why Join the GRA?

Expand your network, stay informed, educate yourself and your staff, influence legislation, increase your bottom line. The GRA shares your passion to serve others — we exist for your success! The GRA serves as the unified voice for Georgia's 18,933 eating and drinking place locations with total sales in excess of $24.9 billion. Georgia’s restaurants provide their communities with more than 500,000 jobs statewide.

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Guide to Reopening

The GRA has worked with the National Restaurant Association, representatives of the Food and Drug Administration, academia, the Conference for Food Protection, Ecolab, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Office of the Governor and industry representatives to develop a set of opening and operating guidelines specific to Georgia to help restaurants return to full operation safely when you choose to reopen your doors.

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We would not be able to do what we do without the generous support of our Corporate Partners!

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GRA Mission statement

The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s Restaurants in Advocacy, Education and Awareness.  From large chains to start-ups, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia.


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ServSafe®️ Food Safety & Alcohol Training

ServSafe®️ is a food and alcohol safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. ServSafe®️ is recognized and accepted by more federal, state and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety training program. In Georgia, food safety certification is not only important - it is the law! Learn more about which ServSafe®️ program is right for you and find an upcoming class in your area.