Colorado's restaurants serve as an engine of economic growth, generating significant sales and tax revenues for the state. They provide career and employment opportunities for individuals of every age, background and skill and experience level.


Carolyn Livingston
Communication Director
(303) 830-2972 x 117
(484) 802-5424 (cell)
Sonia Riggs
President & CEO
(303) 830-2972 x 113
(720) 937-3992 (cell)

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recent news + events

January 17, 2018
Hospitality News January 17, 2018
The new legislative session already has introduced bills that might impact your busin... read more >>
January 10, 2018
Register Now! Blue Ribbon Reception, January 10, 2018
Join us at our annual CRA Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception to kick off the legislati... read more >>
January 10, 2018
US DOL Needs Restaurant Feedback on Tip Pooling Rules
The US DOL is requesting feedback from restaurants about changes to the tip pooling l... read more >>
January 3, 2018
Hospitality News January 3, 2017
Kick off the New Year at our Annual Meeting and Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception, Ja... read more >>
December 27, 2017
Hospitality News December 27, 2017
NLRB makes more changes and Restaurant Issues are in the news lately read more >>
December 20, 2017
Hospitality News December 20, 2017
Happy Holidays from the CRA
December 13, 2017
Hospitality News December 13, 2017
On the Fly Video Newsletter, December Edition
December 6, 2017
Hospitality News December 6, 2017
Kick off the Legislative Session at our Blue Ribbon Reception January 10 read more >>
December 5, 2017
Colorado Gives Day - Support your Foundation
The Colorado Restaurant Foundation invites you to participate in Colorado Gives Day t... read more >>
December 1, 2017
Minimum Wage Increase January 1, 2018
The 2018 Minimum Wage rates are $10.20/hr for full minimum wage, and $7.18/hr for tip... read more >>

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Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.

Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.

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