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Hospitality Industry Hosts Annual Hospitality Day

Karlie Hart
Manager, Communications & Marketing


The Hospitality Industry Hosts Annual Hospitality Day

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 15, 2021 — Members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association came together on April 14, 2021, to host Oklahoma’s annual Hospitality Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol and “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception.

The day’s events give hospitality leaders a chance to discuss with legislators about key legislation supporting the industry, and the importance of supporting Oklahoma’s hospitality industry, reminding them of its position as a driving force in Oklahoma’s economy.  Overall, the industry generates significant tax revenues, provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and gives time and money back to communities.

The event was attended by approximately 500 legislators, state leaders and industry professionals who safely gathered at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ball Park. Twenty-five of Oklahoma’s exceptional restaurants and breweries showcased their culinary and beverage tastings. Following this past year, the day was a perfect example of the hospitality industry’s resilience and strength.

2021 Culinary and Beverage Tasting Participants:

84 Hospitality
Anthem Brewing Company
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Boulevard Steakhouse / Sparrow
Cafe 501
Catbird Seat
COOP Ale Works
Henderson Coffee / Ronnoco
Iron Monk Brewing Co.
Lively Beerworks
Marshall Brewing Co
Ned's Catering / Ned's Starlite Lounge
OKC Tap House
Omni Oklahoma City
Pete's Place
Prairie Artisan Ales
Rudy's BBQ
Running Wild Catering
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Sushi Neko
Urban Management Inc.
Vanessa House Beer Co.
Yo Pablo Tacos & Tequila

Legislative Reception Partners
Gold Partner:
Clearwater Enterprises
Republic National Distributing Company
US Foods

Silver Partners:

110 Events
Ben E. Keith Company
CFS Brands
Dr. Pepper
Go Fresh
McGregor Insurance Group
Superior Linen Service

Founded in 1933, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association is the trade association of restaurants and foodservice operations, the state's largest private industry employer. Representing more than 4,500 restaurants and members, the ORA actively monitors legislation and regulatory agencies; helps foodservice management develop and strengthen business; and develops the membership to do together for the industry what cannot be done individually.


What's Happening
Join us August 17 & 18 at the Bennett Center for the 2022 ORA Expo! Don't miss the state's hospitality event of the year! For two days, industry professionals will join together for two efficient and effective days! Digital sales have become the norm but there is nothing more powerful than building relationships within our hospitality community! Click here to learn more!
On July 7 in OKC and July 19 in Tulsa join us for Odyssey de Culinaire! Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® Program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features 2 great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course dinner. Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's only event open to the public!
The ORA 2022 Strategic Partnership and Marketing Program provides an “at a glance” annual review of ORA’s event calendar and marketing opportunities. It gives you the chance to plan in advance, allocate your marketing budget more effectively. Check out Key Club Partner status! For more information download your copy of the best hospitality marketing program around, or contact Patti Colley at or 405.942.8181.
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