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|Friday, September 09, 2011||12:15|
(Washington, D.C.) - (drinks media wire) - National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney released the following statement tonight in response to President Obama’s address to Congress:
“As the second-largest private-sector employer, America’s restaurants provide 13 million jobs nationwide,” Sweeney said. “Throughout the economic downturn, we have been one of the few industries that has continued growing, providing quality jobs that lead to fulfilling careers in our industry and others. In addition, restaurant growth creates jobs in a host of other industries, including finance, hospitality, real estate and construction. We are eager to build on that success, but our small business owners and larger restaurant operators continue to face many challenges.
“With greater regulatory certainty, consumer confidence, and more stable commodity and energy prices, our restaurant operators will be able to create even more jobs and provide greater opportunities to more Americans. We look forward to working with both the President and Congress in eliminating regulatory burdens and advancing pro-growth, job-creating measures that will help our businesses and the American economy.”
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit our Web site at www.restaurant.org.
|Company: National Restaurant Association|
|Address: 1200 17th St., NW - 20036 Washington DC|
|Country: UNITED STATES|
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|Fax: +1 (202)-973-3961|