Our mission is your future, our purpose is to help you enter a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation. The Utah Restaurant Association looks forward to your support.

We are diligently representing the Food Service Industry at national, state and local levels in the following areas:

  • Limiting the impact of legislation on the industry
  • Maintaining an entry level starting wage
  • Saved the restaurant industry over $2,000,000.00 in overtime premiums
  • Maintaining “tip credit” statewide
  • Allowing UDABC licensee’s to use credit cards for alcohol product purchases
  • No mandated employee benefits such as paid sick leave
  • Limit frivolous lawsuits
  • No state mandated menu labeling




  • Membership savings on insurance for workers compensation, health, and liability
  • Membership savings on POS processing that includes: payroll services, remote check deposit, gift/ loyalty cards, check guarantee, and internet web processing
  • ServSafe manager certification training and testing
  • Food handler and alcohol training
  • Additional membership discounts for events, programs & restaurant specific needs

The URA and NRA ProStart Culinary and Restaurant Management program is now implemented in over 62 high schools throughout the state of Utah. The ProStart program provides the restaurant industry in our state with a manager level trained and qualified work-force, saving restaurant owners and operators thousands of dollars in training costs.

The URA’s 2015-2016 Marketing Campaign Branding Utah As A Dining Destination Taste Utah Events and TV series Teen Chef Masters Culinary Cooking Competition TV series City Specific Restaurant Weeks (non-discount dinning) Social Media Platforms #Taste Utah

Regardless the type or the size of your restaurant business it is the mission of the Utah Restaurant Association / National Restaurant Association to move the industry forward. Remember that as a member of the URA you are automatically a member of the National Restaurant Association which allows you to receive discounts on all NRA services and products.