As the leading not-for-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio's foodservice industry, the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) exists to help restaurants succeed.

Founded in 1920, the association is backed with more than 95 years of industry experience. Through our commitment, experience and expertise, the ORA is dedicated to the representation, education, assistance and promotion of Ohio's foodservice industry. This is why more than 2,400 companies, representing more than 5,000 locations in Ohio, invest in ORA membership.

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State: Minimum wage to remain the same for 2016

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to remain unchanged for 2016 at $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.05 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $297,000 per year.

Marketing expert to give advice during free ORA webinar

As consumers, our uninhibited ability to access information made possible by the proliferation of high-speed broadband, smart mobile devices, and peer-to-peer social networks has forever changed the way we make decisions.

Workers' Compensation Plans Designed to Meet Your Needs

ORA Workers' Comp PlansThe ORA and CareWorksComp, its third-party administrator, possess foodservice industry experience that assist them in helping members navigate the complex world of Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, which is why they developed the ORA Workers’ Compensation plans. With many aspects from which to choose, there is a plan that's right for your business. To learn more, CLICK HERE.