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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.

Houston Results - Twelve Teams Advance to Texas ProStart Invitational State Finals

Once again, competition was fierce at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. The second of the two regional Texas ProStart competitions, twelve teams emerged victorious and will advance to the state finals, to be held at St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio, Saturday March 23-24, for the chance to represent the Lone Star State at the National ProStart Invitational.

TRA News Now - Sexual Harassment Prevention

We have all heard and read the news about sexual harassment cases and allegations in the political arena, Hollywood, high tech, and the workplace. These are serious issues that demand the attention of everyone – employers and employees alike. Employers and human resources departments face these issues frequently. The Texas Restaurant Association wants to help your restaurant understand the issue, help you develop best practices, and provide the training you need to maintain a successful business and a safe workplace. Watch this two-minute TRA News Now to understand more about the issue. TRA will follow this News Now video with additional training videos to help keep your restaurant a great place to work. 

Valentine's Day - We're Smitten With These Texas Restaurants

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is the busiest day of the year for restaurants! Have you reserved your table yet? 

Here are some of our top picks for where to spend the evening.

TRA News Now - 2018 Advocacy Overview

This year promises to be a very busy one for TRA and its advocacy efforts. There’s a lot happening at the state, local and federal levels. In this two-minute TRA News Now, learn about some of the issues facing our industry, including joint employer liability, tip sharing and menu labeling. Also, primary season is around the corner – find out what you need to know, now.

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