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Why join the CRA?

Your voice is an important part of the success of our community. By investing in membership, you will have a platform to share your public policy priorities, gain access to business-building tools and develop meaningful relationships with your peers.

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Advantages of Membership

There are many advantages to becoming a member-
Learn more about member benefits below and check out our Savings Calculator to see how much you can save.



We are the voice of the industry, representing you at a local and state level. We listen to your needs and lobby for the ultimate interest of restaurants.

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Resources + Support

Resources +

Free Legal Advice, Helpline, White Papers, Checklists, Weekly Newsletter, News in Two, Legal Center App, Buyers Guide + more.

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Training and Certifications

Trainings +

We offer essential trainings and resources to keep you and your staff knowledgeable and compliant.

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Community + Networking

Community +

We have chapters all over California that host meetings, events, seminars, and webinars year-round.

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Discounts from our Partners

Discounts from
our Partners

We negotiate valuable discounts, programs, and services on behalf of our members.

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Training and Certifications


As part of your membership, you also receive a membership with the National Restaurant Association.

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Check out all the benefits a membership brings you here.

Allied membership benefits here

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Types of food service establishments already investing in membership

  • Bakery
  • Bar
  • Bistro
  • Brasserie
  • Brew Pub
  • Brewery
  • Buffet
  • Café
  • Cafeteria
  • Carry-out
  • Casual Dining
  • Catering
  • Coffee Shop/Bar/House
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Cottage Industries
  • Contemporary Casual
  • Diner
  • Dining Halls
  • Family Style
  • Fast-casual
  • Fine Dining
  • Food Court/Hall
  • Food Truck/Cart/Stand
  • Ghost Kitchen/Restaurant
  • Grill
  • Grocery Store/Convenience Store
  • Hotel/Motel/Inn
  • Institutional Foodservice (Prisons, Retirement Centers, Schools, Hospitals)
  • Pop-up
  • Quick Serve
  • Vending Companies



Restaurant Member Dues

Restaurant membership dues are based on combined gross annual sales (food and beverage) of all California locations.

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Gross Annual Sales Annual Dues
LESS THAN $749,999 $485
$750,000 – $1,499,999 $620
$1.5 MILLION – $2,999,999 $835
$3 MILLION – $4,999,999 $1,025
$5 MILLION – $6,999,999 $1,400
$7 MILLION – $9,999,999 $1,725
$10 MILLION – $12,999,999 $2,155
$13 MILLION – $18 MILLION $2,690



Why should I become a restaurant member of the CRA?

Each restaurant has its own reason for joining- from advocacy to discounts and more. As a member, your voice plays an important role in the fight to keep the industry healthy. Some of our restaurant members have been a part of the CRA family for over 25 years.

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Who else are restaurant members of the CRA?
  Our member base consists of over 18,000 members just like you across the state. Most of our members are independently owned businesses who want to save money, stay up to date and have an active voice in the rules and legislation governing our industry.
Is there a way to see how much my business could save with a CRA restaurant membership?
  Yes, we created an easy-to-use Savings Calculator to help you see how much you could save with a CRA restaurant membership.
Once I am a member, how can I get involved?
  We encourage our members to stay up to date and active with our advocacy work. There are also tons of opportunities for networking and continuing education through our chapter events.
How are restaurant membership dues calculated?
  Restaurant membership dues are based on all California locations’ combined gross annual sales (food and beverage). Membership starts at $485 annually.


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Questions or looking for more information on becoming a Restaurant member?

Please contact Josh Vavao at
916.431.2752 or send him a message.

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