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The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is the leading business association for Texas’ $106 billion foodservice industry, which spans upwards of 57,000 locations throughout the state, employing a workforce of 1.5 million – 11% of the state’s employment.

TRA is dedicated to enhancing the business environment for its members. Whether it's navigating the ever-changing regulations, offering cutting-edge training and certification products, or empowering members with practical business solutions, TRA is an indispensable resource for the foodservice industry. Our diverse network includes restaurant owners, operators, staff, suppliers, educators, and students. From seasoned veterans to newcomers, we provide year-round support and an array of benefits.

Each year, TRA unites the industry through the Texas Restaurant Show, the largest annual foodservice show in the Southwest. This extraordinary event combines a trade show, conference, and platform for exceptional speakers, seminars, and panels, covering the latest trends and operational challenges. With hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their products and services, it's a thrilling two-day extravaganza of buying, selling, and networking.

With almost nine decades of success advocating for the industry, TRA safeguards and advances the interests of its members by actively monitoring legislative matters. We keep our members informed on relevant topics through webinars, video news segments, newsletters, and an Advisory Network of professionals, ready to assist with legal, operational, and marketing inquiries.

Moreover, TRA contributes to building the future workforce through its philanthropic arm, the Texas Restaurant Foundation, offering educational programs and initiatives to nurture young talent and inspire future industry leaders.

Texas boasts one of the most diverse and vibrant restaurant industries in the nation. We cordially invite you to join us. By becoming a TRA member, you automatically become a member of the National Restaurant Association and your local chapter, multiplying the value of your investment. We are here to support you every step of the way on your industry journey. Let us advocate for the industry, while you focus on your business.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Texas Restaurant Association to serve as the advocate in Texas and indispensable resource for the hospitality and foodservice industry.