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Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

National Restaurant Association: Beverage Ban is Punitive to Restaurant Owners

The National Restaurant Association says a beverage ban approved September 13 by the NYC Board of Health unfairly targets restaurants, and is a misguided tactic to impact the obesity problem.

NRA to N.Y. Health Board: Beverage Ban Ineffective

New York’s proposed beverage ban is a misguided and ineffective tactic against obesity and unfairly targets the restaurant industry, a leading job creator in New York City and nationwide, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) told the New York Department of H

Study Supports Need To Reform Ethanol Production Mandate

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 produc

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.

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.

NRA Issues Statement on House Repeal of Health Care

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released the following statement from President and CEO Dawn Sweeney upon passage of H.R. 6079, the “Repeal of Obamacare Act”:

NRA Expresses Concerns to Congress Over Health Care

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today expressed concerns with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) impact on restaurants' ability to continue to be engines of job growth.

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 

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