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: Positive Signs for the Restaurant Industry in 2016

The restaurant industry is fascinating to many people, including investors who track publicly-traded firms such as McDonald’s, YUM Brands, Chipotle and more. Investors and analysts also track privately-owned restaurant chains, independents, food service companies, suppliers, and consumer/food trends.

CEO Blog - Thought Leadership: Connecting with People ... Our Association, Archie and Ann

The CEO of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) connects with some of the best people on the planet. I’ve been on the job now for nearly three weeks and the experience so far has been fantastic. There’s no question that the restaurant and food service industry attracts some of the best and brightest. They are committed to life-long learning, innovation and serving customers. Most of them are also nice people.

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.