Legislative Day is an annual event designed to bring together restaurant operators throughout Missouri to call on senators and representatives from their legislative district back home. Held early in the year’s legislative session, Legislative Day highlights MRA legislative initiatives and priorities for the year.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast meeting where members are briefed on the issues and educated regarding the most effective techniques for engaging with legislators. The group then takes on “The Hill” and meets with their local representatives and senators. MRA staff are able to schedule appointments with your senators and representatives if you desire.
Legislative Day concludes with the Taste of Missouri, a food focused event that is marked on the calendar of every Missouri senator and representative. As the legislators enjoy fare from Missouri’s restaurants in the Capitol Rotunda, members have additional opportunities to engage on the issues, and legislators leave with a remembrance of the excellence of the restaurants in our state.
Thank you to our members who make Legislative Day a success!
The MRA annually sends a delegation of members to the Capital in Jefferson City to educate legislators on important industry issues and fight for our members’ best interests. We visit over 60 legislators from across the state and made our presence known on The Hill by wearing chef coats adorned with the MRA logo. Top issues discussed are traditionally minimum wage, expanded CID policies, school year start and end dates and state income tax reduction.
The Missouri Restaurant Association recognizes the value of commitment to all participating members:
BBC II – Columbia
Hickory Log – Dexter
Sir Winston’s – Fulton
University Club – Columbia
The Heidelberg – Columbia
Madison’s Cafe – Jefferson, City
Boulevard Brewing Co. – Kansas City
St. Louis Community College – St. Louis
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue – Kansas City
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Cafe – Columbia
Missouri Wine and Grape Board – Jefferson City
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen – Columbia, Kansas City
The Blue Owl – Kimmswick
Pepsi Co. – Columbia
For more information on the MRA Legislative Day or to feature your restaurant at the Taste of Missouri, contact
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