Frequently Asked Questions
What are the show dates and location?
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
- Friday, July 7 | 1:00pm-7:00pm | Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference
- Saturday, July 8 | 8:00am - 6:30pm | Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference
- Saturday, July 8 | 8:00am - 5:00pm | TRA Industry Deep Dive Workshop
- Sunday, July 9 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions
- Sunday, July 9 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Texas Restaurant Awards feat. Lone Star Bash | Location TBA
- Monday, July 10 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions
When will registration and housing open?
Registration for the Show and Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference opens February 1.
Discounted hotel rooms are available through our host hotel, Marriott Marquis. Payment is not required at the time of booking.
What does the registration cost?
Registration fees range from complimentary admission for TRA restaurant members to $695 for Texas Restaurant Show & Ghost Kitchen Conference registration. A detailed breakdown of programming and associated costs can be found on the attending page. We have member, non-member and non-exhibiting supplier rates.
Are there special rates such as group rates, daily rates, etc., available?
There are no daily rates or special group rates. There are early bird and advance registration rates for TRA members and non-members. TRA members receive free early bird registration by logging into their account while registering.
Do I have to be a Texas Restaurant Association member to attend?
No, but TRA members do receive free early bird registration and discounts on advance registration. All attendees must be affiliated with the restaurant/food service or lodging industry. A business card or tax ID number is required to register for the show. Your company's accounting/finance department can provide you with the tax ID number. Note: The Texas Restaurant Show is open to the trade only and not open to the public.
Who should attend the show?
Professionals in the restaurant and hospitality industry including single and multi-unit independent operators, franchisees, franchisors, corporate executives, chefs, unit managers, institutional food service providers, hotels, caterers, etc.
Are children allowed to attend the Texas Restaurant Show?
No, children are not allowed to attend the Texas Restaurant Show, including infants and toddlers. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted. This rule is strictly enforced and applies to both attendees and exhibitors.
What is the expected attendance at the show?
More than 5,000 attendees over the course of the show are expected.
How many exhibitors will be at the show?
We expect 350+ exhibiting companies and more than 500 booths. To see a complete list of exhibitors, visit our interactive map.
Who should I contact if I would like to exhibit at the show?
Please contact Dave Heiges, Exhibitor Account Services Director, via e-mail.
How can I get a scooter or wheelchair accommodation?
Houston-specific accommodations will be announced soon.