The anti-minimum wage lobbying operation that calls itself the National Restaurant Association now finds itself in a pickle. They are holding Herman Cain’s secrets and tomorrow they will decide whether to release them.
The National Restaurant Association lives on the funding of its giant corporate sponsors. In accordance with the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act, the National Restaurant Association puts out a quarterly list of its national corporate members. Here is a sample of who used to pay Herman Cain’s salary.
7-Eleven, Inc., AFC Enterprises dba Popeyes, All American Specialty Restaurants, American Food & Vending, AmRest Applebee’s LLC, ARAMARK Corporation, Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant, Arby’s/U.S. Beef, Au Bon Pain, Benihana Inc., Bennigan’s, Franchising Co, Big Boy Restaurants International, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc., Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP, Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group, Brinker International, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Buffalo Wings & Rings LLC, Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts, Inc., Buffets, Inc., Burger King Corporation, Cajun Operating Company, California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide TGI Friday’s Inc., Centerplate, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Chipotle, CiCi Enterprises, CKE Restaurants, Inc., Claim Jumper Restaurants, Compass Group, Concessions International, Connor Concepts Corporate Office The Chop House, Corner Bakery Café, Cousins Submarines, Inc., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc., Culver Franchising System, Inc., Darden Restaurants, Inc., Dave & Buster’s, Del Taco, Inc., Delaware North Companies, Denny’s, DineEquity IHOP/Applebee’s, Domino’s Pizza, Inc., Donatos Pizza, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., The Dussin Group dba The Old Spaghetti Factory, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., El Pollo Loco Inc., Elephant Bar Restaurant, Elmer’s Restaurants, Inc., Emeril’s Restaurant, Famous Dave’s of America, Fired Up, Inc., Firehouse Subs of America, LLC, First Watch Restaurants, Focus Brands, Inc/Roark Capital Group, Food, Concepts International, Inc. dba Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy, Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp., Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc., Galardi Group dba WienerSchnitzel, Genghis Grill - The Mongolian Stir Fry, Grill Concepts, Inc. dba The Daily Grill, Ground Round I.O.C., Guest Services, Inc., Hard Rock International, Inc., The HBH Franchise Company, LLC, HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café, Heart of America Restaurants & Inns, Hillstone Restaurant Group, HMSHost, Hooters of America, Inc., Huddle House, Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporate Office, IL Fornaio (America) Corp., In The Sauce Brands, Inc., In-N-Out Burger, International Dairy Queen, Investors Management Corporation Golden Corral, Jack in the Box Inc., Jackmont Hospitality, Inc., Jamba Juice Company, Joe’s Crab Shack Restaurants, Kimpton Restaurant Group, Kolache Factory, Inc., Kona Grill, Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, The Krystal Company, La Rosa’s, Inc., Landry’s Restaurants, Inc, Ledo Pizza System Inc., Lettuce Entertain You, Little Caesar’s Enterprises, Inc.. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc., Luby’s Restaurants, Macy’s Food Division 1143, Mainstreet Ventures, Inc., Marriott International, Mazzio’s Corporation, McAlister’s Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, Melting Pot Restaurants, Morton’s of Chicago National Headquarters, Mr. Gatti’s LP, Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc., Noodles & Company, Nordstrom Restaurant Division, O’Charley’s, Inc., Original Pancake House Franchising Inc., OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC, Panda Restaurant Group, Panera, LLC, Papa Gino’s, Inc., Papa John’s International Inc., Papa Murphy’s International, Inc., Pappas Restaurants, Perkins & Marie Callender’s, Inc, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Phillips Food, Inc., Piccadilly Cafeterias Inc., Pita Pit USA, Plamondon Enterprises, Inc., Platinum Corral, LLC, Pollo Tropical Chicken, Quizno’s Master LLC, Raising Cane’s, Real Mex Restaurants, Inc., Red Robin International, Rice Garden, Inc., Romacorp, Inc., Rosati’s Pizza, Roy’s Restaurants, Rubio’s Restaurant, Inc, The Ruby Restaurant Group, Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Salsarita’s Inc., Select Restaurants, Inc., Shakey’s of California, Shari’s Management Corporation, Smashburger Master LLC, Smith & Sons Foods, Inc., Sodexo, Inc., Sonic Industries, Inc., Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Specialty Restaurants, Starbucks Coffee Company, Steak-Out Franchising, INC, Stockade Companies, Subway Sandwiches and Salads, Taco John’s International, Inc., Taco Mayo Franchise Sys., Inc., Tavistock Restaurants, Ted’s Montana Grill LLC, Texas Roadhouse, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Tim Hortons Inc., Uno Restaurant Corporation, Valentino’s, Viad Corp, Waffle House Corp, Walt Disney World Company, We’re Rolling Pretzel Company, WRPC, Inc., Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Whataburger Restaurants, LP, White Castle System,Inc, Wingstop Restaurants Inc., Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. Wolfgang Puck Group of Restaurants, Worldwide Restaurant Concepts/Sizzler USA, Yard House Restaurants, LLC, Yum! Brands, Inc., Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc.
Are you going to continue to help pay the salaries at the National Restaurant Association by spending money at McDonald’s and Burger King and Starbucks?