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CONGRESS MUST

ACT NOW


Congress must refill the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to ensure every independent restaurant and bar can survive and thrive. 

The IRC is a voice for the independent restaurant and bar community nationwide. Working together, we can create positive change for our industry and communities.

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Restaurant Relief

Since March of 2020, we’ve been urging Congress to pass relief to help independent restaurants and bars survive the pandemic. Check out the page below for the latest updates and resources.


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The Gift of Giving

Give the gift of an exclusive online cooking experience hosted by Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons, demonstrations by Chef Rick Bayless, Chef Gregory Gourdet and a cocktail lesson with Alex Day. Your purchase supports the IRC and our critical fight to save independent restaurants and bars.

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What's at Stake

Local restaurants and bars are the heart of communities nationwide. We employ over 16 million people, providing ladders of opportunity to women, people of color, single mothers, immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated. Working together, we can influence positive change for our industry and communities.

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Support Center

The arrival of the Omicron variant is once again forcing closures and layoffs. It’s a heavy burden to carry. Visit our support center for mental health services, financial aid and guidance.


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In loving memory of

Chef Floyd Cardoz

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