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.
RECRUIT & RETAIN
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
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
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
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
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
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
Find value in exclusive member discounts from WRA supplier partners. The savings can cover membership dues and then some!
- Insurance coverage from Society Insurance
- Payment and payroll processing with Heartland Payment Systems
- Health plan solutions from UnitedHealthcare
- Music licensing with BMI
- Sharps disposal system from MERI
- And more!
Promote your business to consumers through WRA. Diners searching for places to visit can find member restaurants on the WRA 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.
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.
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.