The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) is the leading not-for-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio's foodservice industry.

Founded in 1920, the ORA is backed with more than 93 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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ORA Board Member Discusses Damaging Impact of Patent Trolls before Congressional Committee

White Castle's Jamie Richardson highlighted the threat these entities pose to the industry

Testifying on behalf of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) today, ORA Board Member Jamie Richardson of White Castle System, Inc., discussed the impact of patent assertion entities, commonly known as "patent trolls," on our nation’s economy. An active member of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) Board of Directors, Richardson has spoken before Congress on many pertinent issues impacting the industry, including health care and minimum wage.

Health Care & Your Business: Just the Facts for Small Employers

You don’t have to offer health care, but you do have to meet other requirements

Small businesses are not subject to the ACA’s employer mandate, but they are required to inform employees about the existence of the state insurance exchange by Oct. 1, 2013.

Workers' Compensation Plans Designed to Meet Your Needs

ORA Workers' Comp PlansThe ORA and CareWorks, 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.


Health Care & Your Business

ORA Health Care & Your Business PNGThe ORA understands that our members will be impacted by the upcoming changes in health care. With this in mind, the association is committed to providing up-to-date information designed to help members comply with the changes outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).