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Promoting and protecting the industry at the local, state and national level.

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Answers to your legal, regulatory, and business operations challenges.

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Employee development, customized training and required industry certification courses.

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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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EMV and Chargebacks

If a restaurant does not have EMV technology and there is card-present fraud because of the use of a chip-enabled card, then the liability will rest with the restaurant. There has been an uptick in the number of charge backs against restaurants that do not have the EMV/chip technology. 

Bill that could raise restaurants debit card swipe fees passes House Committee

On September 13th, the House Financial Services Committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act, which now proceeds to the full House for a vote. Included in the Act, and of key importance to the restaurant industry, is a critical provision that would repeal the debit swipe fee reform.  


Dram Shop Liability & Safe Harbor

The Dram Shop Law makes it possible for a victim to sue an establishment for over-service of alcohol. But the most significant part of the Texas law is the Safe Harbor provision which helps establishments that service alcohol avoid civil liabilities.

It’s National Dog Day!

Making your outdoor restaurant patio ‘pet friendly’ can reap big rewards

Game On!

Game On! will be hosted simultaneously in four cities at TopGolf. Ticket sales end October 7. No on-site registration for players. All proceeds benefit the TRA Education Foundation.

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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