The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association partners with other organizations on the local, regional and national levels to maximize membership for restaurants and allied companies. GKCRA members are automatically enrolled for membership in the National Restaurant Association, the Missouri Restaurant Association or Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association and Visit KC.
National Restaurant Association
The NRA is the largest food service trade association in the world. The NRA promotes entrepreneurship and hospitality while advocating for food service industry interests by taking on financial and regulatory obstacles. The NRA provides tools and systems that help members get significantly better operating results. Membership with the NRA offers free professional advice, readymade solutions, savings on business services, executive opportunities for involvement and growth as well as providing complimentary registration to the industry’s largest trade show, The NRA Show.
Missouri Restaurant Association
The Missouri Restaurant Association is a statewide trade association with over 1,500 member establishments. The MRA provides a voice for the state’s restaurant and hospitality business. MRA’s membership is diverse including full-service luxury restaurants, hotels, institutions, fast foods, schools, contract feeders, and ancillary food service such as theme parks and sports stadiums. The goal of the MRA is to offer a variety of services, resources and tools to help create a stronger business.
Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association
The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association is the voice for the restaurant and hotel industries in Kansas. The KCRHA membership includes restaurants, hotels, motels, country clubs, private clubs and allied businesses that serve the interests the food service and hospitality industries in Kansas. The organization lobbies for industry friendly legislation, promotes quality food and services and is a resource for industry information and education to members, employees, government, media and all other interested parties.
Visit KC, formerly the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, is an economic development organization dedicated to tourism in the Kansas City metro area. Visit KC’s mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City through sales and marketing efforts. Visit KC drives business to local hotels, attractions and restaurants as well as supporting and organizing major annual events like Kansas City Restaurant Week and the Big 12 Basketball Championship, to name a few.