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The Time Has Come! Let’s End the State’s 80-Year-Old Liquor Monopoly

You’ll being hearing more and more from the WRA about liquor privatization in the coming months, particularly in the September issue of The Front Burner. Initiative 1100 is poised to


Business news for restaurants

The WRA works directly with state, federal and local governments and experts in the restaurant industry to ensure you are in the know. The Washington Restaurant Association’s communications team produces

Government Affairs

Get involved with the WRA Government Affairs Committee

If you have a strong interest in the future of Washington’s restaurant industry and the politics shaping that future, you may belong on the Government Affairs Committee.

Government Affairs

Meet the WRA GA Team

The WRA government affairs team is not only hardworking but also some of the most qualified public affairs professionals in Olympia.  


Northwest Foodservice Show

With hundreds of industry related companies represented under one roof, the Northwest Foodservice Show is THE place for industry professionals to see and be seen. Read more.


Toasting the Finest

The WRA honors its best and brightest members at the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements of Washington’s restaurant industry. Read more.

Uncategorized WA Hospitality Blog

Free Seminars with Savvy Business Experts? Yes, Please

As part of our mission to help you succeed, the WRA likes to make sure you’re in the loop when it comes to training opportunities–especially free ones. The Washington Small

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WRA Member Meets With President Obama

WRA member and Seattle Chapter supporter, Joe Fugere, was one of three business owners that met with President Obama in Seattle yesterday. Fugere, owner and and founder of Tutta Bella

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WRA joins suit contesting minimum wage The Washington Restaurant Association joined today with a group of other state business associations in filing a challenge against the Department of Labor &

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WRA sheds light on, celebrates 1183 (TVW)

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Don’t Let Your Employees Rob Your Success

Theft is an unfortunate aspect of running a restaurant. Not only can it rob you of your profits and products, it can rob you of your trust in people. In

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Yes to I-1100

WRA members support I-1100 Our Alcohol Task Force is a member driven group and earlier this year they decided to support I-1100. Members have been very engaged in this issue.

Training & Education

ProStart invitational

Culinary students from across Washington head to the ProStart invitational armed with spectacular recipes in hand. Aimed at dazzling top chef judges — competitors are in hopes of capturing first

Training & Education

Study reveals increased food safety awareness

The results of a Michigan State University survey recently revealed American attitudes on food safety. Telephone interviews were conducted with over 1,000 adults in the U.S., asking them their opinions

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Mentors propel workforce growth

“For twenty years it was hard to take a vacation or more than one day off in a week,” said Scott Fraser, executive chef/owner of Frasers Gourmet Hideaway in Oak