Associations

The Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance represents over 1,200 member restaurant and lodging properties, tourist-related entities, and industry-related service companies. These members help make the foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industries Alabama’s second-largest employer, and one of the state’s most politically-active and public service-oriented industries.

334-244-1320 ▪ alabamarestaurants.com

Since 1964 Alaska CHARR has been representing your interests at the local, state and national government levels. Now we’d like to represent you in the court room as well. Alaska CHARR is moving forward with a significant initiative to support the rights of hospitality industry businesses and the 25,000+ employees that make up our industry.

800-478-2427 ▪ alaskacharr.com

The ARA represents all factions of the restaurant community and has a robust list of member benefits to assist every business from Quick Service to Fine Dining to our Vendor Members who supply goods and services to restaurants.

800-888-0701 ▪ azrestaurant.org

The American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) has been established as a non-profit corporation in response to the growing need for education, credentials, technical standards and a Code of Ethics within the cost segregation industry.

203-671-7372 ▪ www.ascsp.org

The California Restaurant Association provides ultimate access to the resources and support restaurant professionals need to lead thriving businesses, while serving as conscientious, contributing members of an unparalleled industry.

California is home to more than 90,000 eating and drinking places that ring up more than $58 billion in sales and employ more than 1.4 million workers, making restaurants an indisputable driving force in the state’s economy. As the oldest restaurant association in the United States, we have built a powerful slate of advocates and a reputation as the definitive voice of the state’s restaurant and hospitality industry – in city halls, the state Capitol and on Capitol Hill.

Matt Sutton ▪ msutton@calrest.org ▪ 800-765-4842 ▪ calrest.org

Founded in 1933, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is the leading trade organization for the state’s dynamic foodservice industry. Together with the CRA Education Foundation, the CRA represents, educates and promotes an industry comprised of more than 10,000 eating and drinking establishments that provide Colorado with:

  • More than 230,000 jobs – more jobs than any other non-government employer
  • $8 billion in annual sales
  • $1.36 in sales for other industries for every $1 spent in restaurants
  • Thousands of appetizing, healthy and nourishing choices

303-830-2972 ▪ coloradorestaurant.com

The Connecticut Restaurant Association has been a vital part of the state’s hospitality industry since 1973. Founded as the “Associated Restaurants of Connecticut,” the AROC as it was called, served its members through educational and training programs, as well as its ongoing legislative efforts.

800-382-5619 ▪ ctrestaurant.org

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is among the most influential trade associations in Florida. The association was established in 1946 to represent the restaurant industry. Since that time, the scope of FRLA’s representation has expanded to include the entire hospitality industry including lodging establishments, restaurants and thousands of suppliers to the industry. The association counts among its members some of the largest businesses in each of these categories.

888-372-9119 ▪ frla.org

The GRA and NRA are focused on areas that determine your business’ short- and long-term success:.
Profitability and Entrepreneurship: Restaurants operate on tight margins – approximately 3% before taxes on average, which is much lower than many other industries.

• Jobs and Careers: The restaurant industry faces a long-term, structural employment problem.
• Food and Healthy Living: The Association needs to be involved from “farm to fork” to help drive industry   and regulatory change to meet the growing demands of safety and nutrition.
• Sustainability and Social Responsibility: The restaurant industry needs to meet the opportunities.

404-467-9000 ▪ garestaurants.org

The GRA is a national non-profit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers to become more environmentally responsible.

617-737-4422 ▪ dinegreen.com