Credit Card Processing
Fast, convenient, and secure. With over 40 years of industry leading experience Express Merchant Processing Solutions (EMPS) powered by First Data helps millions of businesses like yours bring safe, easy, cost-effective payments to their customers with affordable support-regardless of size.
Connecticut Restaurant Association and First Data are ready to help you:
Contact: Jim Augeri
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UnitedHealthcare offers exclusive health care pricing and solutions to Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) members through the Restaurant Healthcare Alliance program:
Contact: Amy Hathaway
Contact: Tim Buckley
Trumbull Group Benefits of West Hartford
61 South Main Street, Suite 206
West Hartford, CT 06107
Labor & Employment Legal Services
Siegel, O'Connor, O'Donnell & Beck, PC is a Connecticut based labor and employment law practice dedicated exclusively to the representation of management. CRA members receive a FREE quarterly consultation.
Contact: Edward "Bud" F. O'Donnell, Jr.
CRA members receive reduced rates from Datapay, our endorsed payroll processing provider. First month free and no fee for W-2s. Contact Datapay Payroll to start saving money on your payroll fees today.
Fishbowl has helped 40,000 restaurants opt in over 70 million guests. Fishbowl offers unlimited email campaigns, automated
loyalty messages, list building tools, social media interaction,
over 450 restaurant specific templates,
and10% for CRA members!
BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public.
CRA members can save up to 20% off their music licensing fees (5% automatic, 5% for paying on-line and 10% for on-time payments).
CRA members have the ability to lock-in energy rates with Sprague, a competitive supplier with more than 100 years of energy experience. Members are granted access to Sprague's market expertise, and are eligible for a Free Energy Assessment. Call Sprague for no-obligation quote on your natural gas and electricity requirements.
Connecticut Beverage Journal
Providing the restaurant industry with three ways to directly connect, shop and order from Connecticut’s beer, wine and spirits wholesalers via a monthly news, product and pricing magazine; a secure, trade-only website; and an iOS ordering app. Access the state’s most comprehensive and trusted industry news and marketing resource for the licensed beverage industry, plus tools to help your bar or venue. CRA members enjoy a free trial subscription and password.
Contact: Brian Slone
Office: 203.288.3375, ext 102
Prime Source Purchasing Inc.
Establishes partnerships between food-service operators, manufacturers and distributors to help operators maximize their cost savings through manufacturer rebates. Operators provide Prime Source with their list of approved distributors who, in turn, report purchases directly to PSP.
Prime Source handles all the administrative details of the program. They collect rebates from over 200 participating manufacturers and distribute quarterly rebate checks to the CRA Members who participate in the program.
Click here for the enrollment form.
Contact: Kristen Menniti
The Law Office of Jerry Farrell, Jr.
Liquor Permitting is a complex, cumbersome, and time consuming process. The Law Office of Jerry Farrell, Jr. offers experience, efficiency, and longstanding relationships to provide new or existing, small or chain restaurants with a team to assist with every step of the Liquor Permitting Process from startup to Liquor compliance issues.
The Law Office of Jerry Farrell, Jr. consists of a team of professionals with nearly 75 years of combined State Liquor Permitting experience.
As part of the CRA membership, we would like to extend a of 25% discount on our Liquor Licensing and Compliance fees to our fellow CRA members.