Government Policy and Regulation

May 26, 2021

New Washington Law Targets Single-Use Plastics

In Washington, starting next year, a foodservice business’ customers must request utensils, straws, packaged condiments and beverage cup lids.

May 19, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application Period Ends Monday

Foodservice establishments that are eligible for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund have until 8 p.m. EST on Monday, May 24, to apply.

May 13, 2021

Texas Joins List of States Permanently Offering To-Go Alcohol

This week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formalized an alcohol-to-go law, offering an added source of revenue for ailing restaurants.

May 3, 2021

What Restaurants Need to Know, Do For Workplace Safety Compliance

Melanie L. Paul and Chris Schlag, of Jackson Lewis, share best practices for restaurants in a webinar titled “Serving Up OSHA Compliance: How to Operate Safely in the Pandemic.”

April 27, 2021

Comment Period Open for Energy Star Commercial Ovens Draft 1 Specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on the Energy Star Version 3.0 Commercial Ovens Draft 1 Specification through May 12.

April 23, 2021

Restaurant Recovery: Funding Deficiencies, Workforce Shortages Cast Shadows

Isabella Casillas Guzman, of the Small Business Administration, and Tom Bené, of the National Restaurant Association, share perspectives on post-pandemic restaurant recovery.

March 29, 2021

Sealing the Deal — With To-Go Alcohol Gaining Momentum, Revenue Opportunities Arise

Sweeping considerations of cocktail to-go laws as well as alcohol delivery have been heralded as significant game changers for a beleaguered restaurant industry.

March 10, 2021

COVID Relief Package, With $28 Billion Earmarked for Restaurants, Signed by Biden

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion relief bill into law on Thursday.

February 15, 2021

Energy Star Highlights Areas of Product Discussion, Focus

In its latest report, Energy Star noted recent and upcoming product specification updates from the Environmental Protection Agency.

San Mateo Outdoor Dining
February 10, 2021

California Senate Bill Aims to Throw Restaurants ‘A Lifeline’

In a sign of the times, many restaurants have turned to outdoor tents and even igloos to increase in-person capacity during the pandemic. In California, such structures might stick around.

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