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.
Find Your Local Chapter
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.
TRA and the TRA Political Action Committee have been very involved in the Texas elections and closely monitoring the federal elections. The makeup of the new Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate, and the US House of Representatives and Senate, will have a big impact on restaurants and businesses on the issues of employment law, taxes, immigration, healthcare, business regulations, minimum wage, and a host of other issues.
Holiday season is around the corner and restaurants do a lot of catering and special events, often creating a lot of leftovers – both on the table and in the pantry. Did you know that changes to the Tax Code in 2016 now allow for greater food donations and charitable deductions for restaurants?
The City of Austin issued a boil water notice for all its customers for the first time in its history on Monday, October 22nd, and other Texas cities, especially those hit by hurricane and natural disasters have been through the same.
What exactly does a boil water notice mean for the foodservice industry? We’ve collected these guidelines from the City of San Angelo (who went through their own boil water notice in September) to help walk you through the process, including the “recovery phase.”
It’s National Coming Out Day and we are proud to represent this diverse and inclusive industry.
Save the date to the GHRA 2018 Annual Fall Cookout! Join your restaurant industry friends as they gather for the annual Fall Cookout event.
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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.