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CRA FAQ

These are 'often asked' questions we receive from our members. We will periodically update and add new topics of interest, so check back often.

Colorado Restaurant Association
430 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
P: (303) 830-2972
TF: (800) 522-2972
F: (303) 830-2973
info@corestaurant.org

Our annual dues are based on your annual food and beverage sales volume. Dues are calculated in this manner because the benefits and resources that you receive are directly related to the amount of business that you do. Dues for multiple locations are combined to make them more affordable for you.

Vendor (Associate) membership is calculated by number of employees.

For more information or to join, click here.

For a full list by category of our vendor partners, please click here to access the online Buyer’s Guide. We encourage our vendor partners to offer CRA discounts and specials…ask when you call any of our vendors, or contact us about specific programs (POS, merchant services, natural gas programs, just to name a few).

Yes. We have full-time staff that can answer basic labor and employment questions. They can also provide you with helpful information put together from the National Restaurant Association on restaurant issues that pertain to federal law.

In addition, CRA has a Legal Resource Center. Take the guesswork out of the laws and regulations affecting restaurants with a strong team of law firms that counsel CRA members on any matter that may arise. Members get 15 minutes of free legal advice per month, and discounted rates for larger matters. 

Contact us at firstcall@corestaurant.org or via phone at 303.830.2972 for more information.

There are a number of factors to consider when opening a business. Please contact the Colorado Restaurant Association at (303) 830-2972 or at info@corestaurant.org and we will help point you in the right direction.

The CRA is extremely familiar with these companies (BMI, ASCAP and SESAC) and can provide information on next steps. Our role is not to enforce their policies, but to educate our members. Take a look at a recent Hospitality News article regarding music licensing - click here.

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