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

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Resources & Guidance

Free Employee Training

In partnership with TWC, your employees can get necessary certifications at no cost.

Texas Restaurant Promise

A social contract between restaurant owners, their staff, and guests regarding COVID-19.

Access to PPP Loans

Use TRA partner TransPecos Banks to access First and Second Draw PPP Loans.

Coronavirus Guidance Resources

The latest resources for restaurants navigating operations during a pandemic.

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.

Permitless Carry

The Texas Legislature passed HB 1927, the permitless carry bill, which went into effect on September 1, 2021. Here's how to decipher the details.

What Every Texas Restaurateur Needs to Know About the New Sexual Harassment Law

Included in the 666 new laws that went into effect in Texas yesterday was a little-publicized but important set of amendments to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA), the state version of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which protects individuals from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on their protected characteristics, including age, sex, race, national origin, color, disability, and religion.

After the Hurricane with Higginbotham

The high winds, torrential rain, and storm surge from Hurricane Ida is damaging many homes and businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and even parts of Texas.  If you are facing property loss and the resulting insurance claims, there are several things to keep in mind.

With the Delta Variant Jeopardizing Restaurants’ Recovery, the Texas Restaurant Association Urges Congress to Finish its Mission and Replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

If the latest consumer confidence trends hold, Texas will see more restaurants close their doors, unable to carry on while they also battle historic food and operating costs, a crippling labor shortage, and a stressful operating environment.

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