What We Do
Promoting and protecting the industry at the local, state and national level.
Answers to your legal, regulatory, and business operations challenges.
Employee development, customized training and required industry certification courses.
A complete library of tools and resources you need to successfully run your business.
Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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If you are in the market for new equipment, food product, supplies, services and more, visit the TRA Online Buyer's Guide.