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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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New Overtime Regulations - are you ready?

In less than 60 days, the new federal overtime regulations will be in effect. If you don’t already have a plan in place, now is the time to bring yourself up to speed.

Carmelo Mauro receives Governor's Volunteer Award

Texas Restaurant Association member and past president Carmelo Mauro received the Corporate Community Impact Award for Small Business from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  He was honored at the Governor’s mansion on October 10 as part of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards.

Texas Restaurant Association launches two new websites

The Texas Restaurant Association has launched two new websites, one for the association,, and one for the TRA Marketplace, TRA’s annual trade show, the largest foodservice show in the Southwest,

Received a "no match" letter from the IRS? You're not alone.

Many restaurants are hearing that some Social Security numbers they submitted for employees and their dependents don’t match information in the IRS database. Employers filed their initial ACA-required reports with the IRS last spring, based on 2015 data. The IRS is issuing so-called “no-match” letters to employers as a result. It’s giving restaurants and other businesses until Dec. 31, 2016, to correct the alleged errors or show you made a good-faith effort to correct the information.

TRA Marketplace

Now in its 80th year, TRA Marketplace 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

​Preferred Partners

Texas Mutual Insurance
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