How will you comply with the new federal overtime law?
July 20
Featured News

The Department of Labor’s long-anticipated final rule, handed down May 18, 2016, directing which salaried employees must receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek becomes effective December 1, 2016

2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award
July 13
Featured News

Three St. Louis area restaurants were selected to receive the prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association to recognize a select group of America’s restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their local community.

A Night at the Ballpark
July 06
Featured News

The results of the November 2016 elections will significantly impact our industry and our nation. At all levels of government, restaurants face legislative and regulatory challenges. Our industry must respond with a vigorous and united voice. Your attendance moves the process along.

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.

Cut costs while doing social good
July 25
State

Donating surplus food does more than divert waste from landfills. It helps disadvantaged members of your community, provides tax savings to your business and helps restaurants better manage their businesses.

Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips
July 19
StateUncategorized

Analyze what content garners the best engagement from your target markets so that you can focus your time crafting media that earns more engagement. As a result, your social media channel(s) will help engage your clientele towards overall brand recognition, and better yet, brand participation.

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.”

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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