Restaurant Policy and Lobby

 

Wood-Sourcing Regulations Fire Up Restaurants

With 34 locations, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is no stranger to the expansion game. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the upscale restaurant opened its first unit in 2000 and won over diners with its wood-grilled steaks and fish.

Mid-Sized Businesses Have Low Confidence in Economy, Report Says Mid-Sized Businesses Have Low Confidence in Economy, Report Says

A new study released by the ADP Research Institute, a specialized research group within ADP, which specializes in human capital management, reveals a gap in confidence for mid-sized businesses when it comes to the U.S. economy.  

Majority Support Minimum Wage Hike, Survey Finds

In a survey of 1,000 restaurant-goers, Technomic found 83 percent support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation. 

Organizations Fight 30-Hour Work Week Under Health Care Law Organizations Fight 30-Hour Work Week Under Health Care Law

The National Restaurant Association along with organizations representing hundreds of thousands of employers and tens of millions of employees are launching the "More Time for Full-Time" initiative.

Chefs Gather for Advocacy and Policy Change

More than a dozen chefs from around the country will convene for the James Beard Foundation (JBF)’s fifth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas, from Sept.

NRA Commends Anti-Hunger Measure

The National Restaurant Association on Thursday thanked members of the House Committee on Ways and Means for approving the “Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2014,” legislation that makes permanent a temporary provision allowing incor

Record Number Flock to D.C. to Advocate for Industry

Healthcare, immigration reform, and minimum wage hikes were among the top issues restaurateurs discussed with members of Congress during the National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., April 29-30.

Minimum Wage Effort Stalls in Senate

Senate Democrats were unable to advance their bill to raise the minimum wage Wednesday, failing by a vote of 54-42, six votes shy of the 60 required to overcome a Senate Republican filibuster.

NRA Partners with eHealth on Insurance Coverage NRA Partners with eHealth on Insurance Coverage

The National Restaurant Association announced it is partnering with eHealth, Inc. to offer tools and resources to industry employees looking to find health insurance coverage.

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