Colorado's restaurants serve as an engine of economic growth, generating significant sales and tax revenues for the state. They provide career and employment opportunities for individuals of every age, background and skill and experience level.


Carolyn Livingston
Communication Director
(303) 830-2972 x 117
(484) 802-5424 (cell)
Sonia Riggs
President & CEO
(303) 830-2972 x 113
(720) 937-3992 (cell)

recent news + events

January 19, 2017
The Health Insurance Tax is a big HIT for restaurants
HIT threatens to increase health care premiums for small businesses and consumers. read more >>
January 2, 2017
Industry Spotlight Awards Call for Nominations
Nominations are open for the Annual Industry Spotlight Awards. Nominate your mentor, ... read more >>
December 1, 2016
CRA Member Minimum Wage Survey
In light of the minimum wage increase, we are asking members to give us some basic op... read more >>
December 1, 2016
Minimum Wage is Increasing - Now What?
Regardless of how you felt about Amendment 70, most of you will be impacted by it. W... read more >>
November 23, 2016
Breaking News: Overtime Rule Blocked
A federal court granted an emergency request to put a hold on the December 1, 2016 ef... read more >>
November 19, 2016
CRA Supports LED Proposed Rule 47-900 Regarding Marijuana Consumption in Liquor Licensed Establishments
The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) supports the adoption of proposed regulatio... read more >>
November 2, 2016
Colorado Restaurant Show
Join us at the Colorado Restaurant Show - Nov 1-3 read more >>
October 1, 2016
CRA 2016 Ballot Guide
The November ballot will be long and daunting this year. The CRA has taken positions ... read more >>
September 24, 2016
New Proposed Rules in Denver Regarding Gender Neutral Bathrooms
The City of Denver is proposing language in the 2016 building and fire codes that wou... read more >>
September 10, 2016
Denver Food + Wine Festival
The Denver Food + Wine Festival (DF+WF) celebrates its twelfth consecutive year Septe... read more >>

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Network with fellow business owners, stay up to date on legislative issues important to our industry, connect with your peers, take advantage of significant savings opportunities and stay informed. Join the Colorado Restaurant Association!

Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.

Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.

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