GGRA’s mission is to celebrate and empower the restaurant community through advocacy, education, marketing, events and training. This year is the GGRA’s 80th anniversary. Founded by restaurateurs in 1936 to give restaurants a collective voice and bargaining power, the GGRA has evolved to be the singular representation and trusted one-stop resource for the culinary community in the Bay Area and beyond. The GGRA exists to advocate for restaurants’ unique interests. We do that within the corridors of City Hall and through education and training programs to make sure our members are apprised of evolving legislation and stay in compliance. We celebrate and showcase our members through great annual events like Eat Drink SF and SF Restaurant week. Our member community includes restaurants of all sizes and profiles and we have a valuable network of resources to support them through all stages of growth.

Please take a look at our 2015 Annual Report to see more information about what we do throughout the year.


Considering opening a restaurant? The GGRA can advise you. Looking for a new POS system? The GGRA has vetted providers and can get you preferred pricing. Have a product that you think is indispensable to restaurants? The GGRA can help it gain traction. San Francisco has an unparalleled culinary landscape that includes the nearby farms that supply many local restaurants, waste reduction efforts adopted broadly, and an unwavering commitment to charitable partnerships that the restaurant community tirelessly supports. Today, San Francisco is writing its food future. The GGRA is proud to represent the restaurant and foodservice industry’s voice, support its advancement, and elevate its profile in our community and beyond.