$15 Minimum Wage: Don’t Believe a Promise that Can’t Be Kept

How $15/hour minimum wage will hurt the people it’s supposed to help. A $15/hour minimum wage grabs attention. It promises to address exploitative wages, to lift the impoverished into the middle class, and to fight income inequality. And for warm-hearted, well-meaning citizens like you and me, these are good things. There is only one problem: Read More

Late David Burke Inducted Into Hospitality Hall Of Fame

[Orlando, Fla] Representatives from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized the commitment and service of the late David Burke in a ceremony held on Sept. 15. The Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for their remarkable work in hospitality, and the FRLA chose Burke Read More

Statement on ‘Slave Wages’ Remark

[Tallahassee, Fla] The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) has issued the following statement from Carol Dover, CEO/President, regarding John Morgan’s remarks at the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa on Friday: “Mr. Morgan has made his position on minimum wage clear by leading the charge to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot next November. Read More

FRLA Welcomes New Chairman of the Board

[Tallahassee, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to announce Sheldon Suga as the 2020 Chairman of the Board. Suga, the Vice President and Managing Director of Hawks Cay Resort, began serving as FRLA’s new chairman effective Sept. 15. He presides over FRLA, one of the state’s largest trade associations representing more Read More