PRLA has reached out to open the channels of communication between the industry and county officials.
Allegheny County Republican Delegation submitted a letter to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing how this new order directly impacts you, your business, and your employees. Remember, keep you message factual and respectful.
General Talking Points
Safety of employees and guests remain the top priority.
Our restaurant typically has done [fill in food to alcohol sales ratio]. Alcohol sales have the highest profit margin for any restaurant. Eliminating it completely directly impacts my ability to manage payroll, utilities, cost of raw materials, etc.
Encourage enforcement so the bad actors are punished and not the businesses in compliance.
PRLA has a number of ideas to control excessive consumption and congregating in a restaurant and we urge you to engage with them on this issue. Working together we can find a solution that continues to promote safety and help restaurants keep the lights on.
Many restaurants are struggling to survive as it is. Data released by the National Restaurant Association has found that 30,000 restaurants nationwide have permanently shuttered. Alcohol sales have literally been the difference between closing permanently and keeping the lights on to weather this crisis.