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IRA Endorsed Programs

  • ARAMARK offers the total solution: rental, lease, and direct sale, or any combination of these options, for a customized single-source solution for your company.
  • Our full service rental solution provides uniforms, floor mats, towels, mops, aprons, and restroom products, and they are offered at incredible nationally negotiated rates.
  • Members receive rental discounts of up to 20%, and 10% off all direct sale catalog rates.
  • For more information about ARAMARK, please visit our web site, or call 800 332-8676
  • BMI is a performing rights entity that pays composers & publishers for their music licensing rights.
  • If music is played in your business, copyright law entitles a licensing fee be paid to the composer.
  • BMI extends a 5% IRA member discount and a 5% discount for members who license and/or pay online at
  • BMI also extends an additional 10% discount for full renewal payments that are paid within 30 days of invoice.
  • Contact Jessica Frost at: 800-925-8451.
  • For more information about BMI, go to:
  • NRA members receive special pricing to advertise positions at, a niche website from CareerBuilder.
  • Through a partnership with CareerBuilder, the National Restaurant Association pairs the finest talent in the restaurant and foodservice industry with outstanding opportunities at member restaurants and institutions. 
  • Job seekers and job posters can begin here or discover positions at CareerBuilder’s niche site,
  • Call (877) 513-4867 to start a conversation today.

Text Message Marketing
  • CMSText provides Mobile marketing along with Texting products and services to a broad customer base with a primary emphasis on the restaurant and hotel industries. CMSText products are tailored to your specific needs so as to implement marketing campaigns instantly. Our service provides fully-managed mobile couponing solutions to create and drive business quickly and cost-effectively by advertising direct to your customers’ cell phones.


Gas and Electric Energy Provider
Take advantage of exclusive benefits, including:
  • Fixed-rate, multi-year contracts
  • Flexible purchasing options
  • Knowledgeable, dedicated energy representatives
  • Intelligent, customized energy plans
  • User-friendly online energy management tools
  • Transparent billing

Freemium email marketing services
for Members on top of a new suite
of online marketing tools
  • Email Marketing: Create Professional Email Campaigns Quickly and Easily
  • Social Media Marketing: Reach Out to Millions of Guests on Facebook and Twitter
  • SM3: Full-Service Online Marketing
  • Reputation Management: Harness the Power of a Great Online Review
  • Guest Enrollment: Convert Dine-In Guests to e-Club Members


Analytics for both Restaurateurs
and Suppliers. Works directly with
your current POS systems.
  • GuestMetrics provides operators with the reporting tools they need to effectively manage their business. Our solutions enable near real-time analysis of sales data, empowering operators to monitor sales performance and increase revenues, with a minimal investment of time and money.
  • GuestMetrics provides food & beverage suppliers and distributors with near perfect information on their markets, empowering them to drive market share gains. Additionally, GuestMetrics' custom analytics can produce insights for targeting consumer segments and determining the ROI on promotional activities.



  • Heartland provides credit, debit, prepaid card processing and gift-card marketing services.
  • HPS also provides payroll solutions, check management, top compliance and reporting.
  • HPS founded The Merchant Bill of Rights to manage the costs and complexities of card acceptance.
  • HPS offers the first-ever unified payments processing platform for the restaurant industry.
  • HPS is endorsed by over 40 restaurant associations and the Council of State Restaurant Associations.
  • HPS is also endorsed by the NRA as an "Endorsed Program".
  • Contact Wayne Rich, Division Manager, at: 708-267-5791 or email:
  • For more information about HPS, go to: and

  • Full service agency with numerous A rated and above Insurance Carriers specific to the hospitality, distribution and processing industry.
  • Exclusive discounts for IRA members ranging from 5-17%on Business Insurance, Property and Workers Compensation
  • Flexibility to work on hard to place risk such as high liquor sales, delivery, historic buildings, etc.
  • Dedicated service team for IRA members
  • No obligation insurance review and analysis
  • Contact Tina Garrett at 847-258-5310 x204 for an appointment today

Members save $1000 on startup fees
  • 12 must-haves for every business.
  • Mopro’s big bundle of products has everything you need to thrive online.

  • NRA representation for the Restaurant Industry: we are the voice in government.
  • The NRA provides analysis of industry news and trends, legal updates and more.
  • The NRA web site provides free analysis of industry news, trends, legal updates and more.
  • The NRA puts on the NRA Show in May at McCormick Place.
  • For NRA Show information, go to:

Upgrade your lights - save money
  • Through the relationship with the Illinois Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance, you will receive special membership pricing on all of our merchandise. We offer a variety of product categories to meet your needs as well as an online calculator. With this tool, you will be able to enter in your restaurant’s current lighting data and compare it directly to the LED replacements. This will show you the return on your investment in a clear and concise dollar amount over a three year span. Beyond just showing cause and effect in your existing facilities, the calculator will show you the added value of implementation into new construction, which will include the tax advantages and savings.
  • Affordable group health insurance options to members at very competitive rates since 1960.
  • Many options available ranging from major medical, prescription discounts & doctor visits.
  • Request a free, no-obligation quote to consider more affordable options.
  • Plans are available on an employer-paid, employee contribution or pure voluntary basis.
  • Customized plans to meet your needs with flexible deductible and coinsurance options.
  • Contact Jason Regas at: 630-652-1077
  • For more information about Regit Inc., go to:
  • Member discounts on all educational classes, including on-site classes for 10 or more.
  • Members get $50 off on Sanitation classes, $10 off on Basset and $20 off on Recertification.
  • Food safety training benefits your customers, your employees and business eliminating risk.
  • We provide classes in English, Spanish and Cantonese in two or three day courses.
  • For more information or to register online CLICK HERE or call: 312-380-4110.



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