Our mission is simple
We’re 100% focused on helping our members be strong, educated and relevant in today’s changing market. We give our industry a collective voice and platform to be great operators.
For Restaurant Operators
Whether you are an independent restaurant owner of one location or a large chain business, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association exists for you. We serve EVERY restaurant.
Join today to access our resources and invest in your restaurant’s success.
To learn more about member pricing, click here.
For College Students
Prepare for your future in the hospitality industry. As a Student Member, you'll get a jump start on your career with access to resources like laws and regulations specific to restaurants, weekly enewsletters, and hot topic webinars.
For Industry Suppliers
Supplier membership is for businesses across the country that sell to and service our great industry. Membership gives you access to sales and marketing benefits that will help promote and grow your business in Wisco.
To see supplier membership levels and prices, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
WRA is a trade association made up of member businesses including restaurants, other foodservice establishments and suppliers to the industry. While we do not have individual memberships, if your employer is a member, you could get access to membership resources. Just ask your employer to provide your contact information to us and you will begin to receive our communications.
Most of WRA's members are just like you. Actually, the majority of WRA's membership is comprised of independent restaurants. It is a common misconception that restaurant associations only benefit the big restaurants or chains. That is untrue.
Annual dues start at $475. Monthly payment options are available.
Your restaurant membership investment is determined by the total annual gross food & beverage sales of the establishment OR total of the annual gross food & beverage of all operations under any single ownership. This allows each member to pay their fair share of this cooperative effort to support the hospitality industry.
Restaurant members also enjoy dual membership in the National Restaurant Association at no additional cost.
Investing in membership with the WRA saves you time and money in a variety of ways... it is like having your own consulting firm specializing in HR issues, federal and state compliance, licensing, food safety, business discounts and more.
Membership in WRA is not required by any regulatory agency. However, we know you will find your membership investment to be one of the best decisions you can make for your business.
It depends... some of our members find our informational resources including our Ask WRA hotline, publications and other resources to be their favorite. Others are passionate about the advocacy work WRA does for the industry. While others appreciate being connected with a community of fellow operators. And, everyone enjoys the discounts they get for being a member.