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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 recipe collection or an 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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Become an IRC insider when you sign up to our mailing list today.  Join thousands of industry professionals and patrons.  Keep up-to-date on our advocacy efforts. Together we will work to save restaurants from the devastating impacts of the pandemic and build a brighter, more resilient future for the industry.


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In loving memory of

Chef Floyd Cardoz

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