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Reach Out to Your Elected Officials

Your elected officials need to hear from you how important restaurants are to our communities.

Restaurants need assistance from all levels of government to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is what you can ask for at each level to save your neighborhood restaurant:

Federal: Restaurants say then need meaningful cash relief to survive, and that support must come from the Federal government. Reach out to your U.S. elected officials to ask for restaurant-specific funding.

State: Ask state officials to implement ways to increase restaurant revenue — including by safely increasing capacity and extending alcohol to-go — and to consider the impacts each bill could have on your favorite restaurants as the industry tries to recover.

Local: Ask local officials to implement ways for restaurants to increase revenue such as implementing the 5 Star Program, capping third-party delivery fees, allowing sales tax retention, and waiving license fees.

Help Us Get The Word Out

Post photos from your dining experiences on social media, being sure to tag the restaurant and CRA’s profile.

Please ensure you follow us and share our message on all social media platforms. We are consistently sharing pertinent updates and ways that people can assist our industry!

This year Drink Red Wear Red is going back further than pre-pandemic... we're going prehistoric!⁠

Join our Foundation and Mile High Chapter for a night out at the museum to benefit restaurant workers featuring tastes of Denver's best restaurants, a silent auction, fine wines from @RNDC_USA, and live music!⁠

After the crisis of the past year, Colorado’s restaurant community needs a night where we celebrate them. ⁠

Get deeply discounted tickets, $125 for the exclusive VIP experience and $45 for GA, before June 1!⁠

Tickets and more info at the link in our bio!⁠

Get ready #CO

This #TakeOutTuesday is a reminder that you can celebrate #denverrestaurantweek with to-go and delivery options!
Be a part of the vibrant Colorado restaurant community by dining out or taking out this week and beyond ✨

📸: @sharoneatsworld
🍔: @thecherrycricket

Tonight kicks off #DenverRestaurantWeek! After a challenging year, this week is a chance to celebrate the amazing restaurants that make our communities feel like home.

Pictured is the mouthwatering Bucatini All’Amatriciana on the menu @copertadenver. Show us where you #DineOuttoHelpOut this week!

Restaurant week menus in bio!

Questions on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund?⁠

Join us and @senatorhick for this important webinar on Friday, 4/23, at 9:30 a.m., as @werrestaurants and @messnerreeves download everything you need to know now! ⁠

Register with the link in our bio!

Unemployment insurance fraud is rampant in Colorado, and we have heard from countless #COrestaurant owners that they are struggling to navigate these claims, on top of countless pandemic challenges. ⁠

Tomorrow at 2 p.m., CO Department of Labor and Employment and Fisher & Phillips join us for a webinar to help restaurant owners protect their business and their employees. ⁠

Register now with the link in our bio!

#CO restaurants! We encourage you to continue asking your communities to support you on #TakeOutTuesday 🥡

Click the link in our bio to add your restaurant’s take out options to our #DineOuttoHelpOut database!

Colorado Springs is consistently topping the charts for best places to live in the US. Today kicks off #PikesPeakRestaurantWeek, celebrating the restaurants the make the CS community one-of-a-kind.

You can click the link in our bio to see participating restaurants, and all of the ways you can continue supporting local restaurants through this crisis!

Follow @cra_pikespeakchapter for more Colorado Springs restaurant updates 📣

📸: @visitcos

@werrestaurants is hosting its annual Public Affairs Conference virtually on April 20!⁠

Not only will you have the opportunity to connect with our U.S. lawmakers about the impact of COVID-19 on our industry and the steps Congress should (or shouldn’t) take to help restaurants, but you'll get an exclusive performance from @xambassadors!⁠

Register now with the link in our bio!

Patio expansions have been a lifeline to restaurants and brought communities to life through the pandemic! Tag the patios you’d love to see extended again this summer (or permanently 😃)

#dineouttohelpout #outdoordining #corestaurants #coloradorestaurants #colorado

It's #OpeningDay Colorado, and we're cheering for a @Rockies win!

If you are unable to attend the game, we encourage you to go to your local restaurant and watch it with your fellow Coloradans. Cheers, Colorado!

#Rockies #OpeningDay2021 #Dineouttohelpout

It is no secret that a year into this pandemic, mental health ⁠
and stress management is top of mind for those in the restaurant industry. Tomorrow, join us and Dr. Sara Metz, owner of Code-4 Counseling as she goes over the most common emotional reactions (fear, anxiety, depression, etc.) we are seeing during this pandemic and tips for weathering the storm. We will also be featuring Alliah Sheta of @UnitedHealthcare, to showcase resources available to you through our Colorado Restaurant Foundation.⁠

Register with the link in our bio!

Join @SpotOnInc and Denver's best bar and restaurant⁠ operators as we get together to raise money for our Foundation's Angel Relief Fund⁠
over food and cocktails at Mile High Spirits.⁠

SpotOn will be giving away prizes including Top Golf Team⁠ Day's, Denver Broncos tickets and a $3,000 credit⁠ towards a SpotOn POS system.⁠

Attendance is limited due to COVID restrictions, so⁠
please RSVP to colorado@spoton.com. In hopes to have as⁠ many different businesses attend the event as possible,⁠ we're limiting 3 employees per restaurant.⁠

This is a COVID friendly event so please arrive wearing⁠ your mask.

While we are all missing the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade today, our Mile High Chapter has teamed up with @denstpatparade to host Dine, Decorate and Donate to make sure you can still celebrate, and help your local restaurants while doing so. This event directly benefits our Mile High Chapter’s Hardship fund for struggling industry workers.

Click the link in our bio to view an interactive map of bars and restaurants hosting St. Patty’s Day specials ☘️

📸: @recessbeergarden

Donate to the Angel Relief Fund