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What Stinks? Cintas Offers Tips for Combating Summer Odors

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.

NRRDA Hosts Webinar Series on Industry Laws, Practices

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 Associations Oppose Dept. of Labor on Tip Sharing

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 Announces Phase Out of Gestation Stalls by 2022

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.

NRF, NCCR Launch New Health Care Page

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.

NRF, NCCR Join Legal Brief Against Micro-Unions

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.

Egg Industry, HSUS Ask Senate to Pass Hen Welfare Amendment

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.

NRA Applauds Passage of Health Care Cost Reduction Act

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.

NRA: Swipe Fee Reforms Have Provided Important Benefits

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.

Kendall College President Champions “Sip and Spit” Bill

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.

Government, Restaurants at Odds Over Nutrition

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.

Madame Chairman

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.

A Very Public Affair

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.

NCCR Supports Small Business Tax Cut Act

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.

Restaurant Operators Take Jobs Record to D.C.

America’s restaurant operators are taking their record as leading job creators to Capitol Hill to highlight the integral role the restaurant industry plays in our nation’s economy and to advocate for pro-growth policies and legislation that would allow them to create even more jobs.