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Promoting and protecting the industry at the local, state and national level.
Answers to your legal, regulatory, and business operations challenges.
Employee development, customized training and required industry certification courses.
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Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.
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.
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Restaurateur Scott Plowman of Wichita Falls is the latest to be inducted into the Texas Restaurant Association’s (TRA) legendary Hall of Honor – the highest award the Association can bestow. The ceremony will take place at the TRA’s 2017 Night of Excellence event on Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dallas Omni Hotel, 555 S. Lamar. The event is held in conjunction with the 80 annual TRA Marketplace, the second-largest industry foodservice show in the country.
Some of Dallas’ hottest chefs are teaming up with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) to ‘laissez les bon temps roulez’ at the third annual Lone Star Bash to raise money for Texas ProStart and other TRAEF initiatives. This year’s theme is CAJUNTEX, a celebration of Cajun and Creole cuisine, Texas-style. The event will be held on Sunday, July 9 from 6-9:00 p.m. at 3015 at Trinity Groves, located 3015 Gulden Lane in Dallas.
The second largest foodservice show in the country, the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, kicks off Sunday and Monday, July 9-10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, 650 S. Griffin Street.
Now in its 80th year, the TRA Marketplace will dazzle visitors with stunning and interactive displays, industry leading products and equipment, cutting edge technology and the latest news, trends and advice from influential industry leaders. Thousands of restaurateurs, chefs, and industry executives are expected to attend over the two-day period.
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