Preferred Partners

BMI - Music performing rights

BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. Specific information on music licensing for restaurants available here.

TRA Member benefits: Savings of up to 20% on annual music licensing fees, including a 5% individual member discount, a 5% member online discount and an additional 10% Timely Payment discount. | (800) 925-8451

Bright Kitchen Power - Energy savings program 

Bright Kitchen Power is an exclusive TRA member benefit focused on helping members leverage the savings of group energy buying and simplifying the management of your restaurant’s power. This program helps you manage your energy costs and make sure you’re getting the best possible pricing, most flexible contract terms and more. Additionally, in today’s COVID-19 environment, we have negotiated deferred payments of current electricity bills and gotten minimum usage requirements waived. For more information, contact Tom Kinser at 469-533-7610 or go to Download the one-pager here.

TRA Member benefits: Group rate negotiated with supplier and special contract provisions. Spring enrollment period now open. | (469) 916-1313

Dining Alliance - Group Purchasing Organization

Dining Alliance’s mission is to make our members more profitable by offering them access to benefits and purchasing power that would not otherwise be available to them. GPO’s have been around for a long time in the healthcare and construction trades, and are on the rise for the food service industry. GPO growth in the independent restaurant sector has increased rapidly since 2013 and data suggests that this trend should continue. As the nation’s largest GPO for Independent Restaurant Operators, Dining Alliance plays a vital role in solidifying a competitive position for local restaurants.

As part of the Partnership between Dining Alliance and Texas Restaurant Association, you qualify for a special Manufacturer Appreciation Program. Join 55,000+ other restaurants and start earning cash back on your restaurant's purchases, get access to an additional portfolio of beyond prime distribution savings programs, and get data insights into your restaurant purchases. 



Heartland Payment Systems - Payment processor

Heartland Payment Systems, exclusively endorsed provider for TRA members, provides the best possible pricing and service on card processing, payroll solutions and marketing solutions designed to help grow your business. Heartland offers wholesale pricing and easy-to-read statements so you know exactly what you're paying for. Their dedicated local sales team and 24/7 customer service are waiting to assist your business with solutions and savings you deserve. | 1-888-963-3600



Texas Mutual - Workers' compensation insurance

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading writer of safety groups for workers' compensation. Working together makes the TRA/Texas Mutual Safety Group an unbeatable combination of strength and value. TRA members retain their own experience modifier, earn a premium discount based on the group's total premium, and may also qualify for a performance-based Texas Mutual individual dividend and group dividend. For more information, call or email Shelly Horelica. | 800-859-5995 | 512-224-6614

United Healthcare - Health insurance

The Restaurant Health Care Alliance offers a suite of products that will help restaurant employees gain easier access to health care coverage and related products and services. With United Healthcare, members have access to wellness programs, help with Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance, low cost health plans, and more. 

In addition to UnitedHealthcare’s ongoing offering for employer sponsored health insurance with members-only discounts on medical and specialty benefits and a small business Association Health Plan, UnitedHealth Group provides the following resources for all employees. These solutions are available to any and all employees regardless of number of hours worked: furloughed, part-time, full-time. No insurance or participation required.

  • Telemedicine / Teladoc
  • At Home Lab Testing
  • Prescription Drug Savings Program
  • Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention Resources

TRA Member benefits: Exclusive savings on standard group medical plans and specialty benefits

Resources: | 800-293-1951

National Restaurant Association Pharmacy Discount Card - Easy, Flexible & Free!

Our members asked for it and now it’s here…the digital version of the Pharmacy Discount Card! Go to for immediate savings of up to 75% on every FDA approved prescription medication.

Employees- full-time, part-time and seasonal-may now choose to:

  • print the card or
  • download the card via text or email
  • save $$ - simply take the card to the pharmacy and enjoy discounted FDA approved prescriptions