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What We Do for Your Industry


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.

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Here you'll find all sorts of industry jobs - FOH, BOH, salary, education, and vendors! Add your jobs for free as a TRA Member.

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.

Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) announces partnership with Medical City Children’s Hospital Kids Fit Menu!® program

TRAEF is pleased to announce its partnership with the Medical City Children’s Hospital Kids Fit Menu!® program. The collaboration combines the TRAEF’s restaurant industry workforce focus and award-winning ProStart program with Medical City Children’s Hospital and its expert nutritionists and community health initiatives.

TRA News Now - Dos and Don'ts of Interviewing

In high turnover, fast-paced industries, interviewing is essential in getting good employees on board and keeping operations running smoothly. However, a simple slip of the tongue by asking the wrong question or getting too personal can land you in hot water with an EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) lawsuit.

Frisco Results - Twelve Teams Advance to Texas ProStart Invitational State Finals

It was a fiery competition at the 2020 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, Texas. The first of the two regional Texas ProStart competitions, twelve teams came out on top and will advance to the state finals, to be held at St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio, Saturday March 28, for the chance to represent the Lone Star State at the National ProStart Invitational.

175 Area Students to Compete in Fiery, Elite Foodservice Competition this Weekend

(FRISCO, TX) – This weekend, 20 schools from the north Texas region will compete in ProStart, an elite culinary and management competition, including the reigning national champions from 2019.

Texas ProStart Invitational - Frisco

Join TRA's Education Foundation for the first invitational for Texas ProStart students at Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, Texas.

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