Find Your Local Chapter

​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.

Round Rock - Texas ProStart Competition Results

The competition was fierce at the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. Twelve teams advanced to the Texas ProStart Invitational State Finals March 24-25 at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio.

New technology eases reporting burdens on restaurant operators - TRA partners with Safety Kick

An exciting, new partnership between the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Safety Kick, a cutting-edge technology company will save restaurants time and money by streamlining workplace reporting using a tablet or cell phone.

TRA News Now - Restaurants and Cyber Liability

Payment card industry compliance, ransomeware, social engineering fraud - all these come under the realm of cyber liabiilty and in this 2-minute TRA News Now, TRA and Wortham Insurance offer practical guidelines for protecting yourself and your business.

Reminder - Updated Version of Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released an updated version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, found here. The new Form I-9 became mandatory on January 22, 2017, replacing the previous version dated March 8, 2013.  

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
United Healthcare