CRA Help Center

These are the most frequently asked questions we receive from our members. We will periodically update and add new topics of interest, so please 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

CRA annual dues are based on your annual food and beverage sales volume. Dues are calculated this way because the benefits and resources that you receive through yourCRA membership are directly related to the volume of business that you do. Dues for multiple locations are combined to make it more affordable for you.

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

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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 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 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. Get more information in this article regarding music licensing - click here.

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