Restaurant Policy and Lobby


National Restaurant Association Commends Introduction of Lipinski 40-Hour Bill

The National Restaurant Association applauded Congressman Dan Lipinski’s efforts to change the 2010 health care law’s definition of full-time to 40 hours per week, noting the growing su

Food Industry Welcomes New Guidelines Promoting Food Safety

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commended the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) for the new CIFOR Foodborne Illness

FDA Issues Two Proposed Rules under FSMA to Strengthen the Oversight of Imported Foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards

National Restaurant Association Ramps Up Grassroots Health Care Outreach

The National Restaurant Association announced it is ramping up grassroots advocacy as part of its ongoing efforts to educate Members of Congress on the challenges restaurant operators face in imple

Women Executives Respond to Health Insurance Issues

The organization Women Executives in the Beverage Industry (WEBI) announced a partnership with SASid Insurance Development to provide members of the U.S.

National Restaurant Association Joins Coalition to Advocate for Fair Effective Tax Rates

The National Restaurant Association announced its participation in a new group called the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, a diverse group of organizations joined to advocate for tax reform

Tipping Controversies Challenge Tradition

Several New York City restaurants were named in a lawsuit on July 18 over deceptive tipping practices, including Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster.

National Restaurant Association's Top Lobbyist Receives Honor

National Restaurant Association executive vice president of policy and government affairs Scott DeFife has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by Washington-based news publication CEO Update, w