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Members of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) are a part of a powerful cooperative working on behalf of the food & beverage industry. All phases of the Food and Beverage Industry are included in the MRA membership: independent restaurateurs, local, regional and national chains, caterers, volume feeding organizations, hotels, private and public clubs, and purveyors/associates. (Associate/Purveyor members are vendors who offer goods and services to the industry.)

The MRA is a non-profit organization governed by officers elected from its members and a 41-person Board of Directors. We serve as a spokesman for the Hospitality Industry and represent YOU at both the regulatory and legislative levels of government.

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association, founded in 1934, now has 1500 food and beverage members representing 7,000 units in Massachusetts and 500 Associates.

Our purpose is simple:
To support, promote and enhance the food and beverage industry in Massachusetts for the benefit of both our members and the public.

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Here's what you get when you join:
Dual Membership
(at no extra charge) in the National Restaurant Association, with full access to all its services and programs (associate members and schools not included).

Cost Saving Programs

  • Reduced credit card processing rates. Savings on gas power supply coordination.
  • Savings on electric power supply coordination.
  • BMI Music Licensing Discount Program.
  • Additional savings from regulatory and legal advice.
  • Legislative programs that fight for you.
  • Dining guide listing online.
  • Newsletters, bulletins, updates on the industry.
  • Educational seminars, training films, library, certification programs.
  • Events/Networking Opportunities with other restaurateurs and recommended suppliers.
  • Toll-free MRA "800" Info Line (1-800-852-3042) for MRA Members in MA. Informed staff available to answer your questions.
  • MRA Book & Video Library.
  • MRA Online. Our website is packed with the latest up-to-date information and features for members.
You can't afford not to join the MRA.


Yes! Please accept my application for membership in the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. I can't wait to start saving money, making new business contacts, increasing my professional development and becoming part of an organization filled with industry leaders working to advance, protect, enhance and educate MRA Members and the public.
Applicant Name:  
Restaurant/Company Corporate Name:  
Company DBA Name:
Email Address:  
Type of Business:
(Associate Members Only)
Please help us to serve your needs better by filling in the information below about your business.
1. Please check only one category to describe your business/restaurant category:  
Other (Please describe):  
2. Total number of units you own in Massachusetts:  
3. Do you have a liquor license?  
Which type do you have?  
4. Seating capacity
in your facilities:
  Number of Restaurant Seats:
    Lounge Seats:
    Function Seats:
5. Number of Employees:
(include all full & part time,
all units)
6. Do you know any legislators well or somewhat? If yes, please list their names(s)
below and indicate next to the name (W) for "know Well" or (S) for "know Somewhat".

Annual Dues investment is based on your total annual food and beverage sales volume. On average, annual dues represent less than one half of one percent of your revenues. All dues are payable in advance.

If you own or operate more than one location, please contact MRA Membership Services for special pricing & benefits for multi-unit operators, franchisees, and regional & national chains.

Dues entitle your operation to have contacts on the MRA mailing list. The number of contacts is based on your dues level (one contact per $100 dues paid.) If you would like to add additional contacts, please call the MRA Office.
Please select dues according to Annual Sales from this Dues Schedule:

*For first $10 million plus $75 per additional million.
If dues will exceed $1800, please fill in amount due:
Please charge the dues indicated above to this Credit Card account:

Name on Card:  
Account Number:  
CV2 Number
(what is this?):
Expiration Date:  


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MRA • 333 Turnpike Rd. • Suite 102 • Southborough, MA 01772 • 508-303-9905 • 800-852-3042 (MA only) • 508-303-9985 (Fax)