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The restaurant industry is the second largest in Ohio. It's been been hit especially hard by the pandemic for nearly two years, and we're still in it.

Because the restaurant industry is a vital and irreplaceable part of our economy & communities, the ORA has and will continue to fight for survival & growth.

Infographic 2020-2021 Years-in Review

Click the image to the left to see the full 2020-2021 Years-in-Review Infographic. Our focus is your success. Then, now & always.

WHY do restaurant, foodservice & hospitality businesses 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

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News & information that impacts your business.

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Restaurants are excited to welcome guests!

Being ready to serve guests isn't possible without their employees.

Video discussing how the ORA can help you apply for or post an industry job.

CLICK HERE to apply for a job or post a job.

Visit ServSuccess® for restaurant industry career advancement resources.

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


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.

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click here for Ohio Restaurant promise information, signage for your restaurant and the tool kit
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Tomorrow's Workforce.

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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National Restaurant Association Store

Labor Law posters can be found in this online store.