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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.

TRA Marketplace yields more than 13,000 lbs of donated items for CitySquare of Dallas

TRA Marketplace, Texas’ largest foodservice show and the second largest show of its kind in the country, generated a whopping 13,000 lbs of donated food and supplies over the course of the two-day show, which took place Sunday and Monday, July 10 and 11 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. TRA Marketplace, a product of the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), partnered with CitySquare, a 30-year-old poverty fighting organization based in Dallas.

80th Annual TRA Marketplace unites one of Texas’ top industries

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) brought together more than 6,000 foodservice professionals for the largest industry gathering in the Southwest, the annual TRA Marketplace, which took place on July 9 and 10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

TRA Introduces New 2017-18 Officers

The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) leaders, led by Mark Davis Bailey, President/CEO of the Original Pancake House in Dallas took office at the annual meeting of TRA Marketplace, July 9-10 in Dallas. David Cea, co-owner of Orlando's Italian Restaurant and CapRock Cafe in Lubbock was sworn in as incoming Chairman of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF).

BREAKING: Menu Labeling Update

The following is an update on menu labeling from the National Restaurant Association. They are moving quickly on multiple fronts to advance our industry's position. 

2017 SARA Showcase Dinner

The Showcase Dinner is an annual five-course, fine dining experience held each fall highlighting a celebrity chef’s amazing talent. Our featured chef designs a menu for our exclusive event, which includes a hosted bar, a live auction and live entertainment!

Oct 23

Game On!

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
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