Welcome to CRTRA
Our Mission: The Chain Restaurant Total Rewards Association (CRTRA) was established in 1976. It is a professional organization dedicated to strengthening and enhancing the compensation and benefits function within the restaurant industry. This goal is achieved by educating and training representatives of CRTRA member companies and broadening the compensation and benefits information base available to restaurant industry professionals.
CRTRA currently has a membership of over ninety-five companies representing approximately one hundred twenty-five restaurant concepts within the industry. A partial list of member companies includes: Brinker International, Carlson Restaurants, CEC Entertainment, Cracker Barrel, Darden, Dine Equity Inc, O'Charley's Inc. The Chain Restaurant Compensation Association works in partnership with Aon Hewitt to provide industry specific compensation information for the association’s members. The association’s members require comprehensive compensation information from their direct competitors on unique positions to support the effective management of pay for both corporate and field positions. While compensation information needs to be timely and accurate, confidentiality is key. CRTRA and Aon Hewitt have worked together to create a tailored annual report for the association. The report contains the compensation and benefits elements required for that given year. In addition, Aon Hewitt attends the CRTRA Annual conference to present results and conduct annual spot surveys, such as performance management of restaurant managers.