We Need Congress to Enact the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival

A Message from FRLA and the National Restaurant Association

Later this month, Congress will consider their final coronavirus response bill for 2020. From the beginning of this pandemic, FRLA has tirelessly worked with the National Restaurant Association to lead the charge in Washington for a comprehensive solution for Florida restaurants and bars. We have made steady progress, but Congress needs to do much more to ensure the survival of our industry.

Our partners at the National Restaurant Association recently conducted a survey; thousands of you participated and shared your priorities and needs. By a 50/50 tie vote, you identified a $120 billion recovery fund and a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding as the top goal we should pursue in our advocacy agenda.

We heard you – and we are proud to join our partners at the National Restaurant Association to release the new Blueprint for Revival for the industry.  It represents a strong, far-reaching plan for how Congress can advance restaurants in every city and town in this country.

Restaurants have lost more revenue and jobs than any other industry, but there are a lot of competing interests before Congress. We are shouting here in Washington, but policymakers need to hear your voice directly.

Tell Congress to support restaurants and employees. Tell Congress to pass the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival.
We have given Congress a road map for action – that calls for either enacting our Restaurant Recovery Fund or implement a targeted second-round of PPP for our industry – as well as other asks that will allow us to keep our doors open for the long haul and serve the communities we call home. We need your support to bring this effort over the finish line.

Please take action to share your story and lend your voice to this campaign.  Every voice counts, and we must ensure that Florida’s restaurants and bars are well represented in the final relief bill for 2020.