Welcome to Restaurants Act

The Grassroots Home for the Restaurant Industry

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Welcome to Restaurants Act, the restaurant industry’s grassroots and resource center– a one-stop hub for restaurants, employees, customers, and industry partners.

The restaurant industry is the cornerstone of communities across the country. We are the nation’s second largest private employer, creating first time jobs and careers in big cities and small towns. Restaurants provide a place for people to gather and celebrate special moments with loved ones.

Restaurants across the country face a number of challenges and opportunities in Congress and in state governments across the country. As the voice of restaurant and food service industry, the National Restaurant Association advocates for federal policies that help restaurants and their employees thrive in a safe and prosperous customer-driven business environment.

Sign up for our email list to receive updates on legislation and regulations that impact the restaurant industry, or you can visit our Action Center to see current campaigns.

Thank you for joining with restaurants and their employees – we couldn’t do it without you!

Get Involved!

Make a difference on policy that affects your business. Join us June 19-21, 2023, in Washington, D.C. for our Public Affairs Conference and be part of the industry’s largest grassroots lobbying event.

We want to hear from you!

The restaurant industry, more than any other industry in the nation, has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

We must make sure our story is told and that restaurant operators, employees, and customers are at the table to demand action.

Restaurant Advocacy Fund

The Restaurant Advocacy Fund (RAF), is the National Restaurant Association’s main source of funding to promote and defend the restaurant industry at the state and local levels of government. RAF plays a key role in our industry’s advocacy work.


Please urge Congress to support the “Credit Card Competition Act” and help reduce swipe fees for restaurants!