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NRA Applauds Lawmakers for Restaurant Proposal

The National Restaurant Association applauds Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who this week introduced bipartisan bills to make permanent a 15-year tax depreciation schedule for restaurant improvements and new construction, leasehold improvements and retail improvements.

Michigan Restaurateur Battles PPACA

A Michigan restaurateur and National Restaurant Association member yesterday gave the Subcommittee on Health of the House Energy & Commerce Committee a look at what it takes to run a restaurant business in the U.

T.G.I. Friday's Makes Loyalty Sweeter

T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants are adding more choice, recognition, and surprises to the chain’s Give Me More Stripes loyalty program.Based on recent research and guest feedback on more than 300 potential features and benefits, Friday’s is refreshing the loyalty program for its millions of Stripes members, offering more rewards, faster, while retaining several of the program’s most popular benefits.

Food Sanitation Done Right

Food safety is always a prime consideration when it comes to protecting foodservice patrons and staff. However, putting an effective sanitation program in place requires more than simply washing the dishes and mopping the floor.

Survey: Consumers Avoid Dirty Restaurants

A recent Cintas Corporation survey conducted by telephone by Harris Interactive among more than 1,000 U.S.adults ages 18 and older revealed that dirty dishes, unpleasant odor, and dirty restrooms are the top reasons consumers would never return to a restaurant.

Trust for America's Health Thankful for Food Safety Bill

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) applauded Congress for final passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. Because of the bill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have the authority it needs to help prevent foodborne illnesses for the first time ever.

The Allergy Issue

When Matt Mitchell was four years old, his parents took him out one night to McDonald’s for a hamburger. But when he bit into it, he tasted cheese. For most people, getting the wrong order is, at worst, a nuisance.

The Man With A Plan

Seventy-six million. That’s how many Americans each year get sick from something they eat. Of the 76 million, 350,000 end up in the hospital and 5,000 end up dead.Seventy-six million people. Roughly one fourth of the total U.

NRA Throws Support Behind Michelle Obama

Association backs White House’s Childhood Obesity Task Force plan, which calls for efforts to combat obesity by schools, the food and beverage industry, and more.

FDA Overhaul Postponed

With Congress set to tackle financial reform, the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act, an attempt to overhaul the nation’s food-safety system after recent outbreaks of E. coli, Salmonella, and other pathogens, has once again been pushed down the legislative agenda.

FDA Updates Food Code

Updated code is part of President Obama's public health–focused food safety framework for maintaining a safe food supply.