• Texas Restaurant Awards & Lone Star Bash

    Join us for another unforgettable evening of industry awards, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and live entertainment. We'll be honoring the best restaurants and chefs in Texas with awards in a variety of categories with new categories added for 2023!

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  • Texas Restaurant Show

    Dynamic education presented by industry experts. Cutting-edge trends in food, techniques, technology, beverages, and more. Improve your bottom line.

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  • Maximize Your ERC

    Even if you’ve already filed your 2020/2021 taxes, you may be eligible for up to $26,000 per employee.

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  • TRA Buyer’s Guide

    Comprised of TRA Allied Members, this is where to find new equipment, food products, supplies, services, and more.

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Welcome to the Texas Restaurant Association

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.

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.

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Texas Restaurant Industry Overview

To successfully manage and grow their businesses, restaurateurs need access to information on emerging trends and the state of the industry. Each year, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) publishes a Forecast that contains information on projected restaurant sales, employment and employment growtn in each state. The Forecast is an annual barometer of the industry’s economic strength.

Billion Dollar State Industry
Thousand Locations Represented
Thousand Letters Sent to Legislators
Years of Experience Representing Members

TRA Preferred Partners

The Preferred Partner program offers quality products and services at discounted rates as a special member benefit. Preferred Partners must be statewide members, have a statewide sales focus, and member additional requirements. See below for discounts available to TRA Members.

  • BMI
  • Print Services
  • Dining Alliance
  • Higginbotham
  • Spere
  • Texas Mutual

TRA Member Value Partners

Member Value Partners (MVPs) are companies who have made a large commitment to support the work of the Texas Restaurant Association, the Foundation, the Texas Restaurant Show, and regional events. Additionally, they have all agreed to offer unique benefits to members of the TRA, whether that's financial or another form of support. Reach out to these companies - they are committed to helping you.

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