Member Benefits

There are many reasons to join the Georgia Restaurant Association, such as Advocacy, Resources, Support, Community, and Savings. Learn more about member benefits below.

Advocacy

The GRA works hard to build and sustain a favorable political environment. We advocate on your behalf to protect and add to the bottom line of your business with pre-emptive legislation and protection from frivolous law suits.

The GRA:

  • Lobbies key decision makers so they understand how legislation affects your restaurant business.

  • Hosts government affairs update calls during legislative session to keep you informed and answer your questions.

  • Notifies you of critical policy developments though our Action Alerts.

  • Monitors thousands of legislative and regulatory initiatives.

  • Organizes and manages grassroots issue advocacy campaigns and the GRA-PAC (political action committee) to promote pro-business candidates and legislation.

  • Hosts events such as our Golf Tournament and Barbecue & Brews in support of the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Political Action Committee (NRA PAC) and the GRA PAC. Through your attendance at these events, we are able to reach candidates who will advance a pro-restaurant, pro-business legislative agenda, fight burdensome legislation and address the issues that are most important to you.


Education

The GRA provides opportunities to connect and learn from each other, increase profitability and develop employees.

  • GRA members receive a discount on ServSafe®, a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. ServSafe teaches safe food and alcohol handling practices for managers and employees.

  • Exclusive workshops, webinars and resources featuring relevant topics and impactful information.

  • Access to advice from legal, research, regulatory, policy and food safety experts.

  • Free entrance to the National Restaurant Association Show.


Awareness

The GRA helps shape a positive public opinion through messaging about the restaurant industry's impact on Georgia's economy and communities.


Partner Programs

The Georgia Restaurant Association is pleased to offer our restaurant members the highest quality services at discounted prices through our Partner Programs.