About the ORA

Since 1920, the Ohio Restaurant Association has proudly served Ohio's restaurant, foodservice and hospitality community, and members remain 

top priority.

Founded on thought leadership and focused on finding sound business solutions, the ORA and its Foundation offer members advocacy, education, events and time & money-saving products & services tailored to the needs of Ohio’s restaurant community.

What we stand for


We serve our members by advancing and protecting Ohio’s restaurant, foodservice & hospitality industry.


We lead Ohio’s restaurant, foodservice & hospitality industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve.

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The ORA and its Foundation incorporates a set of Core Values into our workplace & professional practices. These Core Values represent who we are as a staff; they exemplify how we conduct business; and, they embody how we care for and work with each other and all those we interact with each day.