​Member Benefits & Discounts

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. If you are interested in this program, complete the Preferred Partner online application. For any questions, please email Ben Knorr.

Music Performing Rights

BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. Specific information on music licensing for restaurants available here.

TRA Member benefits: Savings of up to 20% on annual music licensing fees, including a 5% individual member discount, a 5% member online discount and an additional 10% Timely Payment discount.

BMI Benefits Flyer

www.bmi.com/ede | (800) 925-8451

Dining Alliance
Group Purchasing Organization

Dining Alliance’s mission is to make our members more profitable by offering them access to benefits and purchasing power that would not otherwise be available to them. GPO’s have been around for a long time in the healthcare and construction trades, and are on the rise for the food service industry. GPO growth in the independent restaurant sector has increased rapidly since 2013 and data suggests that this trend should continue. As the nation’s largest GPO for Independent Restaurant Operators, Dining Alliance plays a vital role in solidifying a competitive position for local restaurants.

As part of the Partnership between Dining Alliance and Texas Restaurant Association, you qualify for a special Manufacturer Appreciation Program. Join 55,000+ other restaurants and start earning cash back on your restaurant's purchases, get access to an additional portfolio of beyond prime distribution savings programs, and get data insights into your restaurant purchases. 


Heartland Payment Systems
Payment Processor & POS System

Heartland Payment Systems, exclusively endorsed provider for TRA members, provides the best possible pricing and service on card processing, payroll solutions and marketing solutions designed to help grow your business. Heartland offers wholesale pricing and easy-to-read statements so you know exactly what you're paying for. Their dedicated local sales team and 24/7 customer service are waiting to assist your business with solutions and savings you deserve.

TXRestaurant.org/Heartland | 1-888-963-3600

Insurance & Risk Management

Employee owned and customer inspired, Higginbotham is an insurance and financial services firm that’s grown to become the largest independent broker based in Texas. We have a unit of tenured insurance professionals who understand the risks inherent in the restaurant business and have the resources necessary to manage restaurants of any size without sacrificing service. With the freedom to do what’s right, right now, our approach to finding solutions is more individual and less institutional. Our team of insurance brokers, safety/loss control specialists and claim managers work cohesively to give restaurants and caterers a single source solution for coverage and risk management.

TRA Member benefits: Customized insurance solutions and savings for TRA members.

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Call or email for consultation and member savings:
Brian Schneider, 817-347-6964
Will Arnold817-349-2193

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Texas Mutual
Workers' Compensation Insurance

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading writer of safety groups for workers' compensation. Working together makes the TRA/Texas Mutual Safety Group an unbeatable combination of strength and value. TRA members retain their own experience modifier, earn a premium discount based on the group's total premium, and may also qualify for a performance-based Texas Mutual individual dividend and group dividend. For more information, call or email Shelly Horelica.

texasmutual.com | 800-859-5995 | 512-224-6614

United Healthcare
Health Insurance

The Restaurant Health Care Alliance offers a suite of products that will help restaurant employees gain easier access to health care coverage and related products and services. With United Healthcare, members have access to wellness programs, help with Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance, low cost health plans, and more. 

In addition to UnitedHealthcare’s ongoing offering for employer sponsored health insurance with members-only discounts on medical and specialty benefits and a small business Association Health Plan, UnitedHealth Group provides the following resources for all employees. These solutions are available to any and all employees regardless of number of hours worked: furloughed, part-time, full-time. No insurance or participation required.​

TRA Member benefits: Exclusive savings on standard group medical plans and specialty benefits


Contact: 800-293-1951

TRA Member Value Partners

Member Value Partners are companies who have made a large commitment to support the work of the Texas Restaurant Association, the Education Foundation, TRA Marketplace, 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. To become a Member Value Partner, please email Ben Knorr.

Axial Commerce
Data Reporting

Axial makes it easy for your team to evaluate their own performance and make time and attendance requests. Axial makes it transparent for management to know how and where to focus on their team and easy to address their needs. Reduce turnover by allowing your team to spend less time hunting down information, empowering your people's development and reducing the risk of confusion and paycheck errors.

From now until the end of 2021, Axial Commerce is offering the use of Axial for FREE in your restaurant, which is an $895 value per restaurant.

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Food Ordering & Delivery Service

Keep pace with the big brands and grow your customer base with commission-free web ordering. With ChowNow, your customers can place orders for in-store pickup, curbside pickup, commission-free delivery, and contactless dine-in everywhere they connect with you online—from your own mobile app to popular platforms like Yelp, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, Tripadvisor, and more. 

Boost your to-go business even more with our digital and print marketing tools. Plus, with dedicated account management, menu specialists, and 24/7 support, we’ve always got your back. 

Texas Restaurant Association members receive $100 off, plus a free marketing package worth $350.

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Food Delivery Service

DoorDash Outline of Benefits: 

  • DoorDash will offer 0% commission for the first 30 days to new partners that are active members of TRA and based in Texas
  • DoorDash will provide a unique sales link to connect with a sales representative
  • DoorDash will waive fees on its ‘Storefront’ product to active members or the TRA that are based in Texas with fewer than 5 stores through July 31, 2021
  • Existing TRA members who are already on the DoorDash platform will not be eligible for discounted commission packages.
  • Inactive DoorDash partners may be considered eligible for this discounted commission promotion once they have not contracted with DoorDash for at least one year.
  • TRA restaurant members with existing enterprise chain agreements will not qualify for this promotional offer.

