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.
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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.
One of the most enjoyable experiences of my 2018 SXSW Interactive was the March 13 education session, “The Community, Culture & Science of Barbecue”. This hour-long talk featured industry knowledge from Dr. Jeff Savell (Texas A&M), Ray Riley (Rosenthal Meat Center), Dr. Davey Griffin (AgriLife Extension Service), and Jess Pryles (Hardcore Carnivore).
In light of recent natural disasters in Texas, namely Hurricane Harvey and other recent flooding events, a major victory was achieved with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve the latest FDA Food Code. The restaurant industry was able to achieve some key wins in the new FDA Food Code that include setting standards to enable restaurants to safely serve their guests when certain emergencies or disasters create imminent health hazards within a community. The FDA Food Code is not law, but many state and local governments will adopt and implement the 2017 Code’s health and food-safety regulations.
Being a TRA member has many exciting, cost-saving benefits. These include exceptional, discounted insurance solutions through TRA partners. Restaurateurs need several different types of insurance coverage. As a TRA member, you can take advantage of multiple programs such as worker’s compensation, healthcare, and property and casualty, to help protect yourself, your business, your employees, and your customers.
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.
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