The MRFA primary objectives are:
- to lobby government and other regulatory bodies on issues affecting you and your business
- to provide member services such as insurance programs and credit card savings
- to represent the restaurant and foodservice industry effectively through a large membership
The Association exists to speak on behalf of its members. We are represented on at least 10 boards and committees, discussing issues relevant to the industry.
The history of the Manitoba Restaurant Association dates back to 1944 when we were known as the Canadian Restaurant Association (CRA) Manitoba Division.
A branch of the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association (MRFA) was later formed as a fee sharing affiliate of the CRFA and grew steadily.
As an association with over 400 restaurant members and 100 associate members we made the decision on January 1, 1998 to split from the CRFA in order to serve our members better. In December of 1998 we became the Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association Inc.
The MRFA is a voluntary, not for profit association that operates entirely on
- revenues from membership
- special events
We are not a government agency.