First annual Scott Knopfel  Memorial Dine-Out a huge success
November 18
Featured NewsGreater St. Louis

The fact the event now carries the designation "annual" speaks to the success that it enjoyed. On a balmy Nov. 10 in St. Louis, diners patronized the more than 100 area restaurants participating in the Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out.

A Letter from the GKCRA100  sponsorship chairs
November 04
Featured News

Dine-out to fund scholarships for restaurant and hospitality employees
October 28
Featured News

Nearly one hundred St. Louis area restaurants will contribute a portion of sales proceeds on November 10 to fund scholarships for restaurant and hospitality employees. Diners will have an opportunity to help employees further their education by patronizing participating restaurants.

KC restaurants assist families of fallen firefighters
October 21
Featured NewsGreater Kansas City

I was stunned the Dining for Heroes team was able to secure the participation of 193 Kansas City area restaurants within 36 hours! I am extremely proud of the way the restaurant community came together and wrapped their arms around the families of our fallen.

Request “Yes” Vote to Override Veto of HB 722
October 20
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

Missouri Restaurant Association encourages all members to contact their state senator and representative and ask them to keep Missouri open for business and protect jobs for Missouri citizens by voting “YES” to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of House Bill 722.

Free NRA 2016 Food Show registration for certain MRA members
November 18

A free NRA Show registration is available for certain restaurant members of Missouri Restaurant Association. The 2016 NRA Show will take place May 21 - 24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

2016 MRA ServSafe Manager class schedule now set
November 18

MRA has been working diligently behind the scenes to expand the size and scope of this vital training resource. With nearly 50 classes schedules for 2016 in both Kansas City and St. Louis, you're sure to find one that fits any schedule.

Top 10 list for a smooth open enrollment
September 21

November is traditionally benefits open enrollment month. Here are 10 tips for ensuring that your organization's open enrollment season runs smoothly:

Q&A on the International Agency for Research on Cancer: red and processed meats
October 27
National News

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, based in Lyon, France, is part of the World Health Organization. Its major role is to identify possible causes of cancer. The IARC classifies carcinogens through its Monograph program, which convenes panels of scientists to examine scientific evidence and conduct hazard assessments.

Taking a bite out of food waste
October 14
National News

Finding ways to educate the food industry and its customers on food waste in America was the order of the day at an Oct. 6 meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting, hosted by theFood Waste Reduction Alliance, brought together representatives from food companies, sustainability groups, and government agencies to talk about the problem of food waste and how to work together to solve it.

EMV: Myths and Facts
October 05
INDUSTRY NEWSNational NewsUncategorized

The switch to EMV kicked in officially on Oct. 1, restaurants and other merchants that have not installed readers to accept new chip, or EMV, cards will be liable for chargebacks by their card companies if a purchase is made using a counterfeit debit or credit card. The EMV transition can be confusing for both merchants and guests. As your restaurant decides whether and when to transition to an EMV-enabled system, here are some myths and facts to consider.

October 14
Chapter News

93 percent of consumers believe it is extremely important to feel welcome and comfortable in a restaurant. I’ve eaten in plenty of quick service restaurants. Often I’m greeted with “Hi” and a stare, or perhaps just a stare. The “Hi” part is okay, but the stare freaks me out.

Hispanics find opportunities in restaurants
October 05
Chapter NewsNational NewsUncategorized

The statistics on Hispanic restaurant ownership are particularly exciting. Hispanic ownership of restaurants is far outpaced our overall industry, which provides more opportunity for ownership than just about any other industry. From 1997 to 2007, U.S. Census Bureau data reveals that the number of Hispanic-owned restaurants increased by 80 percent in comparison to 36 percent for all restaurants.

Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-out
September 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater St. Louis

The Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out will celebrate a legacy of service and provide a scholarhip to a Greater St. Louis Area student. Participating St. Louis Area restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from that day towards the scholarship fund.

Wage increases defeated in 3 races
November 09
Government AffairsUncategorized

Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Restaurant Association, said the defeat of the ballot initiative in Tacoma was a “huge statement” about how voters want to talk about wages.

Best Practices – Voluntary Quits
November 03
Government Affairs

In some cases, benefits may be paid to individuals who voluntarily resign. However, the burden of proof will rest with the former employee to prove that they had good cause to quit and that it was attributable to the employer. In order to prove good cause, the individual will need to prove three things:

here’s what you need to know about menu labeling
October 26
Government AffairsINDUSTRY NEWS

In December 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its menu-labeling regulations. While these rules were initially set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2015, the FDA delayed implementation by one year to Dec. 1, 2016


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