Items Tagged with 'Michigan Restaurant Association'


MRA trends report predicts slow start to 2018

Despite ‘surprising’ sales gains in third quarter, restaurant operators expect hiring slowdown in next six months.

December 8, 2017
The local restaurant industry is taking a wait-and-see approach to hiring next year. Read More

Group launches Michigan ballot drive for $12 minimum wage

September 8, 2017
LANSING — Advocates for restaurant workers have launched a 2018 ballot drive to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour, saying the growing industry is not paying enough to employees — including those who earn tips. Read More

MRA report suggests continued growth

Second-quarter 2017 survey highlights increased food sales from first quarter, but also increased costs for food and labor.

September 1, 2017
The Michigan Restaurant Association’s (MRA) industry trends report for the second quarter of 2017 indicated improved sales compared to the first quarter and confidence that sales will continue to grow into the second half of 2017. Read More

GR hitting restaurant saturation?

MRA president says two closings this month could indicate city nearing its peak.

June 16, 2017
Two restaurant closures this month could signal saturation in the Grand Rapids area. Read More

Survey: Michigan restaurant growth slowing

Michigan Restaurant Association, Cleveland Research find sales grew 2.6 percent statewide in 1Q 2017, down from 2016’s 3.6 percent.

June 2, 2017
The Michigan restaurants business is growing — but slower than last year. Read More

Pizzeria wins statewide Pizza Challenge

November 17, 2015
A local pizzeria has been named the best in the state by a restaurant association. Read More

Restaurant association hits minimum wage proposal

The $2.65 tip worker minimum would eventually go to $9.50.

February 14, 2014
The Michigan Restaurant Association wasted no time last week in responding to a new push to raise the Michigan minimum wage — including the minimum paid to workers in bars and restaurants whose compensation is largely tips. Read More

Bars, restaurants object to law against booze logos

Three out of four Michiganders surveyed would dump the state law but one GR publican isn’t so sure.

May 3, 2013
In most states — 49, to be exact — there is no law against a bar or restaurant serving alcohol in a glass bearing the Budweiser logo, or Bell’s, or Jack Daniel’s, or any other logo. Read More

One Trick Pony owner Dan Verhil earns statewide humanitarian award

March 12, 2013
The Michigan Restaurant Association has recognized Dan Verhil of One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom and The Cottage Bar in Grand Rapids with the association’s 2013 statewide Cornerstone Humanitarian of the Year award. Read More