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​Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.

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COVID-19 Resources & Guidance


Labor concerns, SHRM resources, protecting workers from coronavirus

Contracts & Insurance

Contractual concerns, legal questions, and business continuity challenges.

Public Health and Sanitation

Novel coronavirus-fighting products, sanitation guides, infection prevention

TX Restaurant Relief Fund

Texas restaurants & their employees need relief. We're here to give it.

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.

Shift Your Sales Strategy to Online

Social distancing has increased the adoption of online shopping as people spend more time at home. Thus, having an ecommerce presence has never been more important to reduce the distance between you and customers.

Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas Donate $60,000 to TX Restaurant Relief Fund

Today, the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas (WBDT) and its members donated $60,000 to the Texas Restaurant Association’s TX Restaurant Relief Fund, an initiative of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) that was established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide immediate financial support to Texas’ independent restauranteurs and their employees.

The Power of Social Media Marketing During a Crisis

Have you ever read a social media post that was so tone deaf or untimely that it turned you off to the brand entirely? Social media can be a powerful tool, but it also has the ability to do more harm to your business than good. Since there is not a social media guidebook for COVID-19, here are some actions that business owners can take to stand out.

Comfort Food Care Packages: Feed Youth and Families in Need and Stay Open

In partnership with Governor Abbott’s Public Safety Office, the Texas network of Family and Youth Success Programs, and Favor Delivery, the Texas Restaurant Association is supporting a new initiative designed to keep Texas restaurants in the business of making food and providing it to families who need it most. 

2020 TRA Marketplace

TRA Marketplace is the Texas Restaurant Association's annual restaurant and foodservice show. The largest of its kind in the Southwest, it is backed by TRA’s 80 years of industry leadership, and is as bold, unique and packed with opportunity as the Lone Star state itself.

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