Frequently Asked Questions

What are the show dates and location?

Show Dates, Hours, and Location:

  •  July 8: Day 1, Pre-conference education at Marriott Marquis (limited capacity)
  • July 9: Day 2, Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions | George R. Brown Convention Center
  • July 9: Texas Restaurant Awards feat. Lone Star Bash
  • July 10: Day 3, Texas Restaurant Show floor and education sessions | George R. Brown Convention Center   

When will registration and housing open?

Registration and housing will be opening in 2023!

What does the registration cost?

Registration fees and information are available on the attending page. We have member, non-member and non-exhibiting supplier rates.

Are there special rates such as group rates, daily rates, etc., available?

There are no daily rates or special group rates. There are early bird and advance registration rates for TRA members and non-members. TRA members receive free early bird registration with the member promo code.

What does the registration fee include?

Registration includes access to the Texas Restaurant Show for both days, which includes access to the trade show floor, education sessions, demonstrations, and opportunities for networking.

Do I have to be a Texas Restaurant Association member to attend?

No, but TRA members do receive free early bird registration and discounts on advance registration. All attendees must be affiliated with the restaurant/food service or lodging industry. A business card or tax ID number is required to register for the show. Your company's accounting/finance department can provide you with the tax ID number. Note: The Texas Restaurant Show is open to the trade only and not open to the public.

Who should attend the show?

Professionals in the restaurant and hospitality industry including single and multi-unit independent operators, franchisees, franchisors, corporate executives, chefs, unit managers, institutional food service providers, hotels, caterers, etc.

Are children allowed to attend the Texas Restaurant Show?

No one under the age of 16 will be admitted into the Texas Restaurant Show (including infants and toddlers). This rule is strictly enforced and applies to both attendees and exhibitors.

What is the expected attendance at the show?

More than 5,000 attendees over the course of the show are expected.

How many exhibitors will be at the show?

We expect 350+ exhibiting companies.

Who should I contact with exhibitor questions?

Please contact us via e-mail.

How can I get a scooter or wheelchair accommodation?

 Houston-specific accommodations will be announced soon.