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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.

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  • Heartland provides hospitality-focussed solutions for Point of Sale, Payment Processing, Customer Engagement, Payroll & HR, and Business Capital / Lending.

  • Heartland Restaurant Cloud-Based POS includes integrated Online & Mobile Ordering, Skip-The-Line, Scan-To-Pay with QR codes, Table-side Ordering, Pay-At-Table, Curbside Pickup, ApplePay / Google Pay, Online Invoicing, Kiosk, Virtual Gift Card & Loyalty Management.

  • Cloud-based Payroll & HR includes Heartland Hire applicant tracking, Heartland Electronic Onboarding, Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Automation, Heartland Time for employee scheduling.

  • To learn more, please contact Corey Frank, Division Manager, at: 847-942-9959 or

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  • Our team of hospitality risk professionals will help you develop a restaurant insurance and risk management program that protects against physical property catastrophes or damages, covers your liability in the event of lawsuits for injury, and insulates you from other events that could disrupt your business or harm your restaurant’s good name.

  • Together, we can help you achieve high quality-assurance scores and best-in-class service with a specialized risk management program that includes loss-control engineering.

  • We’ll work with you to develop safety programs that limit costly employee and guest mishaps. And, we’ll help you address the complex issues that can arise in your unique environment, such as data security and property protection.

  • Our hospitality specialists will work with you to:

  • Customize insurance and risk solutions that target unique areas of high risk and exposure

  • Develop a risk management program to ensure that your property and processes meet compliance requirements

  • Review employee and guest safety practices to minimize risks and claims

  • Support your future growth and acquisitions through flexible risk management services

  • Contact a HUB broker to get started. 

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  • 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


  • Illinois Gaming Systems is the IRA’s preferred video gaming Terminal Operator.

  • New to the idea of incorporating video gaming in your establishment but not sure how to get started? Already have video gaming terminals but wondering whether you're getting the maximum benefit from your current terminal operator? IGS can maximize your potential no matter where you’re at with gaming in your establishment!

  • IGS clients earn 2x more than the competition; in an average contract term clients earn $622,000! Video gaming  provides an incredible revenue stream for your business and makes a big difference to your bottom line.

  • IGS is here to provide all necessary up front and ongoing guidance at no cost and without strings attached in addition to a multitude of services.

  • Visit to learn more. 

  • Operator members receive dual membership in the National Restaurant Association.

  • The National Restaurant Association website provides free analysis of industry news, trends, legal updates and more.

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  • Don't miss the National Restaurant Association Show each May at McCormick Place. Operator members receive one complementary pass to the Show.

  • For more 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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