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: Great leaders focus on enduring success … of others

Many people study leadership in an attempt to unlock the secrets of outstanding performance. James Collins is one of them. Collins is a prolific author, speaker and business consultant. His books include “Good to Great” and “Built to Last”, which examine the best firms in the world, as well as top leaders.

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.