MRA to honor its past presidents at July 25 dinner in Lake Ozark
June 29
Featured News

Since its beginning, MRA has been led by an outstanding group of men and women selected by our Board of Directors to serve as the Association’s president. MRA would not have been able to accomplish its vital mission of service to the restaurant industry without their dedicated and skillful leadership.

Changing the face of advocacy: Positive results in St. Louis lead to second initiative in Kansas City
June 22
Featured News

The Kitchen Cabinet is composed of restaurant operators, employees and supporters committed to growing and preserving industry opportunities. For the MRA, the initiative helps showcase the good work restaurants do locally.

Scott Knopfel memorial scholarships awarded
June 15
Featured News

Thanks to the generosity of many Greater St. Louis area restaurants, nine students will receive financial assistance as they head to school this fall. Funds for the scholarships were contributed by local restaurants who participated in the Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-out last Nov. 10.

What to do when customers claim your food made them sick
June 13
Featured News

When a customer claims your food caused an illness, contact the manager who was on the scene. A customer may start feeling ill while still in your restaurant or call from home days later. In both scenarios...

Spotlight on Member Benefits
June 08
Featured News

As restaurants consider adding healthier menu choices, thought needs to be given to how to make these items accurate and appealing. Healthy Dining Finder, a partner of the NRA and MRA can help.

Supply surplus leads to lower protein costs
June 13
State

Food costs are lower this summer, thanks to a surplus of pork, chicken and beef, industry experts say. Coffee is a good buy, too. “There’s plenty of pork to be had,” commodities analyst John Barone says. “It should continue flowing.”

11 questions about music licensing
June 07
INDUSTRY NEWSState

MRA endorses telephone service provider
May 18
Featured NewsState

The Missouri Restaurant Association is pleased to announce our newest endorsed partner, Nexumi Communications. Nexumi is an internet based phone system providing a cutting edge, state of the art solution to your telephone needs.

DOL issues final overtime rules
May 18
Government AffairsINDUSTRY NEWSNational News

Two clear examples of the industry’s influence in the rule are highlighted in the sections dealing with the “long” duties test and the bonuses. On the “long” duties test, the rule states that the “Department understands the concerns of employers and their advocates that prohibiting managers from ‘pitching-in’ could negatively affect the workplace.

New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll
April 11
National News

An unfortunate number of employers have recently fallen victim to a phishing scam that tricks them into disclosing highly sensitive employee information to unknown third parties.

Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts
April 06
Government AffairsNational NewsNEWS

One of the industries the DOL has recently targeted for investigation is the restaurant industry. Common areas for DOL review in the restaurant industry include application of the tip credit, compliance with tip pooling regulations, payment of the minimum wage and overtime and the employment of minors.

MRA scholarships and giving back
May 11
Chapter NewsState

As final exams conclude this week at most colleges and universities, it is appropriate to think of the group of 49 students who received financial assistance during the past academic year as a recipient of a scholarship awarded by one of MRA’s affiliated chapters.

May is Military Appreciation Month
April 27
Chapter NewsFeatured News

The restaurant industry has always recognized that skills learned while serving in the armed forces are good predictors of success in the industry. Veterans employed in restaurants hold management positions at nearly twice the rate of non-veterans in the industry.

31st Annual Taste of Mid-Missouri
February 10
Chapter NewsColumbia/Mid-Missouri

You’ll sample delectable bites from over 30 area restaurants, with a variety of delicious beverages from our many local distributors, all in the comfort of Mizzou’s University Club in the Alumni Center. Parking is available across the street at the Turner Avenue garage.

Repealing Debit Swipe-Fee Reform Would Increase Costs to Consumers
June 28
Government Affairs

Given the ongoing and rough transition to EMV or chip cards and the corresponding explosion in chargebacks for restaurants, removing limits on debit swipe fees is a step in the wrong direction for consumers and restaurants alike

FDA sets voluntary sodium targets for restaurants
June 06
Government Affairs

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to reduce the amount of sodium Americans consume by encouraging restaurants, foodservice operators and manufacturers to meet “voluntary targets” in 150 categories of food over the next 10 years.

DOL issues final overtime rules
May 18
Government AffairsINDUSTRY NEWSNational News

Two clear examples of the industry’s influence in the rule are highlighted in the sections dealing with the “long” duties test and the bonuses. On the “long” duties test, the rule states that the “Department understands the concerns of employers and their advocates that prohibiting managers from ‘pitching-in’ could negatively affect the workplace.

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