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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.

FDA Food Code Win

In light of recent natural disasters in Texas, namely Hurricane Harvey and other recent flooding events, a major victory was achieved with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve the latest FDA Food Code. The restaurant industry was able to achieve some key wins in the new FDA Food Code that include setting standards to enable restaurants to safely serve their guests when certain emergencies or disasters create imminent health hazards within a community. The FDA Food Code is not law, but many state and local governments will adopt and implement the 2017 Code’s health and food-safety regulations.

TRA News Now - Member Benefits - Insurance Solutions

Being a TRA member has many exciting, cost-saving benefits. These include exceptional, discounted insurance solutions through TRA partners. Restaurateurs need several different types of insurance coverage. As a TRA member, you can take advantage of multiple programs such as worker’s compensation, healthcare, and property and casualty, to help protect yourself, your business, your employees, and your customers.

TRA News Now - Member Benefits - TRA Products & Training

TRA offers many valuable products and training programs at low member rates, designed to help you run and grow your business. Programs include Custom Built Training Classes, Manager Training, and Restaurant Operations Consulting, in addition to TABC To Go and ServSafe (food safety training) certifications. Trainings are offered both online or in the classroom - at your location, or ours.

The Winter Issue of Restaurantville is Here

Settle in - the Winter Issue of Restaurantville is here!

In this issue, we explore the new tax reform changes in our cover story, The Meat and Potatoes of Tax Reform. Also, find out the secret for keeping great employees in an insightful article, Who's Your Number One? Plus, the latest on the Texas ProStart Competitions and much more!

TRA Marketplace

For the first time in more than 30 years, we're bringing TRA Marketplace back to San Antonio! This conference and trade show 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