association MEMBERSHIP


Whether you are a restaurant manager or owner, student, or supplier to the industry, you will gain from a variety of benefits and services when you join the WRA. Members may take advantage of exclusive offers and special discount programs that save money on services your business already uses. You watch your business. WRA will watch your back.

Susan Quam

For more information, contact:

Susan Quam | Executive Vice President


Stay up to date on important regulation changes, trends, be alerted to scams and take advantage of discounts and savings. Becoming a member is easy, simply fill out our membership request form and a member of our team will contact you. 




WRA works on the local, state and national levels to help members protect their business and become profitable. When you join the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, you are investing in your restaurant's success!

Restaurant Benefits



Prepare for your future hospitality career and complement your classroom learning with direct access to Wisconsin’s foodservice industry and its culinary and hospitality leaders. Learn more about the industry from those who have walked the path before you.

Student Membership Benefits



WRA represents every size and style of foodservice establishment in Wisconsin, ranging from restaurants to casinos. With a Supplier membership, you can reach potential prospects, build your image and networking relationships and instantly access restaurant industry resources.

Supplier Benefits

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Frequently Asked Questions

I work in the industry, can I become a member?

WRA is a trade association made up of member businesses including restaurants, other foodservice establishments and suppliers to the industry. While we do not have individual memberships, if your employer is a member, you can be listed on the membership. Just ask your employer to provide your contact information to us and you will begin to receive our communications.

My restaurant is a small independent. Do you have members like me or only chains?

Most of WRA's members are just like you. Actually, the majority of WRA's membership is comprised of independent restaurants. It is a common misconception that restaurant associations only benefit the big restaurants or chains. That is untrue.

Why should I spend the money on membership?

Investing in membership with the WRA saves you time and money in a variety of ways... it is like having your own consulting firm specializing in HR issues, federal and state compliance, licensing, food safety, business discounts and more.

Is WRA membership mandatory?

Membership in WRA is not required by any regulatory agency. However, we know you will find your membership investment to be one of the best decisions you can make for your business.

What is your most popular benefit?

It depends... some of our members find our informational resources including our hotline, publications and other resources to be their favorite. Others are passionate about the advocacy work WRA does for the industry. While others appreciate being connected with a community of fellow operators. And, everyone enjoys the discounts they get for being a member.