Growing coalition advocates for policies supporting on-premise establishments facing financial turmoil due to the COVID-19 crisis
The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation today joined the Hospitality Recovery Coalition, bolstering the group’s influence and reach as it advocates for legislation to support on-premise partners, such as restaurants, bars and distilleries, reeling from the severe economic impacts of COVID-19.
The Hospitality Recovery Coalition is an initiative led by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in partnership with the American Distilled Spirits Alliance (ADSA), the Council of State Restaurant Associations (CSRA), the National Restaurant Association, Tales Of The Cocktail Foundation and TIPS.
“The addition of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation to our coalition will strengthen our voice as we call for additional support for restaurants, bars and distilleries facing challenges created by the pandemic,” said Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Chris Swonger on behalf of the coalition. “We are grateful for their willingness to join us in our efforts to fight for policies that support hospitality businesses across the nation.”
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with DISCUS and supporting members of the Hospitality Recovery Coalition,” said President of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Caroline Rosen. “This work is so essential for the industry right now, and we look forward to amplifying and contributing to these initiatives.”
The Hospitality Recovery Coalition is committed to responsibility and encourages moderation for adults who choose to drink alcohol. Cocktails to-go are intended for home consumption. Laws governing alcohol consumption must always be observed.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
DISCUS is the leading voice and advocate for distilled spirits in the U.S., advocating on legislative, regulatory and public affairs issues impacting the distilled spirits sector at the local, state, federal and international levels. DISCUS members are committed to responsibility and encourage adults who drink to do so in moderation.
The American Distilled Spirits Alliance
ADSA is a trade association of 27 member companies with common interests in the manufacturing, importation and marketing of distilled spirits products in the United States. ADSA members produce approximately two-thirds of all the distilled spirits currently sold in the U.S. Previously known as the Presidents’ Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry, ADSA traces its history back over 40 years.
The Council of State Restaurant Associations
CSRA’s Mission is to foster goodwill and promote the success of state restaurant associations and their members. The purpose of CSRA is to foster and promote the best interests of the state restaurant associations.
The National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.6 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We also sponsor the industry’s largest trade show; leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); and unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart).
Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to educate, advance and support the hospitality industry while creating a lasting impact in communities that host its events. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is the global leader in spirits education and a platform to tackle issues facing the global spirits community. Tales of the Cocktail will be hosted digitally from September 20 – 23, 2021. For more information on Tales of the Cocktail®, please visit Www.Talesofthecocktail.Org.
TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.
United States Bartenders Guild
USBG’s mission is uniting the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We believe tending & owning bars is an honorable career choice. Our goal is to empower bartenders to take charge of their careers. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, service projects and competition. Since knowledge is power, our chapters hold cocktail competitions, sponsor intimate seminars with internationally recognized brand representatives, and forge relationships between top bar talent in 50 cities and counting. We offer all our members opportunities to compete, travel around the world, and spread knowledge in the pursuit of elevating our craft.