In response to a new economic study on the impact of corn ethanol production on food prices and commodity price volatility, a coalition of livestock and poultry groups is urging Congress to reform the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which mandates the amount of ethanol that must be produced annually.
Recent record temperatures have made restaurants a haven for people dodging the heat. However, higher temperatures can mean more than just oppressive heat and humidity—they can also create malodors, particularly in restaurants.
The National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) is pleased to announce a series of four free, members-only webinars over the next four months, designed to further members’ education and knowledge with information specific to the retail and restaurant defense industry.
Restaurant industry trade associations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and restaurant employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools. The lawsuit was brought by the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Washington Restaurant Association, the Alaska CHARR, and the National Restaurant Association, along with a Portland, Oregon, restaurant and an employee of that restaurant.
Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The Humane Society of the United States.
In an effort to consolidate and communicate the National Retail Federation and National Council of Chain Restaurants’ position on the health care law, the NRF recently launched a new microsite on the Retail Means Jobs website.
The National Retail Federation and its National Council of Chain Restaurants division joined a broad coalition of business organizations today to file an amicus brief before the National Labor Relations Board opposing efforts to form a micro-union at NRF member Neiman Marcus Group Inc.
In an unprecedented alliance, The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass an amendment to the Farm Bill to improve the treatment of more than 250 million egg-laying hens and provide a stable and secure future for U.
The National Restaurant Association today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan “Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012” (H.R. 436), which will lower the cost of health insurance for employers and return some flexibility to the use of Health Spending Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) for restaurant employees and consumers.
A year after a bipartisan majority of senators stood up to protect debit swipe fee reforms, the National Restaurant Association today noted those reforms have provided important benefits to restaurateurs and their customers.
On May 29, the Illinois Senate passed the “Sip and Spit” bill, which will allow hospitality and culinary students over the age of 18 to legally taste alcoholic beverages in the classroom, as long as they spit the drink out after tasting.
New research found that meals at the vast majority of major U.S. chain restaurants do not meet the recommended daily limits put forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The “What’s on the Menu?” report conducted by Rand Corporation found that 96 percent of main entrées on adult meals overshot the USDA recommended daily limit in terms of calories, fat, and sodium.
As Roz Mallet treads the halls of Congress before meeting with legislators about important restaurant-industry issues, she’s on the phone, discussing a separate, vital matter with her business partner at their fledgling company back home in Dallas.
The National Restaurant Association’s 26th annual Public Affairs Conference had all the elements of an award-winning movie: drama, tears, and large doses of inspiration.The main event featured more than 500 restaurateurs from 45 states descending on Capitol Hill in a full-throttle effort to bring the industry’s message to our nation’s legislators.
The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green in support of H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.