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

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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.

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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 - Plastic Straws

Many TRA members have been inquiring about straws because their customers have been asking questions about them. The restaurant industry is facing increasing pressure from environmental and consumer groups to curtail, or even ban the use of single-use plastic straws.

Hospitals Honored for Working Together to Improve Community Health

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has honored five programs with the AHA NOVA Award for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health. The awards were given July 28 at a ceremony during the AHA’s Leadership Summit in San Diego. The five winning programs include our very own Kids Teaching Kids in Irving, Texas, a program created eight years ago in partnership between our member Medical City Healthcare and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association.

Food for Thought: How to Open Our Ears, Hearts & Minds

The restaurant industry often attracts an outgoing and quirky personality type, yet anyone who has worked in restaurants knows it can be one of the most psychologically challenging careers. The strive to maintain perfect service (with a smile!) in a fast-paced, demanding, and competitive atmosphere can translate to  a lot of pressure on  staff and management.

TRA Marketplace inspires with technology, trends and solutions in San Antonio

The 81st Annual Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace held July 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center brought together more than 500 exhibitors, and 6,600 foodservice industry attendees, ranging from restaurant owners and managers to chefs, educators, marketers and media. Typically held between Houston and Dallas, the show broke with tradition this year, returning to San Antonio for the first time in more than 30 years, in time for San Antonio’s 300-year anniversary.    

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