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Texas Restaurant Association Honors Veterans Day on November 11


AUSTIN, TX (November 9, 2022) – This Veterans Day, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and our members are proud to honor all who have served  in our nation’s armed forces. We thank veterans for their sacrifice, for their courage, and for their commitment to our country. Our industry welcomes veterans and will be honoring their service with free meals and specials, many of which are listed below.

Restaurants offering Veterans Day deals by Texas metros:

Eater Austin Restaurant List

Dallas Morning News Restaurant List

HoustonPress Restaurant List
CultureMap Houston Restaurant List

San Antonio
CultureMap San Antonio Restaurant List

“Veterans Day is a special day in America and within the restaurant industry especially,” said Dr. Emily Williams Knight, President & CEO of the TRA. “As the daughter and wife of veterans, I have always been inspired by the dedication that our brave servicemen and servicewomen exhibit on a daily basis. It’s an honor for restaurants to return even a small amount of that dedication and service back to our veterans in the form of a free meal or warm hospitality. That commitment to service is what brings out the best in our country, and in our restaurant industry.”
The restaurant industry is a proud veteran employer. Veterans currently hold about 250,000 jobs in restaurants across the US. And whereas veterans make up about 8% of the US adult population, 14% of restaurant management positions are held by veterans.

Tony Abruscato (Chief Marketing Officer) & Kelsey Erickson Streufert (Chief Public Affairs Officer)
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Formed in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry, which comprises approximately 50,000 locations and a workforce of 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance, and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 85th anniversary year. For more information, please visit