June 14, 2016

National Restaurant Association statement on House Republicans’ regulatory reform plan

Washington, D.C. -- The National Restaurant Association today released the following statement in support of the House Republican Task Force report on regulatory reform: 
“We appreciate the Task Force’s focus and commitment to changing today’s damaging regulatory subculture that negatively impacts small businesses in every community. As the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer, the restaurant industry provides essential work skills, career paths and economic success for millions of Americans. Excessive, burdensome regulations – such as the overtime overhaul and change to the long-existing joint-employer standard – threaten advancement opportunities for our workforce and a climate of business growth and investment.”

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 14.4 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 20-23, 2017, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.