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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.

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Here you'll find all sorts of industry jobs - FOH, BOH, salary, education, and vendors! Add your jobs for free as a TRA Member.

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.

TRA News Now - New Overtime Rule

Earlier this month (March, 2019), the Department of Labor released its long-awaited rewrite of the highly controversial overtime rule, and this time, it’s taken a more commonsense approach.

The previously proposed version of the overtime rule more than doubled the salary threshold – from the current level of $23,660 to $47,476 per year.

The DOL’s latest rewrite proposes a salary increase of $35,308 per year.

Find out more, and to whom the rule applies in our latest two-minute TRA News Now.

Texas ProStart Teams Advance to National ProStart Competition

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy and Ben Barber High School are the two Texas ProStart teams to advance to the National ProStart competition in May in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy placed first in culinary, and Ben Barber High School placed first in management.

TRA News Now - Consistent Employment Regulations

Texas cities have begun to pass (or trying to pass) local ordinances regulating all kinds of private employment practices, such as hiring, scheduling and benefits that are usually handled at the state and federal levels, or left to the employer. 

These inconsistent, patchwork employment regulations create massive compliance issues, confusion for employees, and bureaucratic hurdles for employers of all sizes.

TRA News Now - Alcohol Delivery

Many people enjoy beer with barbeque, a Bordeaux with their steak or margaritas with fajitas. However, when ordering restaurant delivery - alcohol has been missing from that experience.

Currently, Texas law permits beer and wine to be carried off the premises of a beer and wine permittee, but the same authority does not extend to a mixed beverage permittee.

With the growth of third party delivery, TRA is supporting soon-to-be-filed legislation that will allow restaurants with a mixed beverage permit the ability to deliver, or have delivered by a third party, alcoholic beverages from the permitted premises directly to the consumer. Watch our latest two-minute TRA News Now to learn more.

TRA Marketplace

Houston: The New Culinary Capital of the South, is our destination for the 2019 TRA Marketplace. You won't want to miss this restaurant business focused event, with plenty of culinary demonstrations, unique vendors, and practical education. Bring your whole team out to celebrate our industry!

Jul 14

Lone Star Bash

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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