Category: Restaurant Relief

Governor Newsom Announces CA Tax Relief for RRF Recipients

Governor Newsom Announces California Tax Relief for Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Recipients

The GGRA has been working hard to get this state relief. We had discussions with Assemblyman Ting’s office, Senator Wiener’s office, and coordinated with colleagues at SF Travel, CAL Travel, representatives from Southern California restaurant groups, the SF Bar Owner’s Association and the CRA.

We could not be more thrilled to have California move so quickly to conform to Federal tax treatment (not taxing these relief grants).

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Holiday Support for SF Restaurant Families: Christmas Giving Tree

If you are a San Francisco restaurant or hospitality worker that has been impacted by the effects of COVID-19,  you can request to be matched with a San Francisco Secret Santa to provide gifts for your child/children before Christmas. 


If you are interested in supporting SF Restaurant Families Christmas Giving Tree, you can learn more about donating here.

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Call to Action: Tell San Francisco City Leaders Our Restaurant Industry Needs Help Now!

Restaurant Owners, Operators, & Employees: we need your help!
Tell San Francisco City Leaders that the restaurant industry needs help now by sending GGRA’s pre-written email asking our local government to take action by:
  • Immediately providing more financial aid to restaurant workers that have been furloughed/laid off, or lost a significant amount of their income from this ban on outdoor dining.
  • Providing more financial relief for small businesses. We need more financial relief options from the local, state and federal government.
  • Providing businesses with more time to comply with future health orders. A two-day notice is not enough time for our restaurants to pivot or shut down operations without taking a considerable financial loss.
  • Providing clear, digestible criteria for making shutdown decisions. Going forward, there needs to be more accessible data explaining why San Francisco is issuing shutdown decisions for certain activities ahead of the State, like for banning outdoor dining.
Please find the directions and email templates in our latest newsletter here and make your voice heard:
Thank you for support.

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GGRA Signs IRC Letter to Congress

Today, the GGRA joined 183 San Francisco restaurants in signing a letter from the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) urging Congress to pass the RESTAURANTS Act now.

You can find a pdf of the letter here.

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