Diaz-Balart Joins Local Restaurant Owners for Roundtable Discussion
MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after participating in a roundtable with local restaurant owners at Sergio’s, hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association. Florida’s 25th District is home to 1,144 eating and drinking establishments, employing more than 21,000 people throughout the District.
“I am pleased to join the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the National Restaurant Association, and restaurant owners from our community this afternoon. Our local businesses owners are the heart of South Florida, and these roundtables are the perfect opportunity to listen to their concerns, learn about the regulations that are impacting their businesses, and get feedback as to what we can be doing in Washington to lessen the burden. From our tax code to cumbersome regulations, we need to update and reform government programs so that they work for families, small business owners, and individuals, and not the other way around,” said Congressman Diaz-Balart.
“We thank the Congressman for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet with restaurateurs from across the district today. As an industry that operates on thin margins, running restaurants can be challenging business. These kinds of opportunities for direct dialogue with our elected officials are so important in explaining how government policies impact our day to day operations,” said Carlos Gazitua, President & CEO of Sergio's.
Congressman Diaz-Balart talks to local restaurant owners about federal policy that impacts their businesses.
Congressman Diaz-Balart joins local restaurant owners for a photo after participating in a roundtable hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association.