Key issues

The CRA is fiercely committed to  keeping California restaurant operators informed about the latest rules and regulations affecting their businesses. In addition, our Government Affairs + Public Policy team is constantly working to improve the business environment for restaurants, advocating on a slate of national, state and local issues.


Seeking common-sense reform to California's accessibility laws to avoid lawsuits.

Health + Nutrition

Restaurants have taken dramatic steps to implement health-focused changes.


Restaurants are aiming to run greener operations, implementing energy-saving practices.

Labor + Employment

Restaurants employ more than 1.4 million workers in California alone.

Food safety

Keeping customers and workers safe is priority No. 1 for restaurants.

Health care

Helping make sense of employers’ responsibilities outlined in federal health care reform.


In an industry with razor thin margins, any law affecting costs is cause for alarm.