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The Minnesota Restaurant Association is the professional trade association for foodservice operators in Minnesota. The MRA is a not-for-profit organization that protects, educates and promotes the foodservice industry, which we have done successfully for nearly 70 years. Members include family restaurants, supper clubs, fine dining establishments, caterers, country clubs, quick service operations and their suppliers.

The Minnesota Restaurant Association is also partnered with the National Restaurant Association, which provides members double the benefits!

"To support and promote the restaurant industry in Minnesota by providing legislative action, quality education, marketing and by being the industry voice for its members."

Learn about the valuable benefits MRA members receive:

Legislative Information & Representation Member Communications                 
Education & Certification BMI Music Licensing Discount
Advertising & Marketing Legal Consultation
 Simplified Credit Card Processing Required Signs & Posters
Property Casualty Insurance  Networking

National Restaurant Association Benefits
As a member of the National Restaurant Association, you receive benefits at the national level, including:Industry clout  — A strong lobbying force in Washington D.C.

    • Washington Weekly — legislative newsletter from the beltline
    • Restaurants USA — a top quality monthly trade magazine
    • Free Legal Assistance
    • Toll-Free Hotline — research, statistics, and trends at your fingertips
    • Education & Training — comprehensive and affordable

Become a Member Today!
Click here for an MRA Membership Application
Click here to join online

The strength of any trade association is in its membership. By being a part of it you will increase your industry's chances of success at the Capitol. You will also receive valuable benefits to your operation that will help promote, protect and educate everyone involved in your business. Join the Minnesota Restaurant Association to help yourself, as well as your peers, improve Minnesota's foodservice industry. Please contact Membership Director Trish Stevens at 651-925-4014 or to learn more. Or, become a member of the Minnesota Restaurant Association by filling out and sending in an MRA Membership Application.

Become an Allied Member! (for vendors)
Click here for an Allied Membership Application
Click here to join online

Do you offer products or services to the Minnesota restaurant and foodservice industry? Become an MRA Allied Member! Receive benefits such as: 

    • A free listing in the Buyers' Guide issue of each Associations' magazine. You will be listed in each Association Buyers' Guide for which you are a member.
    • A free listing on the Associations' member website Buyers' Guide,, including a hot link to your website and e-mail.
    • Significant discounts on display advertising in Association magazines.
    • Free mailing list of all Association members, so you can easily market your product or service directly to key hospitality decision-makers.  
    • Invitations to Association events throughout the year. Highlight your support of the industry and make valuable connections.
    • Participation in unique strategic partnership opportunities that give you unparalled visibility in front of Minnesota's leading hospitality professionals.
    • Subscriptions to industry publications, legislative alerts and bi-weekly electronic newsletters, which keep you up to date and allow you to meet market needs more effectively.

Show your support of the industry and your willingness to help our members succeed by making your business an Allied partner of our Associations. We actively encourage our members to buy from our Allied members. For more information about becoming a MRA Allied member or a member of its sister Associations, contact Membership Director Trish Stevens at (651) 925-4014 or



MRA Strategic Partners

The Allied Members listed below have made significant year-long financial commitments to the MRA. We thank them for their support of our organization and the restaurant industry.






Hospitality Minnesota
305 East Roselawn Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55117-2031

Call: (651) 778-2400
Fax: (651) 778-2424