California Restaurant Association
As the oldest restaurant association in America with more than 100 years experience, the CRA offers industry insiders unparalleled insight into the state's vibrant restaurant and hospitality industries. We constantly strive to simultaneously improve the restaurant business and to breed the next generation of food service leaders, ensuring the future of this vital industry.
With more than 90,000 eating and drinking establishments currently operating in California, an estimated $56.7 billion in food and drink sales in 2009 and the generation of $4.5 billion in California sales tax per year, restaurants are indisputably a driving force in both the state employment and revenue sectors. More than 1.4 million food industry jobs are currently in existence and there will be 1.6 million jobs in this field by 2020*.
The CRA is proud to support an industry that is not only known for its creativity and innovation, but also for its significant impact on the general well-being of California. We hope that you will join us in enhancing industry opportunities for success and in keeping California’s restaurants and cuisine unique, exciting and fresh