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What We Do for Your Industry

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.

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.

Alcohol Delivery - Webinar

Thanks to a new law that the Texas Restaurant Association helped pass earlier this year (SB 1450), Texas restaurants with mixed beverage permits will now have the opportunity to deliver alcohol with food. Leveling the alcohol delivery playing field at long last, this law is big news for restaurants.

Recently, the Texas Restaurant Association held a webinar to discuss the new law, the opportunities it holds for Texas restaurants, ins and outs of compliance, and rule-development process with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Is email marketing part of your recipe for success?

It takes more than great food to get customers into your restaurant. It also takes a healthy serving of email marketing.

New Laws Effective September 1, 2019

Out of the hundreds of bills TRA closely tracked, there were a handful of key legislative priorities. Four of the five main bills that TRA worked on to secure passage have been signed into law by the Governor, and two of them, both alcohol delivery and the creation of oyster mariculture are major, historic victories.

The four bills below will become effective on September 1, 2019 except for the BBQ Scales Bill (HB 2223) which became effective on May 17, 2019.

TRA Names Anna Tauzin to Chief Revenue and Innovation Role

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) today announced the promotion of Anna Tauzin to Chief Revenue and Innovation Officer, effective immediately. TRA represents the state’s $66 billion restaurant industry with more than 48,000 locations and 1.3 million jobs across the state. The promotion comes four months after the announcement of a new CEO for the association, Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D.


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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