How to Join

Want to become an Originals restaurant or Associate member? Here’s how:

Madison Originals has two categories of members:

  • Restaurant Members
  • Associate Members (other locally-owned and operated independent businesses interested in supporting the organization)

* All membership applications are subject to approval by the Madison Originals Board of Directors and must meet current membership guidelines.

Annual Dues for Restaurant Members:

No upfront cost: $1400 worth of gift certificates authorized by the restaurant member for sale by the Madison Originals over the Internet annual dues for administration of marketing partnerships, including a Destination Madison Partnership valued at $400. These gift certificates are generated by Madison Originals and sold quarterly at a discounted rate of face value to the public. Member restaurants agree to honor these certificates according to the terms on the certificates. Member restaurants are eligible to accept full value Madison Originals gift certificates and may redeem them with the organization for reimbursement. Restaurant members are featured on our website and in our print materials, and have the opportunity to advertise in our cooperative advertising efforts, participate in membership meetings and events, and serve on the board of directors and committees.

Annual Dues for Associate Members:

$400: Includes listing as an associate member on our website with links and a business description. Associate members are invited to attend quarterly member meetings, actively participate on Madison Originals Committees, and participate in events. Associate members are given the opportunity to sponsor Madison Originals events. Associate members are given the opportunity to introduce their business to Madison Originals members at a quarterly meeting.

Restaurant Membership Application (Online Form)

Associate Membership Application (Online Form)

Questions about membership may be directed to: If you do not have the capability to submit your application electronically, please e-mail us and we will follow-up with you to obtain the information in print.