The RAI operates several affinity schemes for its members in order to bring better savings and more efficient ways of doing business.
We have teamed up with many Irish businesses whose services and products make a huge difference to our members’ foodservice businesses.
The RAI and Utility Saver have joined together in a partnership to launch RAI power. The purpose of RAI Power is to lower electricity, natural gas, telecommunications and broadband costs while optimising service levels in the process. Utility Saver will analyse your current utilities bills and tariffs free of charge and advise of where savings can be made.
Call: Seamus Kilmartin
Locall; 1890 825 777 Mobile: 086 8245160 E-mail: email@example.com
The way your customers choose to pay is ever evolving and keeping up with new technologies can be demanding. Fortunately, The Restaurants Association of Ireland has negotiated an exclusive deal with Elavon Merchant Services for card payment processing. Elavon provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ service offering every payment processing service you might need – and can even help you develop new revenue streams including:
- Next day funding for all card transactions
- Local customer support
- Comprehensive online reporting
- Latest terminal technology with engineer install
- On-site staff terminal training
- Value added services
Elavon offers the latest card machines, which are designed for pay-at-table with GRPS or Wi-Fi terminal for the best coverage at all times. You can also easily apply tips, split bills, take contactless transactions and accept mobile wallet payment, such as Android Pay. With Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) you can offer your international customers the choice to pay in their local currency and know the exact amount that will appear on their card statements. With each transaction you also receive a rebate. The benefits of DCC for restaurants include:
- Increased revenue – rebate on each DCC transaction
- Improved customer service – you offer customer the choice to pay in their home currency
- No activation fees while supporting 64 local currencies
- Monthly reporting on your statement so you can monitor your performance
Innovative iPad based point of sales system
A new tablet based point-of-sale solution, offered in association with talech, connects all of your restaurant tasks in one place for a seamless and efficient customer and business experience. As well as taking card payments you can organise table plans, take, manage and print orders, track inventory and access real time reporting to make more informed business decisions. All this on an easy to use app on an iPad.
Talk to us today on 1800 995 085 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elavon.ie/restaurant
‘The RAI has formed an excellent partnership with Elavon, giving our members exclusive benefits. We are delighted with the successes achieved with Elavon.’
Adrian Cummins, CEO | Restaurants Association of Ireland
“Elavon are a great company to work with. We use card processing systems that meet the demands of our business and make our lives easier.”
Sharon Hollywood, Director of Operations, Fire Restaurants, Ireland
Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
DAS – Commercial Legal Protection
The RAI has partnered with DAS to provide an Employment, Legal Defence and Tax Protection Policy for all RAI Members. Your DAS Commercial Legal Protection policy gives you access to advice when you need it, and removes concerns about spiralling legal costs or unexpected accountant’s costs.
Employment Disputes & Financial Compensation Awards
Your DAS policy will pay legal representation costs if you are facing a claim in the Workplace Relations Commission and will protect you if you face court proceedings. Provided you have sought and followed legal advice from DAS in respect of a claim, financial compensation will also be covered by DAS.
Your DAS policy will pay the legal costs of defending you or your business if you are facing a Criminal Prosecution relating to your work, such as Health & Safety Prosecutions, Data Protection Prosecutions or Employment Rights Prosecutions.
The policy will cover your accountant’s costs of up to €3,000 if your business is subject to a Full Revenue Audit.
24 hour access to a whole range of support. Consult with a legal expert as often as you need about any problem concerning your business, from commercial legal advice to confidential counselling.
The RAI is delighted to announce a new partnership with GRID Finance to provide non-bank finance to RAI members. GRID provide unsecured and secured loans of between €3,000 and €250,000 with flexible term lengths. They have also secured commitment of a €1 million fund to finance hospitality businesses in Ireland and this will increase to €10 million over the next 5 years.
“Accessing €55,000 in finance on the GRID allowed us to expand our catering business while offering our customers the opportunity to invest in KC Peaches. Being able to engage our customers in this way is what made us come back to the GRID for finance a second time.” – Katie Cantwell, KC Peaches
Contact: email@example.com or call 01- 524 1615.
The RAI Training Academy – Online Health & Safety Platform
The RAI and Olive Learning are partnering to offer members a special package of accredited online training courses. For just €95 per person*, the package includes; RAI Restaurant Induction, RAI Manual Handling, RAI Fire Safety, RAI HACCP Food Hygiene.
*This package is normally €225 but as an RAI member you can save 60%. Discounts are available for larger groups of staff.
“The RAI has also partnered with jobs marketplace Jobbio to help you streamline your hiring. This simple online hiring platform for Companies and Talent matches your roles with the right candidates. Save time, save money and never compromise on your next great hire… Simple!”
|RAI Restaurant & Gastro Pub Offer||RAI Hotel Restaurant Offer|
|€349 per year (usually €534)||€849 (Usually €1,134)|
|12 month access to the platform||12 month access to the platform|
|250 Talent Connections||500 Talent Connections|
|Unlimited FREE job postings||Unlimited FREE job postings|
|Free live applicant tracking||Free live applicant tracking|
|E-mail and phone support||E-mail and phone support|
Reduced Rates on Annual Licencing renewal service
Compton Solicitors offer RAI members exclusive access to their Licencing experts, free staff training and reduced rates on their annual licencing renewal service. Compton Solicitors offer assistance with Restaurant Certificate Renewals, Annual Music and Singing, Annual Public Dance, Special Exemption Orders.
TableBookings has been powering online bookings for Irish Restaurants since 2013. Our platform has seen over 500,000 covers booked in our customers restaurants.
TableBookings to be simple yet feature rich. TableBookings are committed to supporting the restaurant industry in Ireland. For any new restaurant they offer 12 months use of their platform completely free. If you are interested to see how TableBookings can help you run your business, Click Here to schedule a free demo at a time that suits.
As a member of the Restaurants Association of Ireland you will receive a free bi-monthly copy of the Hotel and Restaurant Times Trade Magazine. Reduced advertising rates are also available for RAI Members. Please contact Cyril@hotelandrestauranttimes.ie for a list of the reduced rates.
Tariff 50 is for RAI members only, offers significant savings over non RAI member rates
Wright Safety Services are pleased offer RAI members a special discounted fee for developing a Safety Statement for your business. We will cap our fee at €400+ VAT for all members.
To avail of this offer, please contact Barry Wright 087 2631917/ 053 9240878, E: firstname.lastname@example.org