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

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.

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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.

Dine at BJs Restaurant in Sunset Valley tonight & support TRAEF!

Tonight, from 5-10pm, BJ's Restaurant in Sunset Valley (Austin) will donate 20% of all food/soft drink sales to TRAEF and Texas ProStart. 

Food and Beverage Certificate Legislation goes to House Licensing Committee

Today TRA will be testifying on House Bill 2101 (by Rep. Frullo), Food and Beverage Certificate Legislation in the House Licensing Committee.

Rockwall and Porter High Schools South Carolina bound for National ProStart Invitational

 Over the weekend, 12 high school culinary arts and 12 restaurant management team finalists gathered in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College for the final battle of the Texas ProStart Invitational. Emerging victorious were Rockwall High School (RHS) in Rockwall for the culinary portion of the competition and Porter High School (PHS) in Porter for restaurant management.

TRA News Now - Menu Labeling, deadline May 5th

The new menu labeling requirements take effect May 5, 2017 - are you ready? What do you need to post? When? And where? Find out in this 2-minute TRA News Now!

2017 Legislative Affairs Conference

Join fellow restaurateurs for TRA’s bi-annual Legislative Affairs Conference.

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

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​Preferred Partners

Texas Mutual Insurance
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