Local restaurants are the cornerstone of communities across the country. We are the nation’s second-largest private sector employer, creating first time jobs and careers in big cities and small towns. Restaurants are a place for people to gather and celebrate special moments with loved ones.
Make a difference on policy that affects your business. The Public Affairs Conference is the restaurant industry’s largest grassroots advocacy event.
Every segment (from quickservice to fine dining) is represented and includes large, international brands to smaller, independent operators who want to advocate for our industry.
In addition to meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, conference attendees will hear from top political speakers and celebrate the industry at networking events.
Foodservice industry jobs
at the end of 2022
Restaurants have fewer
than 50 employees
Restaurant owners started their industry careers in entry-level positions
The restaurant and foodservice industry has nearly 1 million outlets and employs more than 15 million people. Together the voices in the industry can move lawmakers toward change.
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