Join KC Originals

Membership Requirements

  • Restaurant must be within 50 miles of downtown Kansas City, MO
  • Restaurant must be privately held and locally owned
  • Restaurant cannot be a franchise outside Kansas City
  • Restaurant must have been open one year
  • High quality establishment and clean, healthy work environment


  • Access to local rewards cardholders (35,000 in KC area)
  • Inclusion in monthly KC Originals email newsletter
  • Several management tools available through the rewards program such as customer database, email tool, and promotions
  • Quality control surveys
  • Cooperative marketing
  • Listing on local KC Originals website


  • Dues to the Kansas City Originals are $300 per quarter
  • The admin fee for the rewards program is $99 per month
  • One time set-up fee for the rewards program of $150

Participation Requirements

  • Regular attendance at monthly chapter meetings
  • Periodic marketing programs as agreed on by the chapter
  • PowerCard rewards program including the rewards card, gift cards, and VIP Cards giving employees of member restaurants 25% discount at any other member restaurant
  • Spot in KCO’s Savor Magazine

Optional Participation

  • Kansas City Star Dining Program
  • Other co-marketing opportunities

Originals Membership Application

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