New York, NY – The New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) today issued a statement supporting City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn¹s decision to survey restaurant operators in an effort to examine the Department of Health¹s letter grading system and its impact on small business owners.
It's time we have an independent assessment of the city's letter grading system because it is failing New York City restaurants in many ways, said Andrew Rigie, Executive Vice President of the New York City Chapter of NYSRA.
We are excited to work with Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Health Committee Chair Maria del Carmen Arroyo on this important initiative to make sure that government is working for both public health and the small business owners who make this city work.
The New York State Restaurant Association will distribute the survey to thousands of restaurant members in New York City and will participate in the upcoming oversight hearing.
The New York State Restaurant Association, founded in 1935, is the leading business association for the restaurant and hospitality industry in New York State. Comprised of more than 56,000 restaurants, bars, clubs, New
York restaurants represent more than 628,000 employees and sales of approximately $27 billion – making it the cornerstone of the economy, career opportunities and community involvement. Along with the New York State Restaurant Association and New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, NYSRA and its chapters work to represent, educate and promote the rapidly growing hospitality industry. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.nysra.org/.