The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) is a full service, nonprofit trade association dedicated to support every type and size of restaurant. We are advocates for the Connecticut restaurant industry, a hub for information and a platform for networking. We commit ourselves to offering cost effective benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business. The CRA has been a vital part of the state's hospitality industry since 1973. Founded as the "Associated Restaurants of Connecticut," the AROC as it was called, served its members through educational and training programs, as well as its ongoing legislative efforts.