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

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.

Restaurantville Spring 2017 is here

Welcome to the Spring 2017 issue of our quarterly, digital magazine, Restaurantvilledistributed to thousands of foodservice professionals. 

TRA News Now - Legislative Update + Safety Kick

In this 2-minute TRA News Now, we give a brief legislative update on four bills - three awaiting consideration in the Senate and one in the House, plus an introduction to TRA's latest preferred partner - Safety Kick, working to make your life easier with reports, checklists and more, straight from your phone or tablet.

Rockwall HS culinary team captures 3rd place & Porter HS takes 6th at National ProStart Invitational

Two all-female high school Texas ProStart teams traveled to Charleston, South Carolina over the weekend to represent the Lone Star State in the National ProStart Invitational competition, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. With nearly 400 student competitors throughout the country putting their skills to the test, Rockwall High School (from Rockwall, Texas) tackled the culinary challenge, emerging victorious with a 3rd place title overall and Porter High School (from Porter, Texas) competed in the restaurant management category, taking 6th place.

FDA delays menu labeling

The Food and Drug Administration is pushing back the deadline in implementing menu labeling regulations.

2017 Legislative Affairs Conference

Join fellow restaurateurs for TRA’s bi-annual Legislative Affairs Conference.

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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​Preferred Partners

Texas Mutual Insurance
United Healthcare
Wortham Insurance