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  • 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:

  • EMPLOYERS® is an exclusive partner of the IRA, providing workers' compensation insurance and services to our members through a network of independent insurance agents.

  • EMPLOYERS specializes in meeting the needs of small businesses doing the majority of its business with restaurants.  

  • IRA members receive a 5% Credit on their EMPLOYERS workers’ compensation policy

  • Injured Employee Hotline – a hotline that is available to policyholders 24/7 and is staffed by registered nurses specifically trained to provide medical guidance over the phone for new work related injuries or illnesses.

  • PrecisePay is our (pay-as-you-go) premium payment program which allows policyholders to make smaller, more frequent premium payments by paying each payroll period.

  • For more information, visit


  • Heartland provides credit, debit, prepaid card processing and gift-card marketing services.

  • HPS also provides payroll solutions, check management, tip 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 Angela Ihry, Senior Director of Business Development, at: 605-940-9861 or email:

  • For more information about HPS, go to:


  • The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm that leads clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance. We help hospitality, restaurant, and franchisors lower the true cost of their risk by focusing on risk management, supported by industry-leading claims advocacy, loss control, and risk advisory services.

  • Horton’s expertise in the hospitality, restaurant, and franchisor industry is one of the finest in the state.  They customized policies with comprehensive insurance coverages that are designed with the specific needs of this industry in mind. Through their active involvement in the Illinois Restaurant Association, they will continue to develop creative solutions for their clients in this industry segment.  

  • Visit our events page for a diversified listing of speakers, webinars, and industry-related seminars focusing on claims, risk management, employee benefits, and thought-leadership. Now is the time to think about how your business can achieve a higher level of performance

  • Click here to learn more about The Horton Group.


  • Founded in 1989, IGS Energy is one of America’s largest independent energy suppliers and a leading advocate for change in the energy industry, committed to efforts that will improve the way we manage and consume energy resources.

  • The company serves more than one million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across the country and a boasts a 96% commercial and industrial customer retention rate due to superior expertise and service.

  • Built on trust and integrity, IGS Energy has won multiple awards over the past year due to their impeccable reputation for outstanding business practices in the eyes of customers, business partners, and employees.

  • As a trusted energy partner, IGS Energy is committed to operating transparently, providing expert recommendations, and offering customized pricing to meet the long-term needs of the businesses they serve.

  • To learn more, visit

  • 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:

  • 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.


  • State Auto Insurance Company is the IRA’s exclusively endorsed Property Casualty and General Liability insurance carrier.

  • Operator members are able to earn a yearly dividend program for up to 12% of total premium.

  • Competitive rates on coverages specific to our industry like loss of business, food spoilage and contamination.

  • State Auto program can be purchased through your current insurance broker or by calling (800) 766-1853. 


  • Choose from a range of innovative products and services to meet the diverse needs of restaurant employers, employees and their families.

  • IRA Members can save up to 5% off Health, Dental, Vision and other forms of Insurance


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