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COVID-19 Announcement 

CRA members and non-members currently processing with First Data or though Clover, please visit the Clover Coronavirus information page.

Actively processing merchants, please call to see what tools and resources have been opened to you at this time, including online order processing, accepting mobile payments and connecting to delivery apps. Clover is focused on solving the urgent needs and assisting merchants to get through this time together.

If you have questions or experience a business-related disruption, please do not hesitate to call Clover at (855)-515-5374.

Fast. Secure.

Reliable Card Processing.

Owning a restaurant is demanding.

First Data® makes doing business easier by letting you take many kinds of payments – credit, check, cash, gift cards, EMV® chip cards, Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay® and Android Pay®. All reliably and securely – with every transaction backed by First Data®, the world’s leading payments processor.

And that’s not all; our Small Business Solutions help you simplify running your business, discover new revenue opportunities, and build loyalty. 

Call 855.305.2884 to find out how California Restaurant Association and Clover can help.

With a First Data payment processing account you get:

  • Low & Fixed Rates — By charging less, First Data helps you keep more of each transaction. And, as a valued California Restaurant Association member, the rates don’t change.
  • 24/7 Customer Service — Because your business never stops, First Data is there when you need us.
  • Security and Reliability — Industry leading security solutions combine encryption and tokenization with fraud protection, liability coverage in the event of breach, and reduced PCI compliance effort and cost.
  • Local representatives – Experienced consultants to help answer questions
  • Global Payments Leader — First Data helps merchants around the world with simple solutions that drive success.
  • Devices to Fit Your Needs — We realize one size doesn’t fit all. We offer multiple countertop and mobile point-of-sale options—including our innovative Clover® products—that can integrate with your restaurant POS system, and provide built-in security.

Special Offer for California Restaurant Association members:

Get a $100 rebate with a new First Data Merchant Services account, and each year you renew your CRA membership!*

Save now when you open a new First Data Merchant Services account and each year when you continue to process with First Data and maintain your CRA membership.

Call the CRA Helpline today to get connected! 800.765.4842 ext. 2743


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*To be eligible, merchant must be actively processing under the CRA First Data Program. Participation in the CRA First Data Program requires merchants to be current CRA members who actively use Merchant Services provided by First Data Merchant Services Corporation. Merchants not currently processing with First Data Merchant Services Corporation under the CRA First Data Program will be required to complete a merchant application and are subject to underwriting and approval. Offer valid per tax-ID. Terms and conditions apply. One-time $100 payment made upon initial CRA First Data Program account approval and activation. Annual $100 payment made to current CRA First Data Program merchants based on the anniversary of the merchant’s initial CRA First Data Program approval date. CRA will mail physical checks to the member and address associated with the merchant’s CRA membership. Savings are dependent on the number and frequency of the apps used. All offers, fees and rates are subject to change without notice.  Offer valid for new First Data customers only. Merchant account is subject to credit approval. Requires merchant acceptance of applicable terms and conditions. Offer subject to change without prior notice. Qualifying merchants, will receive up to $450 dependent on annual merchant processing volume. Payment will be made approximately 90 days after account activation. First Data is solely responsible for this offer. Offer void where prohibited. Interchange rates are subject to change.