The National Restaurant Association has announced the launch of a new industry grassroots education and engagement resource available online. is a one-stop hub of critical information for restaurants, employees, customers and industry partners.

In addition to the latest resources on COVID-19 restaurant and employee recovery programs, offers an industry-first interactive map of each state, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The map links to state-by-state information, tools and updates covering state laws, regulations regarding closures as well as, eventually, re-openings. It also includes the latest state and federal jobs, job loss and economic data covering the restaurant and foodservice industry.

The National Restaurant Association-managed site also provides a direct connection to the industry’s grassroots engagement platform. Since the coronavirus crisis began, the Association has coordinated more than 400,000 emails to Congress from restaurants, employees, consumers and industry supporters asking for strong federal relief and recovery programs.

“Restaurants, employees, consumers and our industry partners have turned out in record numbers to contact Congress in support of restaurants and their employees,” says Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of public affairs. “ provides a home page for all industry stakeholders to obtain the latest information on their state, as well as at the federal level, and also a dedicated platform to share with Congress how important restaurants and employers are as community cornerstones.”