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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CEO Blog - Thought Leadership: You can be a nice person … AND achieve great success

Last week marked the 14-year anniversary of Dave Thomas passing away. Many of us in Ohio remember Mr. Thomas as the founder of the Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurant chain. He founded the chain with his first restaurant on Broad Street in Columbus.

CEO Blog - Thought Leadership: The unintended consequences of minimum-wage laws

Click on this link to watch Employment Policies Institute (EPI) Research Director Michael Saltsman interviewed on Wall Street Journal Live (January 6, 2016). Saltsman discussed a new study that shows the harm from minimum wage hikes extends beyond teens to less skilled adults.

Workers' Compensation Plans Designed to Meet Your Needs

The ORA and CareWorksComp, its third-party administrator, possess foodservice industry expeOra Workers Comp Smallrience 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.