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

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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.

What to do during a Boil Water notice - Q & A

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.”

National Coming Out Day

It’s National Coming Out Day and we are proud to represent this diverse and inclusive industry. 

Webinar: Online Ordering 101

The online ordering landscape for restaurants and tips on how to manage your restaurant's web presence. 

Austin-area Chili’s restaurants unite to support the future of industry

In a united front to grow and support the future of Texas’ booming hospitality industry, 17 Central Texas Chili’s restaurants are hosting an ongoing, monthly fundraiser, donating 15% of total sales for those who redeem a designated flyer (digital or hard copy) on the third Monday of each month through the end of next year to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF).

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