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Union Square Hospitality calls on the restaurant industry to push for gun reform

In the wake of two mass shootings, USHG President Chip Wade said his company would commit its money and its voice to changing gun laws.

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Restaurant aid failure exposes a growing lobbying rift

The National Restaurant Association and the Independent Restaurant Coalition both pushed for more aid to help the industry during the pandemic. But differing styles and disagreements between the two may have hampered the effort.

But the pandemic managed to keep pay packages for the industry in check and below average for public company chief executives.

Legislation is pending in 13 states to allow restaurants and bars to continue selling alcohol off-premise.

The latest in a flurry of bills aimed at regulating the services would apply only to certain pieces of data, and only upon request once a year.

A majority of the city’s ruling council have co-sponsored a bill that would reverse last month’s ballot measure.

Pressure from the coffee company, Amazon and others killed the tax, which would have funded anti-homelessness initiatives.

The coffee giant accuses the city of flawed financial decision-making.

Restaurateurs would be forced to pick up the whole fee on tips charged on credit cards.

The state Department of Revenue is conducting more than 1,000 audits comparing cash tips reported by restaurants to tips tracked through credit cards; so far restaurants have been fined more than $40,000.

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