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​Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.

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What We Do


Promoting and protecting the industry at the local, state and national level.

Legal Support & Compliance

Answers to your legal, regulatory, and business operations challenges.

​Education & Training

Employee development, customized training and required industry certification courses.

​Resource Center

A complete library of tools and resources you need to successfully run your business.

Find Your Local Chapter

​Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.

See All Chapters

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About TRA

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.

TRA News Now - TRA Marketplace Highlight

In our latest TRA News Now, we showcase the upcoming TRA Marketplace - the second largest foodservice show in the country, which returns to San Antonio for the first time in over 30 years on Sunday, July 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center!

Presenting - The Spring Issue of Restaurantville

Presenting the Spring Issue of Restaurantville!


Restaurantville is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, emailed to more than 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best practices, profiles, interviews, news, events and more. It is fully interactive, including hyperlinks and video clips.

TRA News Now - TABC Update

In the last year the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has undergone big changes in leadership. There is a new executive director and a new director of licensing. The new leadership has reached out to the industry to talk about the new direction of the agency and TRA has been closely involved. Find out the most pressing issues in the latest two-minute TRA News Now. 

Texas students shine at National ProStart Invitational

After months of practice and emerging victorious at regional and state competitions, two Texas ProStart teams traveled to Rhode Island to compete at the 2018 National ProStart Invitational – the nation’s premier high school culinary arts and restaurant management competition hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

TRA Marketplace

For the first time in more than 30 years, we're bringing TRA Marketplace back to San Antonio! This conference and trade show will dazzle visitors with stunning and interactive displays, state of the science products and equipment, cutting edge technology and the latest news, trends and advice from dynamic industry leaders.

Featured Resources

Online Buyer's Guide

​If you are in the market for new equipment, food product, supplies, services and more, visit the TRA Online Buyer's Guide.

​Employee Benefits

​Exclusive health care pricing and solutions for members through United Healthcare.

​Required Employee Training & Certification

Discounts on alcohol seller/server, food handler, and food manager training with promo code TXMEMBER