement resource available online at RestaurantsAct.com.  This new site is a one-stop hub of critical information for restaurants, employees, customers and industry partners.

In addition to the latest resources on COVID-19 restaurant and employee recovery programs, RestaurantsAct.com offers a brand new, industry-first interactive map of each state, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  This map links to state-by-state information, tools and updates covering state laws, regulations regarding closures as well as, eventually, re-openings.  The map includes the latest state and federal jobs, job loss, and economic data covering the restaurant and foodservice industry.

The National Restaurant Association-managed site also provides a direct connection to the industry’s grassroots engagement platform.  Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the Association has coordinated more than 400,000 emails to Congress from restaurants, employees, consumers and industry supporters—all speaking out about the need for swift and strong federal relief and recovery programs.

“Restaurants, employees, consumers and our industry partners have turned out in record numbers to contact Congress in support of restaurants and their employees,” Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Sean Kennedy said.

He added, “RestaurantsAct.com provides a home page for all industry stakeholders to obtain the latest information on their state, as well as at the federal level, and also a dedicated platform to share with Congress how important restaurants and employers are as community cornerstones.”

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.