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

What We Do

Advocacy

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 Introduces New 2017-18 Officers

The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) leaders, led by Mark Davis Bailey, President/CEO of the Original Pancake House in Dallas took office at the annual meeting of TRA Marketplace, July 9-10 in Dallas. David Cea, co-owner of Orlando's Italian Restaurant and CapRock Cafe in Lubbock was sworn in as incoming Chairman of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF).

BREAKING: Menu Labeling Update

The following is an update on menu labeling from the National Restaurant Association. They are moving quickly on multiple fronts to advance our industry's position. 

85th Texas Legislative Session Recap

After 140 fast-paced days, the 85th Texas Legislative Session came to an end on May 29. This session the Texas House and Senate focused on the state budget, property tax reform, immigration, sanctuary cities, gender-neutral bathrooms, business regulations, and a myriad of other social and business issues.

Clear Springs High School teacher Kathleen Roussel presented with TRAEF 2017 Educator Excellence Award

Clear Springs High School District Culinary Arts Instructor and Program Coordinator Kathleen Roussel is the latest recipient of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (TRAEF) Educator Excellence Award. Roussel has nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and took over the culinary arts program at Clear Springs High School four years ago. 

​Lone Star Bash

JOIN US FOR THE 3rd ANNUAL RESTAURANT INDUSTRY PARTY


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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