Why Should I Join?
Founded June 2011 and Incorporated as a non-profit 501c6 organization in November of 2011. A group of progressive restaurateurs gathered at Casa Rustica to discuss the influx of chain restaurants to the area. Not fearing the increased competition, but rather than to increase our awareness. Owners from Pepper’s, Casa Rustica, Makoto’s, Red Onion/ Tapp Room, Town Tavern, and much more were at the original meeting. We decided that to remain competitive with the huge operating budgets of the national chains; Each restaurant would combine resources as well as tax-deductible donations from other businesses and individuals. BIR uses the combined resources to maintain effective marketing and educate member business owners on industry trends and other industry specific information.
Coffee Shops & BreweriesLess than 50 seats. No Full Kitchen. Counter Service Only.
Full Service RestaurantAny restaurant with a full kitchen and more than 50 seats
Small RestaurantAny restaurant with a full kitchen and less than 50 seats
Still not sure?
Drop us a line and we’ll answer any questions you may have about joining. We typically respond within a few hours but because BiR is run by volunteers, it may take up to 7 days. Remember, Boone Independent Restaurants is a 501c6 non-profit organization. All income from membership dues and sponsorships are used to benefit the member establishments. Contact us.