May 2013 Newsletter

In our May Restaurant Newsletter, you’ll find very informative articles on the upcoming minimum wage increase, Prop 65, and benefits of joining the California Restaurant Association. Discover what happened during the Affordable Care Act Q&A Panel and the Lobby Day Rock’n Restaurants CRA event. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming bills in Sacramento that can greatly affect your restaurant. Lastly, we are exhibiting at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and we hope to see you there!

Affordable Care Act Panel Q&A

As part of the California Restaurant Lobby Day, the CRA sponsored a panel discussion of the incoming Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jean Hagan was a member of the panelist and answered several questions about the ACA. » Read More

Lobby Day, Rock’n Restaurants Raise Profile of California’s Restaurant Industry

Hundreds of restaurant operators, industry supporters, Legislators and Capitol staffers convened to celebrate the strength of the industry at the CRA’s second annual Rock’n Restaurants event at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento.
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Prop 65 Scam

Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. There are a slew of lawyers out there cruising for restaurants and bars that are out of compliance and send out letters demanding money or threaten a law suit filing. » Read more

Minimum Wage Increase

As most of you have heard in the news recently, there is another minimum wage increase approaching a vote in Sacramento. The minimum wage is going to increase – the impact that the restaurant industry has, is to try and shape the method by which the increase is applied.
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California Restaurant Association

The California Restaurant Association was established in 1906. Thirteen years before the NRA was founded. Membership in the CRA gives you, as a restaurant operator, a voice and representation for the industry. » Read More

Keeping an Eye on Sacramento

A couple of bills that will effect the restaurant industries are coming up for a vote. Keep an eye on the following bills: AB323, AB521, AB593, AB907. » Read more

 


The Western Foodservice &
Hospitality Expo

August 19-20, 2013
The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is the only all-encompassing event in California for the restaurant and foodservice industry, making it the one-stop source for everything you need to succeed in today’s market.
» DetailsCRA Los Angeles Chapter Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement
June 7, 2013
The CRA LA chapter proudly presents the 16th Annual Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner honoring Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger Co-Chef/Owners, Border Grill Restaurants & Truck Chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, & TV personalities “Top Chef Masters” & “Too Hot Tamales” for active involvement and commitment to the restaurant industry.
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Client Spotlight

Jot Condie
Interview with Jot Condie, President and CEO of the California Restaurant Association. Find out what allured him into the CRA, his biggest benefit from joining and his duties as head of the CRA.
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Food Voice
FoodVoice is a dynamic smartphone app that gives all hardworking, innovative restaurant industry players a seat at the table where policy decisions affecting restaurants are made – even on the go.
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CRA Los Angeles Chapter
Board of Directors
President: Don Luis Camacho
Camacho’s Incorporated
Second Vice President: Bryan Monfort
Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.
Treasurer: Greg Kniss
Krost
Secretary: Anthony J. Zaller
Van Vleck, Turner & Zaller LLP
Member At Large: Brian Bacica
Universal Studios Hollywood
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