Are you tired of dealing with the hustle and bustle of the big national chain restaurants? Trying to get seated, ordering food from a picture menu and feeling rushed while dining - knowing that people are waiting for your seat? Do you know that the majority of those food preps, soups and sauces are flash frozen and heated or microwaved at the time of service? Did you know that the dollars that are generated at a chain location are used to pay local staff labor, but the remaining funds don't support local service industries or food vendors? Do you know that contrary to the hype that the national chains dish out about supporting the local community, it is the local restaurants that donate far more than the 1 percent of sales that the national restaurants contribute to local advertising?
We invite you to slow down, relax and enjoy the flavors of the Eastern Shore. The participating members of L.O.R.A. are committed to serving our local friends, neighbors and restaurant families in comfortable and aesthetically pleasing surroundings. Pick from a wide variety of local favorites that are made fresh on the premises. Talk with the owner or see the management staff at work in the restaurant, something you won't see at the nationals. If something is not to your liking, then allow us to prepare it your way. Support the local restaurants. We are your neighbors and friends, and as a group, we have given over $100,000 to our local community in the past year. With your help, we will continue to support our local schools and charitable organizations.
LORA, The Local Owner Restaurant Association, is a group of locally owned restaurants located in Wicomico County and Delmar who have banded together to address common goals and interests. Our primary focus is to heighten awareness of the local support our association gives the community in regards to charitable and noteworthy donations and the use of local dollars in supporting local businesses.
Locally owned, family-based businesses, supporting our local families - That's LORA!
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- Why Join the Local Owner Restaurant Association? LORA is a corporation formed to assist Wicomico County restaurants in gaining market share to compete against all the new corporate and franchised concept restaurants opening in our market. We have recently expanded to include restaurants within the corporate limits of Delmar as well.
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