It Pays to Belong!

 

1,200 restaurants in New Mexico understand that together we are strong.

Help your restaurant by becoming a member and saving money on natural gas, work comp insurance, credit card processing and more…

 

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Our Story

Welcome To NMRA

We are YOUR professional organization. Are you frustrated putting out fires (sometimes literally) on a daily basis? Wondering where the next emergency will come from, someone calling in sick or quitting just as you get them trained? Well the New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA) is ready to help you put systems in place so you can sleep at night and be on your way to having the successful business you always dreamed you would have.

You will also be relieved to know, as a member, you have a voice in government. Legislators and regulators consistently consult us. We protect our industry from particularly troublesome laws with a professional staff of qualified lobbyists. As a member of NMRA you are automatically a member of the National Restaurant Association and receive all of their benefits as well. 

Only the Best

Negotiated Discounts For Our Members

Because we have 1,200 members we are able to negotiate special discounts for our members so you can save money and time vetting different vendors.

Up to $50

Education Discounts

$50 Off Manager Certification, 30% Off Food Handler Card, 20% Off Alcohol Server Class — Fast, State Approved, Nationally Accredited, Online, Convenient! Classes all over the state. Private classes are also available. See a list of our classes in your area or call NMRA at 505-343-9848 to sign up today.

Self-Insured Fund

Workers’ Comp Insurance

Association Created and Administered Workers’ Compensation Program —  Aggressive claims administration, coupled with reasonable premium payment plans and no interest charges. All money not used to pay claims or related expenses is refunded back to members.

Up to 20% Discount

Natural Gas

Tiger Natural Gas provider serving those in NM Gas Co. districts. Local and wholly American owned, equal reliability, superior personal service, natural gas savings.

FREE

Employee Handbook

Prepared by a New Mexico Attorney and customized to your restaurant’s policies!  This is a $750 benefit FREE to members of the association. Contact NMRA for a secure link to get started.

Association Pricing

Heartland

Fast, secure omni-channel payment processing and business solutions including payments, payroll, point of sale, customer engagement and lending. Contact NMRA to find out more…505-343-9848

Insurance Solutions

Options & Guidance

Solutions for property and casualty insurance, as well as individual and group health and wellness plans for NM employers through Linton & Assoc. and United Healthcare. Affordable Coverage. Many Options. Get a quote or policy analysis. Call NMRA to find out more…

10% up to 25% Discounts

Point of Sale

Technology at its best. Ipad-based POS system designed exclusively for restaurants and bars. Simplify management and improve your customer experience.

Up to 20% Discount

Music Licensing

Get discounts on BMI and SESAC for music licensing in bars, restaurants and drinking establishments.

 

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“We get the power of a bigger company”

“NMRA gives the new restaurateur the power of a bigger company. The biggest benefit is that the NMRA sticks up for our industry on the government level.”

Matt DiGregory, CEO Home on The Range, Inc.

“Saved me money…”

“I have had the opportunity to meet other restaurant owners and share experiences and great stories. The restaurant association has saved me money with workers’ comp, music and so many other ways.”

Marie Coleman, Church Street Cafe

“Membership proved to be a wise decision.”

“We joined NMRA in 2009. This proved to be a wise decision. We took full advantage of everything the NMRA has to offer.”

Wayne Moore, Director of Bistro Operations for
St. Clair Winery.

“Important advocacy work…”

“As individual owner/operators, we simply do not have the time to do this important advocacy work…. but our Association does and does it well!!!! “

Tom and Jerean Hutchinson, Owners La Posta and Hacienda de Mesilla

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Members Only Savings and Benefits

Music Licensing for Restaurants

Music licensing can be a complicated subject. With all the music we hear everywhere, every day, many people don’t know you need permission to play music publicly. They think all you need to do is turn on a radio or hire a live band and enjoy the songs. But that’s not...

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It Pays to Belong: Breakdown of NMRA Membership Benefits

Why should you join the New Mexico Restaurant Association? It shows your customers you are a leader in Safety and Service, and that you’ve invested in bettering your business and the community.   Together, we are stronger, and you’ll be joining over 1,200 restaurants...

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Retaining Employees through Creative Benefits

When we surveyed our members recently on the challenges they face as employers and business owners, the biggest challenge by far was finding and retaining employees.  Offering benefits is a great strategy for employee retention, and helps set you apart from other...

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5 Reasons Why Having an Employee Handbook Is Important

Employee handbooks are important to set forth company expectations on policies and procedures. An employee handbook gives the employee and management a guide for expected behavior. If employees do not abide by the employee handbook, it could provide protection from...

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New Mexico Cocktails and Culinary Festival

Shake it up at the New Mexico Cocktails and Culinary Festival! You are invited to participate in the fifth annual NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival which takes place May 31 - June 2 in Santa Fe. The main events of the festival are the opening party, TACO...

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