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MRA Legislative Victory
11 May
2016
Written by MRA

MRA Legislative Victory »

Conventions and tourism are a big deal. In fiscal 2015, their total economic impact on the Missouri economy was $15.9 billion according to a report by the Missouri Department of Tourism, which also noted 297,000 Missourians are directly employed by tourism-related businesses.

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FDA Releases Final Menu Labeling Guidance and is Expected to Begin Enforcement in May 2017
5 May
2016
Written by MRA

FDA Releases Final Menu Labeling Guidance and is Expected to Begin Enforcement in May 2017 »

The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. The final guidance provides answers to some of the questions the National Restaurant Association and member companies raised

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6 tips to power through winter storms
2 Feb
2016
Written by MRA

6 tips to power through winter storms »

It’s hard enough running a restaurant in calm conditions, but kitchen life can get extra difficult when things get ugly outside. Here are six ways to protect your business when the next weather emergency hits:

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“Drive-By” ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?
26 Jan
2016
Written by MRA

“Drive-By” ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready? »

Restaurant owners across the country have been slapped with thousands of private lawsuits for failing to meet the precise guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Often these lawsuits are brought by individuals who are not patrons of these establishments.

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Governor Nixon Signs Senate Bill 336
25 Jun
2015
Written by MRA

Governor Nixon Signs Senate Bill 336 »

The bill represents sound and balanced public policy and was the product of a great deal of time and effort. Through attendance at committee hearings, meetings with the Missouri Department of Revenue, and numerous personal visits with legislators, MRA stayed the course on behalf of the industry. The measure enjoyed bipartisan support throughout the process. We applaud Director of Revenue Nia Ray and her staff who worked with us toward an equitable resolution.

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Restaurants among job growth leaders
8 Jun
2015
Written by MRA

Restaurants among job growth leaders »

The employment recovery from the Great Recession is now more than five years in, and the restaurant industry has been one of the economy's strongest job creators during this span. In addition, wage growth in the restaurant industry outpaced the economy and many of the other top job creating sectors during the economic recovery, according to the NRA's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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An Important Victory for Restaurants
6 May
2015
Written by MRA

An Important Victory for Restaurants »

Legislative victories require a strong and united voice, as well as an ongoing dialogue with legislators. I encourage you to participate in the process. There is always strength in numbers, and there are critical issues on the horizon. Rest secure in the knowledge that Missouri Restaurant Association is up to the challenge. We have been for nearly 100 years.

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Restaurant Neighbor Awards
31 Oct
2014
Written by MRA

Restaurant Neighbor Awards »

Each year the National Restaurant Association recognizes a select few of America's restaurants that have gone above and beyond in service to the communities in which they operate.

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Troubled Waters
20 Oct
2014
Written by MRA

Troubled Waters »

The most valuable natural resource is crucial to foodservice. Whether due to necessity or desire, the country is finally getting smart about its use of water.

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MRA announces communication initiative
15 Oct
2014
Written by MRA

MRA announces communication initiative »

Bob Bonney, CEO Missouri Restaurant Association

Missouri Restaurant Association presents the inaugural edition of our weekly newsletter, Missouri Restaurant Weekly. Check your inbox each week Read more…

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