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

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Get Involved this July in San Antonio!

TRA Marketplace

Bigger, bolder, and better than ever, join us in San Antonio this July 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Education Sessions

Speakers at TRA Marketplace this year will challenge your thinking and increase your business' revenue.

Night of Excellence

The industry's night to shine! Celebrate our state's award winners and new board leadership at this gala event.

Lone Star Bash

Party with a purpose at the 4th annual restaurant industry party! Enjoy live music, craft beverages, and chef-prepared bites.

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.

Texas Mourns the Loss of Chef, Travel Host & Author, Anthony Bourdain

Anthony “Tony” Bourdain has died, and we mourn with the rest of the food world over the loss of his wit, curiosity, and perspective.

TRA News Now - Music Licensing

Music is important to set the appropriate tone in a restaurant, but there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to music licensing. One of the biggest concerns restaurateurs have when playing either live or recorded music, are royalty fees. 

In our latest TRA News Now, we look at various options like PRO’s, streaming services and more, and we help take the guesswork out. Find out all you need to know in just two minutes!  

TRA announces 2018 Hall of Honor Nominees

Restaurateurs Leo Duran, owner of El Paso’s legendary L&J Café, and Bob Westbrook of Tyler, a 19-year CiCi’s pizza franchisee, are the latest Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) members to be inducted into TRA’s legendary Hall of Honor – the highest award the association can bestow. The ceremony will take place at the TRA’s 2018 Night of Excellence event on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street in San Antonio. The event is held in conjunction with the 81st annual TRA Marketplace, the second-largest industry foodservice show in the country.

WEBINAR - Third Party Delivery

The world of delivery services has exploded, and navigating the new terrain can be complicated. In the current restaurant landscape new delivery providers (both welcome and unwelcome) appear daily. Are they adding sales or cutting into your profits or both? Find out in our latest webinar. 

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