Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc.
April 20
Featured News

MRA tips its hat to Josh Hausgen, owner of Refrigeration and Kitchen Solutions, Inc., for placing MRA logos on the company’s service vans. RKS is an allied partner of Missouri Restaurant Association.

Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings
April 12
Featured News

Noted contributor Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute will be in Missouri on June 5 and 6 to speak to MRA members in four cities. A former field economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michael is uniquely qualified to disclose the truth behind the movement to raise the minimum wage and the consequences of extreme wage mandates.

MRA Legislative Day a huge success
April 06
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

Missouri Restaurant Association partners from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on April 4 for the annual MRA Legislative Day. Greg Hunsucker, owner of V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence and chairman of MRA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, welcomed attendees to the breakfast briefing and stressed the importance of MRA’s involvement in the legislative process.

GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program
March 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

Check out this awesome video from the folks at Hire KC Youth where they feature Kevin Timmons and the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet has worked with Mayor Sly James to support his signature youth initiative and hire Kansas City youth over the summer.

The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back!
March 07
Featured NewsMid-Missouri

It’s the 32nd annual Taste of Mid-Missouri, a special night featuring good food, drink, entertainment and interaction, hosted by the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association (MMRA), a group whose members represent the majority of restaurants, cafés and bistros doing business in Columbia, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks.

Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says
February 22
State

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that currently, more than one out of 10, or 1.2 million, of all eating-and-drinking-place employees in the United States are African American, and that number is expected to grow. Restaurant companies are more intentional and better at recruiting minorities into their corporate ranks...

Restaurants serve up success for Missouri
February 15
State

In Missouri, restaurants employ 12 percent of the state’s workforce – over 295,600 people. We are an industry where a person can begin with no experience, no formal education, and reach the middle class. When you visit a restaurant, note what you see there. Our people and our foods are a reflection of what makes this nation so great.

Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers
February 14
BlogINDUSTRY NEWSState

Competition for employees is also heating up in the restaurant industry. 27 percent of restaurant operators said recruiting-and-retaining employees is the single most important challenge facing their business. This was up from just 9 percent two years earlier.

FDA to align menu-labeling compliance, enforcement
December 06
National News

The Food and Drug Administration said it would publish a final rule extending the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. The extension now aligns the compliance date with the regulation’s enforcement date.

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.

GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program
March 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

Check out this awesome video from the folks at Hire KC Youth where they feature Kevin Timmons and the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet has worked with Mayor Sly James to support his signature youth initiative and hire Kansas City youth over the summer.

Günter Hans Owner Lydia Melton  Named President of Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association
February 20
Chapter NewsMid-Missouri

Melton is an entrepreneur who opened her first bar at the age of 24. Having studied abroad in Belgium, she returned to find that many of the beers and treats she loved sampling while in Europe were unavailable

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program
February 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), in conjunction with the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet, presented the DeLaSalle Education Center with new culinary equipment to support its ProStart® program on February 7. The equipment, valued at $2,200, was made possible through a grant from the GKCRA to support the next generation of culinary leaders.

Lawmakers seek joint-employer delay
April 12
Government Affairs

Fifty-seven legislators sent a letter April 5 to Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, and ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., asking them to include language in the Labor-HHS 2018 budget that would put a one-year hold on this “harmful and confusing new definition of joint employers.”

MRA Legislative Day a huge success
April 06
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

Missouri Restaurant Association partners from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on April 4 for the annual MRA Legislative Day. Greg Hunsucker, owner of V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence and chairman of MRA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, welcomed attendees to the breakfast briefing and stressed the importance of MRA’s involvement in the legislative process.

MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City
February 22
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.

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