AlbertMcVittie and six other restaurateurs founded the CRA on September 27, 1933. Prohibition is repealed.
CRA policies black market food activities regulate price controls and maintain government policy in World War II.
CRA holds its first convention and trade show in Denver.
CWRA helps collect tons of scrap metal to help the Korean War effort.
CWRA begins a wide variety of cooperative buying projects, including the first comprehensive medical insurance plan in the industry
CWRA works with state and local governments on the Plentiful Food Program; adds a group fire and casualty plan to its membership insurance services; continues advising and upgrading food training programs in schools and universities. Along with the Colorado State Patrol, CWRA devises and promotes holiday coffee stops during peak holiday driving times.
CWRA secures the Utilities Tax Credit (UTC) for food processing utility expenses.
CWRA establishes the Foodservice Hall of Fame to recognize industry leaders.
CWRA helps Colorado Department of Health design a code and information booklet on foodservice sanitation.
CWRA introduces its Alcohol Awareness server training program.
CWRA achieves a major victory by attaining a cap on liquor liability insurance claims
FICA tax-on-tips repeal efforts initiated at CWRA Larimer County Chapter meeting. CWRA founds the Donald Quinn Educational Fund.
CWRA splits from Wyoming to become the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) again.
CRA sponsors a campaign to bring Major League Baseball to Colorado and to promote voter approval of the 1% stadium tax to fund a new baseball stadium for the state. Governor Romer signs CRA-sponsored bills prohibiting the use of "breathalyzer" tests in restaurants and bars without a court order; and allowing liquor sales on Election Day and some liquor licensees to remain open until 2:00 a.m. on Sundays. CRA hosts labor forum in Vail with lawmakers and immigration officials to ask for seasonal work visas for foreign workers in ski areas.
CRA renames the Donald Quinn Educational Fund the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Fund and hires a full-time development director. CRA successfully lobbies to exempt small businesses from having to file state withholding taxes electronically.
CRA forms the Colorado Restaurant Service Agency, a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, to manage and develop member benefits and services.
CRA lobbying efforts help defeat a proposal to certify food handlers in Jefferson County and impose a tax on prepared foods in Aurora.
CRA also establishes an exemption for gift certificates from state unclaimed property rules.