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: Belgian Waffles in Cincinnati ... a Powerful USP!

The road to success in the restaurant business takes many paths. Many restaurant owners and operators started as would-be chefs, backyard BBQ kings, pizza experts (with their grandma’s secret Italian sauce and fresh mozzarella), home bakers, ice cream flavor innovators and even farm-to-table enthusiasts. They focus on a point of differentiation and make it special.

CEO Blog - Thought Leadership: Ohio ProStart® Provides Launching Pad for Restaurant Careers

Recently, an article appeared in about a chef who is making a positive difference in the world… right here in Ohio. His name is Chris Olszewski. Most people know him as Chef O.

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.