Kentucky Restaurant Association Blog

September – October 2020

With each passing month, it seems as if we should be closer to the end of the pandemic.  Also with each passing month it feels like it will never be over and normal will never be what it used to be!  I think the hardest things we’re all dealing with in 2020 is...

July – August 2020

I wish I could use this column to NOT talk about the COVID 19 pandemic that has dictated all aspects of our lives the past few months, but here we are.  We made a few decisions when all this started.  We decided not to publish the usual May-June Kentucky Restaurant...

March – April 2020

I’m using my space to interview Bristol Bar & Grille’s Director of Operations, T. J. Oakley, who happens to be a KRA Board member. T. J. has taken great interest in KRA’s “Stop the Restaurant Tax” campaign, and I wanted you to hear from him how he become engaged...

January – February 2020

With the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, many changes and opportunities are on the horizon.  Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were profitable and your January gives you some rest.  We’re welcoming new members as we always do and holding tight to long-time...

November – December 2019

I’m really excited about our Day at the Races Expo on November 21 – and I hope you can be there!   If you are a restaurant or foodservice Chef, Owner or Manager you are invited to be our guest for the day, or as long as you can stay.  We’ll have high quality...

September – October 2019

The Kentucky Restaurant Association Board of Directors met yesterday, and while that may sound boring or routine there were business men and women from throughout Kentucky representing restaurants and supplier companies doing the work of the Association.  Yes, there...


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