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Top 4 Reasons to Visit Houston This Summer 

The Texas Restaurant Show and the Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference will be co-located in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. 

The 86th annual Texas Restaurant Show is headed to Houston in 2023 and we want to see you there! The 2023 Show is sure to be a hit in the culinary capital of the south, with 500+ exhibitor booths, 3 stages of industry deep-dive education sessions, culinary demos, 5,000+ decision-making attendees, sales opportunities and networking. Below are the other top four reasons you should be in Houston.

  1. Free for Restaurant Operators
    The Texas Restaurant Show is THE place to do business for your restaurant. We are offering free registration for TRA restaurant members. Free registration is only available for restaurant operators.
  2. Food
    It's no question that Houston is known for their diverse cuisine. Known as the "dining out capital", they have everything ranging from Vietnamese to Cajun to BBQ to Indian. There's something for everybody's palette!
  3. Culture
    Part of Houston’s charm is their swagger and unique flare. Whether you are catching a professional sports game, joining in on a slab parade, or visiting one of their many museums, you are guaranteed to make lasting memories!
  4. 2-in-1 Show
    This year, the Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference is co-located with the Texas Restaurant Show on July 7 & 8. The cost of the conference, including entry to the Texas Restaurant Show, is $695. Texas Restaurant Association members receive an automatic $300 discount and the first 150 non-TRA members will receive $300 off using code FIRST150 at checkout.

Learn More


Friday, July 7 | 1:00pm – 7:00pm Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference  
Saturday, July 8 | 8:00am - 6:30pm Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference
Saturday, July 8 |8:00am – 5:00pm TRA Industry Deep Dive Workshop (Topic TBA) 
Sunday, July 9 | 9:30am – 4:00pm Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions 
Sunday, July 9 | 5:00pm – 11:00pm Texas Restaurant Awards feat. Lone Star Bash | 713 Music Hall
Sunday, July 10 | 9:30am – 4:00pm Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions



Tony Abruscato (Chief Marketing Officer) & Kelsey Erickson Streufert (Chief Public Affairs Officer)
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The Texas Restaurant Show 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 86 years of industry leadership, and is as bold, unique, and packed with opportunity as the Lone Star state itself.

Part trade show and part educational conference, the Texas Restaurant Show motivates and inspires everyone – from first time restauranteurs to industry veterans. Engaging seminars and interactive panels are offered by industry thought leaders on trending topics and specialty pavilions offer an exciting, diverse, and valuable glimpse into the latest products and services that the market has to offer. For more information, visit

Formed in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $87 billion restaurant industry, which encompasses more than 53,000 locations and a workforce of over 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance, and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 86th year. For more information, please visit

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