Coronavirus Update for Restaurants in Wisconsin

As we move into recovery mode from the global pandemic, WRA will continue to support restaurant operators with the latest information and resources during this transition.

Resources for Restaurants

Find the latest information, resources and support materials for restaurants on operating during the pandemic recovery transition.

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Cocktails-to-Go Law NOW IN Effect

Wisconsin now has a law that allows restaurants and bars to safely sell craft cocktails and wine by the glass to customers for carryout. WRA has been advocating for this measure for over 10 months. Allowing cocktails to go will offer a nice boost in revenue for restaurants wishing to offer them to their customers.  
The law went into effect on Sunday, March 28th.
Questions about the new cocktails to go law? Email or call the Ask WRA Team at 608-270-9950.

Cocktails-to-Go Q&A


On March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan which includes $28.6 billion specifically for restaurants as part of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The RRF reflects our year-long effort together to help restaurants in need and builds on other relief tools that have been provided.  

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As Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants begin to be awarded, the question remains: how many restaurants will receive funds? With so many restaurants in need, the available funds will go fast.

The National Restaurant Association is planning on circulating a grassroots petition to all federal lawmakers - Congress and the Executive Branch - urging additional funds for the RRF to ensure it can provide real relief to all restaurants that need it.

Please add your name to the petition!


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E-Newsletter on Labor Shortage Facing Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses

WRA is offering a newsletter dedicated to the labor shortage crisis facing restaurant and hospitality businesses statewide. Get the latest on best practices, resources and advice from experts and peers on how best to recruit, train and retain an awesome team.

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Check out these answers to restaurant operations questions that are frequently asked of our Ask WRA team.

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Our Purpose

We Provide the Services and Tools for Members to be Successful

WRA membership includes thousands of foodservice businesses representing virtually every size and style of establishment in the state. Restaurateur members include fine dining establishments, mom-and-pop supper clubs, small cafes, fast food outlets, corporate chain restaurants, institutional foodservice operations, catering businesses and hotel and motel foodservices, to name a few. In addition to restaurateur and foodservice operators, WRA has hundreds of Supplier Associate Members that provide goods and services to the restaurant industry.

By uniting in an association, members gain access to information and services to help them better run and promote their businesses. And, a strong membership gives WRA powerful support in pursuing its mission to provide members the services and tools to be successful through advocacy, education and communication.



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Exclusive Member Discounts

WRA is proud to announce that we have partnered with new providers and members can now save on things like office supplies, technology, email marketing and shipping.

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Now Hiring—Resources for Employee Recruitment

We've heard from our members that staffing is the number one concern right now for restaurant operators. It's time to think outside the box on how to tackle this challenge. WRA offers resources for employee recruitment and managing a multigenerational workforce with some ideas you may not have thought about before.

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