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

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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.

See All Chapters

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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.

Holiday Restaurant Shopping – Texas Style


For the restaurant lover in your life, there is always the handy gift card to tuck into a stocking from their favorite eatery. Want to get more creative and take it next level? We found some unique Lone Star restaurant gifts out there for the true dining connoisseur – from cookbooks and delectables, swag to unique experiences. This holiday season, take a look at a few of our picks below, browse their shops, and support these local Texas businesses. 

Restaurantville is here

The Fall issue of Restaurantville is now available! Restaurantville, is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, emailed to over 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best practices, profiles, interviews, news, events and more.

Fighting for the Industry on the Local Level

TRA is continually working to benefit the industry both at the state and local levels. 

Local issues at a glance

  • San Antonio – letter grading system defeated; city adopted a voluntary letter grading system. Results have been mixed and the San Antonio Restaurant Association continues to push the City to end the program.
  • Harris County – food handler employee registration list defeated; new airport corridor sign ordinance proposed – the Houston Chapter and TRA are reviewing the ordinance, meeting with Council staff and stakeholders to gauge impact on restaurant industry.
  • Dallas – defeated an ordinance requiring a late-night overlay which was intended to curb noise issues, but which would have had a severe effect on restaurant operations and profitability.

TRA News Now - Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance

The Austin City Council has recently proposed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance for Austin employers. This is one of the first paid sick leave ordinances that has been proposed in Texas. We have seen paid sick leave ordinances in many states and cities across the country, but this is a relatively new phenomenon in Texas. In this two-minute TRA News Now, find out more about this issue and why should you get involved and make your voice heard!

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

TRA Marketplace