2 for 1 Membership!
Your restaurant membership with CT Restaurant Association also makes you a member of the
National Restaurant Association!
Legislative Affairs – Stay informed and get involved. Your Association is lobbying on important issues that could have a direct impact on your catering business. Proposals such as increased taxes and an increase to minimum wage are being considered. As a CRA member, you will know what is going on and have access to the Members Only Page and you will have the opportunity to get involved, speak with decision-makers and influence legislation. Take a Stand!
Legal Consultation – Free quarterly consultation with CRA’s labor relations counsel, Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell, & Beck, P.C. YES, it’s FREE for Members! CRA Members also receive a 10% discount for additional legal service needs.
CRA Gift Certificate Program The CRA has its own Exclusive Gift Certificate Program. We sell gift certificates that are redeemable at any participating member location! This is only available to CRA Members.
Property-Casualty Insurance – Obtain reduced premiums on Workers Compensation, liquor liability, general business liability, etc., through the Connecticut Restaurant Association Insurance Program with Bouvier Insurance.
Payroll Processing undefined CRA members receive reduced rates from Datapay, our endorsed payroll processing provider. First month free and no fee for W-2s.
Health Insurance – The CRA collaborates with Trumbull Group Benefits to provide you and your employees with affordable health care options.
Utility Savings – Reduce your electric costs by 5-20% through the CRA’s endorsed distributor.
Text Messages undefined Save up to 40% on Text Message Marketing with CMS Text.
Credit Card Processing – Reduced costs from First Data, endorsed by the Connecticut Restaurant Association. CRA members receive the most competitive rates available from First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry.
Email Marketing undefined On-line and Email Marketing with Fishbowl. CRA Members receive special discounts.
Point of Sale Systems – Members receive discounts on systems and supplies from Micros Systems, the leader in POS solutions for the hospitality industry.
Music Licensing – Save up to 20% off on BMI music licensing fees for Eating & Drinking Establishments. (5% automatic, 5% for paying on-line and 10% for on-time payments.)
Membership Networking – Participate in Association Meetings, Networking, Roundtable Dinners discussing high impact topics of the food service industry.
Publications – Stay tuned in and receive weekly email newsletters on what’s happening in the industry. Receive important information on an as needed basis on issues of food safety, i.e. recalls and regulations.
Educational Opportunities – Discounts on Education and training seminars including: food handling (ServSafe), responsible alcohol service (ServSafe Alcohol), employee safety (AWARE), supervisory development, cost controls, sexual harassment, diversity training and more!
Dining Guide – As a restaurant member, your business organization will be listed as a CRA Member on restaurantsct.com with links to your own webpage. CRA Members will appear at the top of every search.