As some states walk back their re-opening efforts, the National Restaurant Association has put forth a comprehensive plan for legislative and regulatory action to stabilize the restaurant industry and help re-establish its economic foundation. The “Blueprint for Restaurant Revival” calls for Congress to provide short-term relief for the restaurant industry in the form of a targeted Restaurant Recovery Fund and authorize a second round of Paycheck Protection Program eligibility for restaurants along with business liability protection from COVID-19 related lawsuits. The association plan also proposes that the PPP loans be deductible, that the Economic Disaster Loan Program be improved and rejuvenated and that the Employee Retention Tax Credit be expanded.   In addition, the Blueprint calls for ensuring the stability of the nation’s food supply by supplying a COVID-19 vaccine (when it becomes available), testing food and agriculture employees and providing further payroll tax relief for restaurant workers as essential workers. Finally, the proposal seeks funding programs to feed at-risk populations and provide greater access to restaurant meals for low-income Americans. The “Blueprint” was formally submitted to Congress along with a letter addressed to Congressional leaders from both parties, in which the NRA cited lost restaurant sales of up to $120 billion to date as well as an estimated 8 million restaurant workers having being laid off or furloughed.