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

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.

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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.

SXSW Recap (Part One) - Recruiting and Retaining Employees

During a restaurant industry meetup at SXSW, Sampling the Restaurant Climate, TRA discussed the issue of recruiting and retaining employees. Led by Tom Thornton of Austin Food and Wine Alliance and Kristi Willis, a local restaurant and food writer.

TRA News Now - State and Local Update

This 2-minute TRA News Now provides the latest government relations update - find out what's happening at the state and local level and how TRA and local chapters throughout the state are protecting and advocating for restaurants.

Texas ProStart Competitors Head to State Finals in San Antonio - March 24-25

Texas’ best high school culinary arts and restaurant management student finalists will be in action
March 24-25 in San Antonio.

Restaurantville Winter 2017 has arrived

Welcome to the Winter 2017 issue of our quarterly, digital magazine, Restaurantville, distributed to thousands of foodservice professionals.

2017 Legislative Affairs Conference

Join fellow restaurateurs for TRA’s bi-annual Legislative Affairs Conference.

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

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​Preferred Partners

Texas Mutual Insurance
United Healthcare
Wortham Insurance