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Latest News from the National Restaurant Association
-  Last updated 08.26.2021 -

RRF Replenishment Act

August 26, 2021

Tell Congress to Replenish the RRF!

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) has been an incredibly effective recovery tool for the restaurant industry, but for too many owners, the $28.6 billion in funding won’t last long enough for them receive a dollar in disaster funding. The SBA estimates that they need at least an additional $50 billion just to fund the applications submitted before the application portal was closed.

Follow the link below to learn more about the RRF Replenishment Act and to send an email to your officials.

"Do No Harm" Policy

April 19, 2021

We urge legislatures to take a “do no harm” approach to issues affecting restaurants and their workforce.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

March 11, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act establishes a $28.6 billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” (RRF) within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Employee Retention Tax Credit

February 22, 2021

Restaurants can receive up to $19,000 per eligible employee in ERTC across 2020 (up to $5,000) and 2021 (($7,000 in Q1 and Q2).

Raise the Wage Act

February 11, 2021

The National Restaurant Association opposes the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 because it would hurt small and independent businesses, lead to dramatic job cuts, trigger higher consumer costs, hit an industry still reeling from COVID-19, and end tipping preferred by consumers and servers.

Paycheck Protection Program

December 21, 2020

Eligible restaurants and small businesses can access $284.5 billion in new PPP loans, which can be fully forgiven if proceeds are used for allowable expenses during a selected 8-week or 24-week period that begins after the proceeds are received.

Immigration Reform

January 1, 2021

We support border security, a path to legalization, a viable essential worker program, and an efficient federal employment verification program.


February 11, 2021

The National Restaurant Association opposes eliminating the tip credit. Tipping is preferred by restaurants, employees, and consumers.

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