Restaurant Member

Complimentary Copy of Restaurant Operation Matters

A comprehensive regulatory guidebook designed to offer a blueprint for procedural compliance in the highly regulated restaurant business.

Education & Training

Comprehensive classes and tools to ensure Member establishments are effectively meeting the mandated standards for food service safety. Classroom and online testing are available.

  • ServSafe® Food Handler
  • ServSafe® Manager
  • ServSafe® Allergens
  • ServSafe® Alcohol Certifications

Advocacy

  • Member driven, your voice guides the actions of our Government Affairs team
  • From the state capitol building to your local mayor’s office – our team has access
  • They travel the state to listen, inform and guide you on how to have an impact in your community

Industry News, information and resources

  • On the Menu– weekly newsletter
  • Political Brief
  • Education Series
  • Arizona Restaurant Association– Industry blog

Cost-savings, ARA Industry Partners offer you discounted services - see full details here

  • Credit card and payroll processing (Heartland Payment Systems)
  • Healthcare coverage (United Healthcare)
  • Bar & Restaurant Insurance discounts
  • Workers’ compensation insurance (EMPLOYERS)
  • Music licensing (BMI)
  • Retirement and financial education tools (Merrill Lynch/Tag)
  • Linen and uniform credits (Mission Linens)
  • Exclusive savings on printing & office supplies (Office Depot)
  • Alcohol business solutions (Fintech)
  • Tax and accounting services (Henry + Horne)
  • Food safety and sanitation (Ecolab)

Advertising Opportunities

  • Quarterly Arizona Restaurant News electronic magazine
  • Weekly ‘On The Menu’ enewsletter
  • Dedicated eblasts to membership lists
  • Exposure on ARA website

Events, Networking + Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Complimentary admission to annual ARA events
    • Chip in for Education Golf Classic
    • Foodist Awards
    • Member Mixers
  • Discounted registration for Spring & Fall Arizona Restaurant Weeks

Membership In The National Restaurant Association (NRA)

  • Access to NRA research, legal department, information services and library
  • Electronic publications: Washington Weekly and Smart Brief
  • Discounts on NRA products and publications

Membership Dues

$295 for the first location

$150 for any/each additional location