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

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What We Do for Your Industry


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.

Job Board

Here you'll find all sorts of industry jobs - FOH, BOH, salary, education, and vendors! Add your jobs for free as a TRA Member.

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 Coming July 14-15 in Houston

Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, the second largest foodservice show in the country unveils July 14 and 15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Part trade show, part conference, all things restaurant - TRA Marketplace hosts hundreds of exhibitors from across the nation, and dynamic education sessions led by renowned industry leaders on three different stages. Stunning displays showcase industry-leading products, equipment and cutting-edge technology, all to help you increase efficiency and grow your business. TRA Marketplace is THE place to be to network, have fun, and interact with ‘who’s who in the industry’. Experts in every facet of the industry will be under one roof to provide the tools restaurateurs need to seat more tables, sell more food, and improve bottom lines.

That’s a Wrap: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session

In what is already been characterized as one of the most cordial sessions in Texas legislative history, there was no name-calling, partisan shouting matches, or walkouts en masse as in years’ past. There was cooperation (overall) at the Capitol, united leadership, and very little (at least visible), drama.

TRA News Now - Post Session Summary

Find out all the behind-the-scenes legislative action that affects the industry in our latest two-minute TRA News Now!

Labor Law Preemption Update

The 86th Legislative Session ends on Monday, May 27. While there were some important issues debated and passed from school finance to property tax reform to Hurricane Harvey relief, one of the most important business issues of the session failed to pass. Because of a fight that turned into the Bathroom Bill Part II based upon a perceived threat to local non-discrimination ordinances, bills to address local labor law preemption and statewide labor law uniformity did not make it to the Governor’s desk. Meanwhile, the San Antonio and Dallas paid sick leave ordinances will go into effect in the coming months.

TRA Marketplace

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!

Jul 14

Lone Star Bash

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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