Expore the Great Tastes of Colorado!

Founded in 1933, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is the leading trade organization for the state's dynamic foodservice industry. The CRA represents, educates and promotes an industry comprised of more than 10,800 eating and drinking establishments that provide Colorado with:

  • More than 275,000 jobs – 12% of employment in the state
  • $12 billion in annual sales
  • 11,500 eating and drinking locations in Colorado
  • More than 75% of Colorado's restaurants are independently owned and operated
The CRA has approximately 3,500 restaurant members and over 300 vendor members that provide products and services to the foodservice industry. The CRA offers independently-owned restaurant members a dual membership with the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

A 60+person Board of Directors governs the CRA, a nine-person Executive Committee directs policy and a paid staff of 19 manages the association's day-to-day operations. The CRA has eight chapters statewide including three student chapters.

Review our 2017 Annual Report 
2017 Annual Report

Colorado Restaurant Association

430 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-2972 (phone)
(800) 522-2972 (toll free)
(303) 830-2973 (fax)

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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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