Kentucky Restaurant Association Blog

Summer 2022

It has been a pretty action packed few months, and it’s hard to believe we’re into summer.  This issue is about Kentucky products – one article is about our biggest product, the state itself.  The movie industry loves to film in our state, and filmmaker Stu Pollard...

Spring 2022

As I write this, it has been two looooooong years of enduring Covid and all that has come with it.  It’s hard for me to believe all that most Kentucky restaurants have survived, and I applaud you for your resilience and creativity.  As we start Spring, there is so...

August 2022

Members, This week we have had multiple conversations with groups who are providing resources for our flood impacted communities in Eastern Kentucky.  Below are several – if you are not affected, please share with anyone you know who may be. We are promoting...

Winter 2021

As I’m writing this in my warm office, my thoughts are with many of our Western Kentucky restaurant owners, their employees and families and so many impacted by the storms and tornadoes just a few days ago – a few weeks ago as you are reading this.  Our KRA Chairman...

September – October Fall 2021

Ready for Fall?  It doesn’t seem possible that it’s October, and for over a year and half we’ve been dealing with the unpredictability of Covid, the push and pull of laying off and (desperately!) hiring for all positions, skyrocketing prices on many products and PTSD...

July – August 2021

As I write this on June 15th, we’re four days into the 100% capacity, restaurant restrictions and mask mandate lifted and we’re well on our way to summer.  I’m thrilled that you, as business owners, can go back to making the very best decisions for your businesses! ...

May – June 2021

Your Association and I are working behind the scenes on your behalf – all the time!  When you read through the Front Burner article, you’ll see we were able to secure some good legislation for Kentucky’s restaurant industry.  Even though legislators are not in...

March – April 2021

Hallelujah, it's March! Spring can't get here soon enough, and the farther 2020 is in our collective rear view mirror the better. Winter is always tough, but it seems this winter added insult to injury. Now, the tunnel that was 2020 is widening and some light is...

January – February 2021

Hallelujah, it’s 2021!  While flipping the calendar to January won’t magically make the woes of 2020 go away, it is nice to have them in the rear view member with renewed hope in a new year.  Who ever thought we’d be excited about January, a notoriously bad restaurant...

November – December 2020

With all the twists and turns of 2020, I think most business owners wake up every day weary, but with a “whatever crazy curveball happens today won’t surprise me” attitude.  If we have to see a silver lining to this bizarre year, adapting with innovation is a big...


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