Benefits of Membership -- Click Here to Join or Renew Today

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 increases to minimum wage are being considered.  As a CRA member, you will have access to the Members Only Page with key information on how 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. 

CT Restaurant Week -- The CRA and Sysco sponsor CT Restaurant Week annually each October.  Participation is free for members!  No additional fee required to participate. 

Property-Casualty Insurance – Obtain reduced premiums on Workers Compensation, liquor liability, general business liability, etc., through the Connecticut Restaurant Association Insurance Program. 

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 – Reduced premiums for your  employees who enroll in an exclusive Voluntary Health Benefits Plan, designed for the restaurant industry by the Aetna with optional dental and vision coverage. 

Utility Savings Reduce your electric costs by 5-20% through the CRA’s endorsed distributors.


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!

Directory of Restaurants & Buyer’s Guide – As a member, your business organization will be listed in a members-only directory on the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s website, with links to your own webpage.


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