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By the numbers: Industry performance 2020
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Restaurant industry sales in 2020, down $240 billion from expected levels
Restaurant industry employees at the end of 2020, down 3.1 million from expected levels
9 in 10 restaurants
have fewer than 50 employees
8 in 10 restaurant owners
started their industry careers in entry-level positions
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The latest news and information from the National Restaurant Association designed to help you operate a successful restaurant.
Replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Forecast to Save 1.6 Million JobsJanuary 24, 2022New survey data highlights the devastating impact the omicron variant has had so far, and the positive impact replenishing the RRF would have on the industry.
RLC and the Texas Restaurant Association File Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Tip Credit RegulationDecember 06, 2021The lawsuit seeks to have the new “Dual Jobs” tip credit regulation enjoined and then vacated by the Court because it is arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Association Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better ActNovember 19, 2021A statement from Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of Public Affairs, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Build Back Better Act.