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 want to 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.