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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.

Job Board

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.

Ultimate Restaurant Culture Workshop

Matthew Mabel of Surrender spoke at the 2019 TRA Marketplace about defining and honing your restaurant’s culture.

Remarkable Marketing For 2020 and Beyond

At TRA Marketplace 2019, marketing gurus Kamal Heikal of Ben E. Keith, Linda Veatch of Fuzzy’s Taco, Rachel Lewis of Hometown Social, and Thomas Nguyen of Peli Peli got together to have a discussion about successful marketing tactics for restaurants. They recommended a few key pieces of advice for restaurateurs looking to step up their marketing game.

Alamo City Native to Run Texas Restaurant Association’s San Antonio Chapter

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) announces it has hired Dawn Ann Larios as Executive Director of the San Antonio Restaurant Association (SARA). The economic impact of San Antonio’s hospitality industry is more than $15.2 billion and employs more than 140,000 individuals, making it one of the most important industries in the seventh largest city in the nation.  

Former TRA President Mike Hamilton laid to rest 1961-2019

Today our hearts are heavy as we lay to rest one of our fiercest advocates and dearest friends - TRA past president, and former state representative (2003-2012) – Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton.

Best known for his beaming smile, sharp wit and never-ending generosity, Tuffy was a fixture at the Capital. He was an expert negotiator, navigating complex legislation, and political landmines with grace and tenacity. He often softened the rift between party aisles with his cakes which were legendary throughout the state. 

2019 Southern Smoke Festival

The Southern Smoke Foundation is hosting its fifth annual Southern Smoke festival on Sunday, October 6, from 4-8 pm.

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