RAISE stands for Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment (RAISE). We are a vibrant community of restaurants committed to professionalizing our industry, raising wages and work conditions, and raising standards for America's 14 million restaurant workers. We are committed to taking the "high road" to sustainability. We believe in fair wages, better benefits, racial equity and gender equity in the restaurant industry. We seek to professionalize the restaurant industry by raising standards everywhere. We are an association of over 750 employer members of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.
Through a collaboration of restaurant owners, those employed in the industry, government agencies, city officials, and ROC members and staff, RAISE offers owners access to critical information, an invaluable support network, and problem-solving opportunities. Regardless of what stage their business is in, members share a multitude of concerns and issues: How do I find qualified employees, stay in compliance, retain great employees, provide family-supporting benefits, and improve health and safety conditions? RAISE facilitates the learning and sharing of best practices.