Share Your Story

The restaurant industry, more than any other in the nation, has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Lawmakers want to hear from you – restaurant operators, employees, and customers – about how the last year has impacted the restaurants you love and the action you need them to take now.
Can you record a quick video below to share your story? We’ve provided a few key questions to help guide your video if you need it!
Here are a few prompts to help craft your message:
When restaurants were first shut down in March 2020, what was your reaction? 
What have the past 11 months have been like for you and your restaurant?
What challenges have you faced keeping your restaurant open during the pandemic?  
How has government support helped your restaurant remain open?
How long will it take until your restaurant is running at full capacity?
What changes have you made during the pandemic that you will continue as business returns to normal?  
What has kept you going and keeps you motivated in 2021 to continue serving customers?
We will share it with Congress, policymakers and influencers in Washington.  We will not let your experience be forgotten.

Every voice matters!

Legal Disclaimer: By recording a video on this site you are agreeing to the following authorization:


I hereby consent that the National Restaurant Association, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation  qualified as an IRS 501(c)(6) association, its affiliates and their representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Association”), shall have the right to publish, modify, edit, transmit, license and/or otherwise use my name, statements, image, likeness and/or voice in any audio and/or video recordings, photographs, digital images, and the like (collectively, my “Voice and Likeness”), they have taken or made of me in connection with the Association’s Restaurants Act program (“Program”) or in which I may have been included, for publicity, promotion, internet usage or any other lawful purpose, or in reproductions thereof.

I hereby waive all claims for any compensation for use of my Voice and Likeness and waive any right that I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product or use or promotion thereof.  I further waive any right to inspect or approve the finished Program.  I understand that my participation in the Program is voluntary and will not be compensated in any way. I hold harmless, and release and forever discharge, the Association and its licensees, from any claim, demand, or cause of action which I, or any other person acting on my behalf may have by reason of the use of my Voice and Likeness.

I hereby certify that I am over eighteen years of age and am competent to contract in my own name insofar as the above is concerned.  If I am under eighteen years of age my parents have read this document and have given their consent.

I have read the foregoing release, authorization and agreement and warrant that I fully understand the contents thereof.