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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Affect change by attending the NRA 2015 Public Affairs Conference

Bend lawmakers’ ears so they better understand how their decisions impact the industry

America's restaurateurs are gearing up to remind the nation’s lawmakers of the value foodservice plays in driving the nation’s economy Apr. 14-15, 2015 as part of the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 30th annual Public Affairs Conference.

Rover Pipeline will Boost Business for Restaurants, Save Money

Job creation associated with shale gas development would total 930,000 manufacturing jobs nationwide by 2030, a Pricewaterhouse Coopers report says

Community leaders who attended recent public meetings in Ohio and Michigan to learn more about the proposed Rover natural gas pipeline project heard a lot of discussion about its benefits to the economy. That is a conversation we should be having about a $4 billion project that will create 10,000 local construction jobs along its 800-mile route.


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.