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National Restaurant Association Debuts “Restaurants Act” Advocacy Website

Posted: April 15, 2020

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 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.”