This year, the CRA is bringing Bodega to the show floor. A reimagined version of the traditional convenience storefront, Bodega will spotlight national and local vendors, with an emphasis on craft brands. The shelves will be stocked and the walls will be stacked with some incredible brands! Register Today!
As mentioned in this month’s On the Fly, 54% of small businesses have been the victim of a cyber-attack - with the primary intent of stealing credit card data. There are mandatory PCI Compliance standards for all entities that store, process and transmit cardholder data to ensure that credit card transactions are secure. To learn about these standards and to protect your business, check out the article on PCI Compliance on the CRA Blog. By having a proactive approach towards the security of cardholder data, merchants decrease the probability of any potential online theft, fraud and security breach, which in turn helps prevent your restaurant from undergoing financial loss in the long run.
There are two important industry awards that are presented yearly by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Check out our website for information on how to submit your restaurant for either of these prestigious awards.
Restaurant Neighbor Award - the first, celebrates our industry’s unwavering commitment to communities in good times and bad and recognizes that we are often the first to reach out in times of need. Every year, the restaurant neighbor award is given to three restaurants…a small business, a mid-size restaurant company and a large/national chain - each receive $5,000 to support a favorite charity or community project.
Faces of Diversity Award - The second, celebrates our varied cultures and backgrounds through the Faces of Diversity Award…honoring individuals in the restaurant industry who have realized the American Dream through hard work, determination and enterprise.
Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is a year-round, restaurant-led campaign to raise funds so every child gets every meal every day. Participation is FREE, activation is EASY, and success is REAL for your business - and for kids. 79% of guests say dining at a "No Kid Hungry" restaurant is more enjoyable knowing they’re making their meal count for kids. The National Restaurant Association was a founding partner of No Kid Hungry and has supported the program for many years. Check out the program and get involved!