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2014 MRA Buyer's Guide
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - The 2014 MRA Buyer's Guide is now available! Look for the print edition to soon arrive in your mailbox or feel free to click on the homepage link to access the online version. The MRA Buyer's Guide is your go-to resource for restaurant & foodservice vendors in Missouri. Support businesses engaged in YOUR industry and community.
Register today for the 2014 NRA Show in Chicago!
Monday, April 14, 2014 - The annual NRA Show is quickly approaching, have you made reservations to attend this year's event? Not only will you learn about the latest industry trends and technology, this year the National Restaurant Association is also presenting a series of diverse educational sessions as well as demos featuring some of the industry’s most well-known celebrity chefs. Register today!
2014 MRA Legislative Day
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 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. This year the MRA was represented by it's largest delegation in years! They visited over 60 legislators from across the state and made their presence known on The Hill by wearing chef coats adorned with the MRA logo. Top issues discussed included minimum wage, expanded CID policies, school year lengths and state income tax reduction.
Congratulations and welcome to our 2014 Leadership!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - On January 11th in Kansas City, MO the MRA formally Inaugurated their 2014 President, Mr. Vic Allred, of Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen and his Officers;Vice President Bob Luke, Rib Crib BBQ & Grill; Treasurer Buddy Lahl, Treat America Food Services, Secretary John LaRocca, University Club of MU, Chairman Mark Dirnberger of Bella Italia. We look forward to a successful and exciting year in the restaurant world! To view photos from the event, click HERE.
Thank you for supporting the 2013 President's Open Golf Tournament
Tuesday, July 24, 2013 - The President's Open Golf Tournament, held at Osage National Golf Resort, was another huge success thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors and players. 88 golfers, comprising 22 teams, enjoyed a steamy day on the golf course. However, the heat did not hold back our two winning teams, Missouri Eagle and Fast Fix, from their great performances. Those that didn’t have the “drive” to play in the heat played in a cooler way on the lake thanks to Anheuser-Busch generously donationg the AB Boat for the afternoon. As always, the MRA Past Presidents Dinner was a wonderful conclusion to the event, with over 10 of the MRA's past leaders, and more than 100 people, in attendance. The tournament and dinner raised over $5,000 thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Naught-Naught Insurance Agency, Missouri Lottery, Secura, Missouri Eagle, PFS Middendorf, Kuna Foodservice, PepsiCo, Boulevard Brewing Co., and Missouri Wine and Grape Board. Check out pics for the tournament and dinner here.
National Restaurant Association Expresses Strong Concern About Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Law
Law’s Impact Will Hurt Thousands of Business Owners and their Employees
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - (Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association today expressed strong concern about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of provisions within the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including all of the employer requirements which threaten the economic health of the restaurant industry. “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is troubling for restaurant operators and business owners across the country,” said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “We encourage Congress to continue efforts to repeal the law, since the Court’s decision leaves the employer requirements in place, provisions which impact restaurant operators’ ability to grow and create jobs." Continue reading...
Missouri High School Students Rise to the Top at State Competition
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Students at Herndon Career Center and Warrenton High School are cooking up recipes for success as they prepare for the National ProStart Invitational the end of April. The Missouri Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (MRAEF) announced that it will be sending the culinary team from Herndon Career Center, Raytown, and a management team from Warrenton High School, Warrenton, to compete in the 11th annual National ProStart Invitational, April 27 - 29, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Md. The teams will compete against forty other qualifying teams from across the country for a chance to take home the national title.
Herndon Career Center is set to take the stage at the national competition on Sunday, April 29, at 12:40 p.m., where they will have sixty minutes to prepare a three course meal along with displaying their knife skills, production knowledge, and plating presentations. Warrenton High School will display their management knowledge and present their restaurant concept on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. Keep reading...
Restaurant Industry to Outpace National Job Growth, Reach Record Sales
Article courtesy of the National Restaurant Association
February 3, 2012 - Despite sluggish recovery by the nation's economy, the restaurant industry is projected to expand in 2012. While the industry remains in a modest growth environment, economic indicators are pointing in the right direction for opportunity and succes. Total restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record high of $632 billion in 2012 - a 3.5 percent increase over 2011, or 0.8 percent hwne adjusted for inflation, according to the NRA's 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Continue reading article here.
Organization Dishes Up a Night of Restaurant Industry Honors
January 17, 2012 - The Missouri Restaurant Association and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association will honor new Presidents, Restaurateurs of the Year, Company of the Year, and other award recipients at annual Inaugural Ball. Click here to read the full press release.
New Health Insurance Benefit Exclusively for MRA Members
October 12, 2011 - The MRA Board of Directors recently approved a new Endorsed Partner offering health insurance solutions exclusively for members. The Meyer Group is proud to offer an entire suite of healthcare options that will help members gain easier access to medical coverage and related products and services. Members looking for new benefits or comparing existing benefits will want to take advantage of this opportunity. The MRA has partnered with an exclusive plan to bring members a competitive edge in insurance.