Rep. Zeldin Attends “Coffee with Your Congressman” Restaurant Roundtable
Port Jefferson, NY – On Friday, August 18, 2017, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) attended a “Coffee with Your Congressman” restaurant roundtable at PJ’s Lobster House in Port Jefferson, hosted by the National Restaurant Association and New York State Restaurant Association, to meet with several local restaurant operators. Congressman Zeldin is pictured above, right, with several restaurant operators, including James Luciano, owner of PJ’s Lobster House; Francesca and Atsushi Nakagawa, owners of Slurp; and Joe Dazzo of Dunkin' Brands.
Congressman Zeldin said, “Today’s restaurant roundtable was a great opportunity to speak directly with local business owners and get feedback on issues affecting their day-to-day operations. I was pleased to join the New York State Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association, and restaurant owners from our community this afternoon to discuss many important topics, such as health care, taxes, and how small businesses and restaurants boost our local economy and quality of life. I am committed to working with our small business owners to support them as they continue to grow commerce here on Long Island.”
“On behalf of the New York State Restaurant Association, we thank Congressman Zeldin for meeting with restaurant owners from across the district today. Direct dialogue with our representatives in Congress offer an important opportunity to voice the concerns of business owners on a number of issues,” said Melissa Fleischut, President and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association.