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

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Get Involved this July in San Antonio!

TRA Marketplace

Bigger, bolder, and better than ever, join us in San Antonio this July 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Education Sessions

Speakers at TRA Marketplace this year will challenge your thinking and increase your business' revenue.

Night of Excellence

The industry's night to shine! Celebrate our state's award winners and new board leadership at this gala event.

Lone Star Bash

Party with a purpose at the 4th annual restaurant industry party! Enjoy live music, craft beverages, and chef-prepared bites.

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.

Tascosa High School teacher Kandice Norrid presented with TRAEF 2018 Educator Excellence Award

Tascosa High School (Amarillo Independent School District) culinary arts instructor Kandice Norrid is the latest recipient of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (TRAEF) prestigious Educator Excellence Award. Widely respected among her peers and students alike, Norrid is completing her 15th year in teaching and has created extraordinary opportunities for her students both in and outside of the classroom.

TRA News Now - Healthcare

In today's TRA News Now we look at healthcare. Due to the recent tax reform bill, the Affordable Care Act's penalty for not complying with the individual mandate was repealed - to take effect in 2019. However, the employer mandate is still in place for those businesses with at least 50 full time equivalent employees. Make sure you are complying with the law and also, learn all about a new product - the Restaurant and Hospitality Association Benefit Trust and how it can help you.

Texas Mourns the Loss of Chef, Travel Host & Author, Anthony Bourdain

Anthony “Tony” Bourdain has died, and we mourn with the rest of the food world over the loss of his wit, curiosity, and perspective.

TRA News Now - Music Licensing

Music is important to set the appropriate tone in a restaurant, but there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to music licensing. One of the biggest concerns restaurateurs have when playing either live or recorded music, are royalty fees. 

In our latest TRA News Now, we look at various options like PRO’s, streaming services and more, and we help take the guesswork out. Find out all you need to know in just two minutes!  

TRA Marketplace

For the first time in more than 30 years, we're bringing TRA Marketplace back to San Antonio! This conference and trade show will dazzle visitors with stunning and interactive displays, state of the science products and equipment, cutting edge technology and the latest news, trends and advice from dynamic industry leaders.

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