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MRA President’s Inaugural Ball January 25, 2015
12 Dec
2014
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MRA President’s Inaugural Ball January 25, 2015 »

Join your fellow MRA members on the evening of Sunday, January 25th for the Association's annual President's Inaugural Ball. Serving as MRA President in 2015 will be Bob Luke, Regional Manager, of Rib Crib BBQ. MRA has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $99 per night. Hotel reservations can be made online here: DoubleTree Hotel MRA room block. The deadline to receive the room block rate is January 19, 2015.

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Columbia’s “Ban the Box” Law
4 Dec
2014
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Columbia’s “Ban the Box” Law »

On December 1, 2014, the City Council in Columbia, Missouri voted unanimously to prohibit both public and private employers from asking about the criminal convictions of a job applicant on a job application. Under this “Ban the Box” law – a phrase referring to the check box on employment applications inquiring whether an applicant has been convicted of a crime – employers will not...

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FDA Menu Labeling Requirements: What Restaurants Need to Know
4 Dec
2014
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FDA Menu Labeling Requirements: What Restaurants Need to Know »

The Food and Drug Administration on November 25th released final regulations governing nutrition labeling for certain restaurants and similar retail food establishments. The regulations take effect on December 1, 2015, and will apply to restaurant companies with 20 or more locations operating under the same name and offering substantially the same menu items. Other restaurants can choose to comply voluntarily.

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Survey: Human touch still vital in restaurants
13 Nov
2014
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Survey: Human touch still vital in restaurants »

Here's a refreshing reminder of old fashioned hospitality! Consumers increasingly embrace technology, yet many prefer to deal with staff directly, the National Restaurant Association finds.

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KC restaurant association award winners
4 Nov
2014
Written by MRA

KC restaurant association award winners »

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association honored more than a dozen area hospitality industry workers at the annual Gilbert Robinson Leadership and Awards Dinner on Monday. Award winners are nominated each year by employers and peers for their outstanding service in hospitality, cuisine and management.

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MRA’s 2014 scholarship activity
1 Nov
2014
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MRA’s 2014 scholarship activity »

Providing tuition assistance for students pursuing a career in foodservice and hospitality has long been an important component of Missouri Restaurant Association's mission of service to the industry. Throughout the year, and across the state, MRA members donate their time, money, and other resources to conduct various fund raising events

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