Sacramento, CA – The Save Local Restaurants coalition issued the following statements after the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1228 (Holden), the quick-service restaurant industry agreement. The bill passed the Assembly on a 48-17 vote and the Senate on a 32-8 vote. Governor Newsom must still sign the bill by October 14, for it to become law.
The elements of the agreement can be found here.
Matt Haller, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association and Sean Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs of the National Restaurant Association, co-chairs of the coalition, offered the following statements:
“This agreement creates the best possible outcome for workers, local restaurant owners and brands, while protecting the franchise business model in California. Franchising is responsible for creating opportunities for thousands of people to become small business owners, and this agreement eliminates the existential threats our members faced. We thank Governor Newsom for helping the parties come together and urge him to sign AB 1228.” – Matt Haller, President & CEO, International Franchise Association
“This agreement provides a predictable future for California restaurant operators and includes a tremendous investment in the QSR workforce, while eliminating regulatory and legislative threats endangering their businesses. We recognize the work from all sides that went into getting this legislation written and appreciate the legislature’s support to get it passed.” – Sean Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, National Restaurant Association.
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