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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.

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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 - 2019 Legislative Preview

The 86th Texas Legislature has convened and here at TRA we are rolling up our sleeves and taking to the capitol hallways. Our issues are wide and varied - from TABC licensing and alcohol delivery, to school start dates, employment law, paid sick leave and oyster aquaculture. No matter what the issue, we are ready to advocate for you, and build a better business climate.

TRA News Now - Big Wins for TRA

TRA (and Texas restaurants) had some big wins lately at both the state and national levels with Paid Sick Leave and the 80/20 Rule. 

The November Issue of Restaurantville is Here!

Just in time for the holidays, we bring you the November issue of Restaurantville!

Settle in and read about California making waves with a new law that affects kids' meals in restaurants, along with Dallas' innovative kids teaching kids program. Did you know that more than 38,000 Dallas-area kids are snacking healthier because of Texas ProStart students?

Get the latest insights from TRA President, Jimmy Hasslocher and TRAEF Chairwoman, Jessica Delgado.

Need help shopping for the special foodie in your life? Check out our handy Texas restaurant gift guide - curated by TRA staff. Plus, find out how you can save money through a new energy program called Bright Kitchen Power!

TRA Holiday Restaurant Gift Guide! Staff picks!

This holiday season treat the food lover in your life to something extra special - directly from Texas restaurants! Take a look at our handy gift guide that showcases just a sampling of the creative stocking stuffers and foodie gifts available. From cookbooks to T-shirts to cozy pajama pants - you can find all the restaurant swag you need. Browse these online stores and put a smile on someone's face this holiday season. Happy Holidays and Happy shopping!

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!

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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