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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.

Texas Restaurant Association PAC endorses Trey Blocker for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to endorse Trey Blocker for Texas Agriculture Commissioner. 

Shark Tank meets Chopped at annual student competition in Frisco January 19-20

A group of dedicated high school students throughout Texas are sharpening their knives along with their restaurant management and culinary skills for the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition. The first of two regional competitions, the Dallas Area Regional will take place on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at Collin County College, Preston Ridge Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco.

TRA News Now - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Significant tax reform has not passed in decades, but in December 2017, Congress passed and the President signed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill has far-reaching benefits for all types of restaurants. The National Restaurant Association and TRA were successful in advocating for many parts of the tax bill that will benefit the restaurant industry. Watch this two-minute TRA News Now to learn about the changes and how they might impact you. 

Holiday Restaurant Shopping – Texas Style


For the restaurant lover in your life, there is always the handy gift card to tuck into a stocking from their favorite eatery. Want to get more creative and take it next level? We found some unique Lone Star restaurant gifts out there for the true dining connoisseur – from cookbooks and delectables, swag to unique experiences. This holiday season, take a look at a few of our picks below, browse their shops, and support these local Texas businesses. 

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

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