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RESTAURANT MEMBERSHIP

BENEFITS AND SERVICES

Running a restaurant isn’t always easy. The Wisconsin Restaurant Association is your resource, ally and friend in this crazy business. Members of WRA can connect with tools for improving operations, exclusive discounts, valuable resources and each other. WRA has your back.

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RECRUIT & RETAIN

WORKFORCE RESOURCES

Staffing and the labor shortage are top concerns for operators. 

WRA's workforce portal contains tools to help with employee recruitment, retention and management, all in one place.

Workforce Portal

EXPERT ANSWERS

WRA Hotline

Questions on labor law, personnel management, employee payroll, minimum wage and more? WRA's experts in restaurant operations are ready with quick answers - totally free.

It's like having HR and legal staff at your fingertips!

WRA Hotline Team

EMPLOYEE TRAINING

ServSAFE® CERTIFICATION

Help employees learn critical information for successful restaurant operation.

Meet Wisconsin requirements for food safety and bartender certification with ServSafe Manager and ServSafe Alcohol. ServSafe Food Handler and ServSafe Allergen programs help staff better accommodate your guests.

ServSafe

MANAGER DEVELOPMENT

SEMINARS & SESSIONS

Geared to address today's most relevant topics - workforce, marketing and operations - the Midwest Foodservice Expo provides ideas and strategies owners, managers and chefs can immediately apply. 

Each restaurant member receives at least four admissions to support development for leaders on your team.

MFE Programs

LATEST UPDATES

RESTAURANT NEWS

Stay up-to-date on restaurant news and information specific to Wisconsin foodservice. 

WRA's timely alerts and publications keep you informed of ever-changing regulations, the latest scams and issues concerning the restaurant industry.

WRA Publications

NATIONAL BENEFITS

RESEARCH & TRENDS

WRA members have access to valuable research and helpful information published by the National Restaurant Association.

  • Timely insights on national topics and trends
  • Statistics and research, like the Restaurant Industry Forecast
  • One free admission to the National Restaurant Association Show
  • Member webinars and business-building tools

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

MONEY-SAVING DISCOUNTS

Find value in exclusive member discounts from WRA supplier partners. The savings can cover membership dues and then some!

WRA Discounts

MARKETING

RESTAURANT PROMOTION

Promote your business to consumers through WRA. Diners searching for places to visit can find member restaurants on the WRA Dining Guide.

Dining Guide

 

WRA's statewide Gift Certificate program is a way for diners to support local businesses—yours! 100% of the certificate value is returned to your restaurant.

 

Gift Certificates

EVENTS

BUILD YOUR NETWORK

WRA brings members together. Whether you're seeking local connections through chapter events or wanting to meet others like you from around the region, you'll find ways to interact with the right people at WRA events.

Event Calendar

ADVOCACY

BETTER BUSINESS LAWS

WRA works to protect Wisconsin's food, beverage and hospitality establishments at the State Capitol. 

Grassroots advocacy helps advance laws and regulations that benefit restaurant operations and promotes legislation to improve your business.

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