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Günter Hans Owner Lydia Melton  Named President of Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association
20 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Günter Hans Owner Lydia Melton Named President of Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association »

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

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Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program
9 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program »

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.

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Ask the Expert: Reduce Theft to Increase Profitability
26 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

Ask the Expert: Reduce Theft to Increase Profitability »

Q: My business is busier than ever, yet my cash balance isn’t growing as I would expect it to. I’m concerned I’m out of touch with what could be happening around controls. I trust everyone, but need to dig a little deeper. Where do I start?

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DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
20 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees »

In a Final Rule handed down on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revised FLSA regulations defining the exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees. These exceptions are commonly known as the “EAP” or “white collar” exemptions. To be exempt from overtime pay...

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Participating Restaurants: 2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out
30 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

Participating Restaurants: 2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out »

The 2nd annual Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out will celebrate a legacy of service and provide scholarships to Greater St. Louis Area students. Participating St. Louis Area restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from that day towards the scholarship fund.

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2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out
13 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out »

“A scholarship fund will allow deserving students to pursue a dream is something Scott would have supported whole-heartedly, It is It is consistent with the manner in which Scott lived his life. We can’t express our appreciation enough to Bart Saracino and the Missouri Restaurant Association.”

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Additional DOL overtime seminars announced
1 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

Additional DOL overtime seminars announced »

Effective December 1, 2016, salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually, or $913 per week, must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Employers must have a plan in place well in advance of the effective date.

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GKCRA to present DOL overtime seminar
1 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

GKCRA to present DOL overtime seminar »

Kansas City area restaurants, hotels, and other businesses can learn the details of upcoming changes to federal overtime law recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor at an upcoming seminar to be presented by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association.

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MRA scholarships and giving back
11 May
2016
Written by MRA

MRA scholarships and giving back »

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.

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May is Military Appreciation Month
27 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

May is Military Appreciation Month »

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.

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