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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:


  • 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: and


  • 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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