Recent Publications

The Wait Is Over, but the Questions Are Not: Adapting to the FDA’s New Menu Labeling Requirements

Just before Americans sat down to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, with many of them probably choosing to overlook the total calorie count of those meals, the FDA released the long awaited rule on nutritional labeling applicable to chain restaurants and other venues serving restaurant type food (79 FR 71156). >>



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Restaurant and Foodservice


Haynes and Boone is the law firm of choice for national and global restaurant chains, food suppliers, food service equipment manufacturers and distributors. Restaurant operations face complex financing, development, operational and litigation issues; yet too many law firms fail to really understand what the industry does and how it operates.

Our lawyers know the restaurant industry thoroughly, and have hands-on experience with solutions to both the everyday and unique challenges our franchisor, franchisee, operator, owner and investor clients face. Having handled the business issues and legal needs of clients with three to 3,000 locations, we understand the legal implications of hiring new employees, acquiring real estate or seeking financing.

With our multidisciplinary approach to restaurant and foodservice practice we can address the entire design and structuring of an investment transaction such as restaurant organization, financing program, distribution arrangements, government contract, national account, environmental and employment compliance, licensing or franchising programs and the resolution of disputes related to any of the foregoing.