Last updated on: 3/16/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

National Restaurant Association Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"
Reasoning:

“As businesses struggle to recover from the economic recession, dramatic, mandatory wage increases would place yet another financial burden on business owners who are already feeling the pressures of a weak economy and additional costs and regulatory complexity associated with the Affordable Care Act…

Many restaurateurs would be forced to limit hiring, increase prices, cut employee hours or implement a combination of all three to pay for the wage increase. According to National Restaurant Association research, 58 percent of restaurant operators increased menu prices and 41 percent reduced employee hours following the 2007 minimum wage increase.”

“Minimum Wage,” restaurant.org (accessed Mar. 16, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPS/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations, we work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.

We represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests—taking on financial and regulatory obstacles before they hit our members’ bottom line. We provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes get significantly better operating results. And we offer the kinds of networking, education and research resources that are only possible because of our vast, and active, membership base.”

“About Us,” restaurant.org (accessed Mar. 16, 2016)

Mission:

“We serve our members by advancing and protecting America’s restaurant and foodservice industry.”

“About Us,” restaurant.org (accessed Mar. 16, 2016)

Other:
501(c)(6) tax-exempt corporation
Contact Info:
Phone
202-331-5900
Email
askus@restaurant.org
Website
www.restaurant.org
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?