Reasons to Join

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Food industry professionals will benefit from joining forces with a powerful and knowledgeable group of industry advocates. From the State Capitol to Capitol Hill, the Missouri Restaurant Association provides a voice for the state’s restaurant and hospitality business. And with a variety of services, resources and business-building tools available, the MRA will help to make your life easier and your business stronger.

We are proud to cater to a growing community of Missouri foodservice professionals, and believe in establishing a dialogue with our members. As a member of the MRA, your input will help us to incorporate new benefits, such as our online Buyer’s Guide and enhanced networking and communication tools. Our goal is to make operating your business as smooth as possible, so that you can focus on staying ahead of the curve. Here’s a look at some of what membership in the MRA has to offer.

Regular Membership
Regular Membership in the MRA is designed for restaurateurs. As a Regular Member, you will enjoy savings on services and programs you’ll need to grow your business, including music licensing discounts, e-mail marketing solutions and credit card and payroll processing. You’ll also receive FREE membership in the National Restaurant Association (NRA) along with access to great informational resources such as our Labor & Employment Law Hotline, the MRA Insurance Alliance, Missouri Restaurant Weekly newsletter, Missouri Restaurant Magazine, and more!

Allied Membership
Allied Membership in the MRA is designed for restaurant industry service providers. As an Allied Member you’ll enjoy great networking tools, including a free MRA membership list detailing all members of the association, a free listing in our annual Buyer’s Guide, and more. You’ll also have access to other MRA resources, including our Corporate Sponsorship Program, Missouri Restaurant Weekly newsletter, Missouri Restaurant Magazine, and more!


Here’s what some of our Members are saying about the Missouri Restaurant Association…

Richard Walls, The Heidelberg:
We are a member because we want to stay informed, save money and be the best restaurant we can be.

Vic Allred, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen:
The MRA keeps me informed on the most important political issues regarding our industry. My membership allows me to be part of a collective voice that is closely listened to in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. MRA’s lobbying platform is one of the most influential in Jefferson City and helps prevent legislation that would have a negative effect on my business.

David Maxwell, The Bread Basket Cafe:
I belong to the MRA because over time it has saved my business a lot of money through using endorsed providers, as well as making sure legislative issues like minimum wage are addressed when I can’t be there myself. Being a member of the MRA also gives me the opportunity to stay in touch when legal requirements change and I need input on how to handle them for the restaurant. While membership isn’t cheap it is an extremely good value.

Greg Hunsucker, V’s Italiano Ristorante:
The Missouri Restaurant Association is the single most important organization an independent restaurant company can be affiliated with. Providing education and training, lobbying our Legislators on Capitol Hill to protect our industry and the many cost saving programs, not only allow us to survive in a tough business, but actually are the reason we survive.


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