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About CRA

We are CRA. and we know restaurants.

The California Restaurant Association provides ultimate access to the resources and support restaurant professionals need to lead thriving businesses, while serving as conscientious, contributing members of an unparalleled industry.

California is home to more than 90,000 eating and drinking places that ring up more than $58 billion in sales and employ more than 1.4 million workers, making restaurants an indisputable driving force in the state’s economy. As the oldest restaurant association in the United States, we have built a powerful slate of advocates and a reputation as the definitive voice of the state’s restaurant and hospitality industry – in city halls, the state Capitol and on Capitol Hill.

We are CRA. And we’re constantly working to improve the restaurant industry while cultivating the next generation of foodservice leaders, ensuring the future of our vital industry.

Contact us

Tell us what's on your mind. We're always happy to hear from you.


The CRA is led by a team of accomplished executives.

Our trade show

Plan to meet us in Los Angeles for WFHE Aug. 17-19, 2014.

Lobby Day

Coming up April 22 in Sacramento, CRA Lobby Day is the most critical day of the year for restaurants.

Key Partners

Value and support when it’s needed most.

Help Center

Find answers to all of your questions in the Help Center.


Tap into your local chapter or regional network and be the first to know about nearby events.


All of the products offered are carefully curated with restaurant operators in mind.


The CRA Educational Foundation works to ensure the strength of the industry's future.


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