Last week, the NRA announced that it will continue its fight to protect the food service industry with the first-ever Restaurant Law Center.

Headed by the NRA’s senior vice president and regulatory counsel Angelo Amador, this law center will provide advocacy and strategy on legal cases before state and federal courts that may threaten businesses, their operators and employees.

“The restaurant industry has been participating in legal battles on behalf of restaurant owners and employees for years. But as these fights become more prevalent, we must have the legal means and an apparatus to push back against outside groups that threaten the jobs and economic growth the restaurant industry creates, as well as to protect and advance the industry. The Restaurant Law Center will streamline the industry’s ability to engage in legal proceedings and to seek just outcomes,” says Amador.

“It is imperative that the second-largest private-sector employer in the country has its voice heard. Restaurants are America’s job training ground and one of the few careers that don’t require a four-year college degree to achieve the American Dream. But restaurants continue to be threatened by overregulation on the local, state and federal levels, and by activist judges with little to no understanding of how our industry works,” says Restaurant Law Center chairman Jay Stieber.