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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Ohio General Assembly and ORA congratulate Cleveland’s Nick Kostis

The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) and the Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation (ORAEF) are congratulating Nick Kostis on the 30th anniversary of Hilarities Comedy Club.

Restaurant Performance Index posts moderate gain in April

Stronger same-stores sales and customer traffic levels drive boost

Driven by stronger same-stores sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a moderate gain in April.

The Next ORA Member Blender is July 22 in Cleveland

Make plans to join your restaurant and supplier peers at Kevin's Martini Bar inside Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club on Wednesday, July 22. This social event will feature appetizers, drinks and networking opportunities. Get your business cards ready and register now!

Workers' Compensation Plans Designed to Meet Your Needs

ORA Workers' Comp PlansThe ORA and CareWorksComp, its third-party administrator, possess foodservice industry experience 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.