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Invest in your business and this industry by joining TRA. Through our restaurant membership we help our members build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. Whether you are an industry veteran, or new business owner, TRA has the resources you need to succeed.
As a busy restaurant operator, think of TRA's restaurant membership as your trusted advisor and resource when navigating your business. We can provide legal resources, training and certification for you and your staff, advocacy representation, operations support, and community engagement as part of your membership. There is strength in numbers – joining the TRA pledges your support to the foodservice and restaurant industry.
Today the TRA has announced the appointment of Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D. as their new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Knight will succeed Richie Jackson, who is retiring after 34 years as CEO and 47 years with the Association. TRA represents the state’s $66 billion restaurant industry with more than 48,000 locations and 1.3 million jobs across the state. Knight will assume all CEO responsibilities this July, immediately following TRA Marketplace, the association’s largest annual event.
With less than three weeks until the end of the Texas Legislative Session, we have updates on TRA's priority legislation and more! Check out our latest two-minute TRA News Now and catch the action.
As the 86th Legislative Session races towards the May 27 deadline, TRA's legislative priorities are making headway. Our latest TRA News Now includes are mid-April updates, and a current list may also be found on our advocacy page.
On March 27, 2019, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation celebrated restaurant industry stars at the annual Restaurant Industry Awards, in Washington, DC.
The Texas Restaurant Association was proud to have one of its members, Francisco “Paco” Vargas (Vargas Cut & Catch by Paco, Rudy and Paco Restaurant & Bar) as a recipient of one of three Faces of Diversity American Dream Awards. This prestigious award honors those who have achieved success through perseverance and determination, embodying the American Dream.
Houston: The New Culinary Capital of the South, is our destination for the 2019 TRA Marketplace. You won't want to miss this restaurant business focused event, with plenty of culinary demonstrations, unique vendors, and practical education. Bring your whole team out to celebrate our industry!
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