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Your Business.

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As restaurants continue to reopen

they’re excited to welcome guests! 

That won’t be possible without their employees.

There are hundreds of industry career opportunities available right now, from chefs, servers & management personnel to purchasing, accountants & suppliers.

CLICK HERE to apply for or post a job.

Visit ServSuccess® for restaurant industry career advancement resources.

Grant Dollars Still
for Ohio’s Restaurants and Bars Impacted by the 2020 Pandemic

The Food and Beverage Establishment Grant, announced by the state earlier this summer, provides grants up to $30,000 to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other food and drinking businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of individual grants to eligible businesses will be determined by the business’ loss of revenue in 2020. Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Legislature have designated $100 million for this program. The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Development.

If you have not applied, please see the information below and 

do so immediately.

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fact sheet

Click the Promise Pledge above to download and print.

read the full ohio restaurant promise
download your Ohio Restaurant Promise Tool kit
download posters & flyers with helpful safety messaging for your guests and staff

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Restaurants are cornerstones of every community and Ohio employs more than 585,000 of your friends, neighbors and family. We have all experienced exemplary hospitality, celebrated life’s biggest moments, enjoyed a relaxing meal and some have even received a donation from a favorite restaurant. Now is the time to support those who have supported us and the communities we call home.

DONATE now to

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WHY do restaurant, foodservice & hospitality professionals JOIN the ORA?

-  To take advantage of quality products & services selected through interactions with members & survey, offered by Vendors evaluated by the ORA that can save time & money & build brand awareness

-  To grow personally & professionally by attending
 association events, meeting industry experts & accessing valuable content

-  To know they can rely upon the ORA to protect their businesses at the local, state & federal levels through nonpartisan, pro-business advocacy 

Become a part of it.




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Ohio ProStart

The Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation (ORAEF) manages Ohio ProStart: a two-year high school program that connects students in the classroom with real-world experiences, and develops the next generation of the restaurant management, culinary arts and foodservice industry. 


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