By joining the DRA, you’ll become a member of one of the most powerful trade associations in the state.
We represent more than 1,900 restaurant locations in the state, over 47,000 employees, and $2 billion dollars in tax revenue.
The DRA works daily to keep our members informed, protect our industry, and enhance our stature in the state. We also provide valuable advocacy on legislative issues that matter to restaurant owners.
There's no better value as a business owner than to be part of the DRA - they are hands down the most engaged and professional organization that I'm involved in. They advocate for the industry and small businesses in Delaware more than anyone else out there.”
Steve “Monty” Montgomery – The Starboard/Bethany Blues/99 Sea Level
Membership Options Available to Restaurants & Allied Members
When we come together as an industry, our collective voice will be stronger and our impact will be greater than we could have on our own.
at the local, state and national level to make sure Delaware remains a business-friendly environment for the entire hospitality industry.
Teledoc Virtual Healthcare
24/7 Access to healthcare, testing, and mental health resources for hospitality workers
training and education through our foundation
for workers’ compensation, property casualty, and more
in the National Restaurant Association (NRA), including one complimentary registration to the NRA’s annual trade show in Chicago, IL.
like networking, meetings, seminars, and industry roundtables throughout the year designed to foster learning, discussion and connection within our industry.
Keeping you informed
with our Monthly DRA E-Newsletter and Quarterly Delaware Restaurateur Magazine, full of tips and information on legislative issues, current policy news and industry best practices.
Employee training and certification
courses, including ServSafe Manager
Building and sustaining positive public opinion
and a favorable political environment through statewide representation, coalition building, and managing the DRA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Free advice and support
from legal counsel, operations consultant and insurance experts
discounts and competitive pricing for music licensing, payment processing, online marketing, payroll processing and more
information and savings programs designed to grow revenues, increase profitability and develop employees
The hospitality area of our business is very important to Breakthru Beverage... As an allied industry member of the DRA Board of Directors, I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this dynamic organization and to contribute to the success of the Delaware Restaurant Association.”
Bob Trostel, President/CEO – Breakthru Beverage Delaware
Here’s what we offer to Allied Members…
An Allied Membership is for any company, including industry suppliers, distributors, and consultants, that supplies goods and services to the industry. We will put you in direct contact with owners, operators, and purchasing decision-makers for Delaware’s restaurant community.