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Food Delivery Service

Favor Outline of Benefits: 

  • 10% off commission for all NEW Favor partners for 90 days (i.e. 10% off Favor's Basic Package is a discounted rate of 18%, and the discount applies for all Favor packages) 
  • Favor is providing an exclusive TRA Member account management dedicated email for ALL TRA members, regardless of partnership status with Favor: tramembers@favordelivery.com
  • Existing TRA members who are already on the Favor platform will not be eligible for discounted commission packages.
  • Inactive Favor partners may be considered eligible for this discounted commission promotion once they have not contracted with Favor for at least one year.
  • TRA restaurant members with existing enterprise chain agreements will not qualify for this promotional offer.


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Integrated Viral Protection (IVP)
Air Filtration

 Integrated Viral Protection Solutions, LP (IVP) was created by Monzer Hourani in April 2020, to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic and to foster research, development, and deployment of technologies that offer biodefense solutions to mitigate transmission of biological threats in indoor environments. At the heart of this novel biodefense design is a proprietary heated mesh that works in conjunction with legacy air filtration found in HVAC systems. The resulting suite of products will offer proven in-line mitigation for the airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors, as well as other protections. For more information, please visit: www.ivpair.com.

Sidecar Health
Insurance Plans with Health Coverage

Traditional plans may not work for everyone, whether that reason is cost or narrow networks. Sidecar Health created plans with affordable, robust coverage that can be used at any healthcare provider and pharmacy.

When a member enrolls, Sidecar Health sends them a Sidecar Health Visa card they use to pay their healthcare provider directly. Through their app, members shop around for care knowing their coverage and benefit amounts as well as prices charged by local healthcare providers. Because Sidecar Health removes the administrative overhead associated with big insurance, members may save significantly on healthcare costs.

Sidecar Health is health insurance the way it should be: affordable, personalized, transparent, and simple.

Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same.  Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019.  R. Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L. Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.  https://hmpi.org/2019/12/09/the-transformative-potential-for-price-trans...

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All-in-One Restaurant POS System

Streamline operations, maximize margins, and deliver hospitality with an all-in-one restaurant solution from Square. From front of house to back of house and everywhere in between, you can stay organized and keep customers coming back.

Run your restaurant with Square to:

  • Turn tables faster with an intuitive, customizable POS.
  • Keep your kitchen and BoH organized with KDS and integrated online ordering.
  • Bring in new customers and regulars with marketing, gift cards, and loyalty programs.
  • Keep your staff happy with payroll, team management, and more.
  • Get simple pricing. No hidden fees, or confusing contracts.

As a TRA member, you can receive free menu setup services to get started fast. You’re also eligible to receive a suite of benefits (over $2,000 value):

  • Simplified onboarding: Dedicated onboarding support from our team of experts.
  • A welcome gift: Zero transaction fees on your first $25,000 in sales.
  • Additional solutions: One year of Square KDS, one year of the Square Online Professional Plan, and three months of Square Payroll — all for free.

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Uber Eats
Food Delivery Service

Uber Eats Outline of Benefits: 

  • TRA restaurant members who sign up to be a new Uber Eats partner will receive a promotional Marketplace Fee for their first 90 days on the Uber Eats platform.
  • Upon expiration of their 90 day promotional Marketplace Fee, TRA restaurant members will become eligible for a new Marketplace Fee.
  • New TRA members will have 45 days from their TRA member sign-up date to take advantage of this discounted commission promotional offer.
  • Existing TRA members who are already on the Uber Eats platform will not be eligible.
  • Inactive Uber Eats partners may be considered eligible for this discounted commission promotion once they have not contracted with Uber Eats for at least one year.
  • TRA restaurant members with existing enterprise chain agreements will not qualify for this promotional offer.

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Employee Recruiting

Workstream is an end-to-end Hiring Software built for the hourly workforce - reducing the time spent on hiring and onboarding by more than half. Workstream helps you source, screen and onboard your applicants in an all-in-one platform. This is done via SMS communication, automated workflows, scheduling tools, online document signing, and more. Let Workstream automate your hiring, so you can focus on growing your business! As a TRA member, you get preferred pricing to keep your restaurants staffed. 

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TRA Law Center

The TRA Law Center is the latest program designed to help protect and educate TRA restaurant members about key areas of the law. So often, restaurateurs are on their own as they try to navigate the complexities of employment law, immigration law, legal contracts, and more. With this program, TRA Members are eligible to call upon the TRA Law Center and receive a free, 15 minutes consultation with a lawyer to address their concerns.

TRA has partnered with a firm to launch the Law Center, with more on the way as the program evolves: Monty & Ramirez. Find out more information below.

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TRA Mobile App

The TRA mobile app is your hub for our industry. In the app, you will be able to communicate with other members, read relevant news on our news feed, and register for any upcoming events in your area. Click the button below to gain access to our members-only app. 

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Texas Restaurant Pandemic Directory

The Texas Restaurant Pandemic Directory page provides Texas restaurants access to discounted products and services for restaurant businesses during this crisis. For a limited time, the TRA is offering access to any company wanting to advertise its specials for restaurants and industry employees. Companies listed on our directory will be included in the nightly email to our entire database (15,000+ contacts) as well as our mobile app resource page, and tagged on social media.

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National Restaurant Association Pharmacy Discount Card

Easy, Flexible & Free

Our members asked for it and now it’s here…the digital version of the Pharmacy Discount Card! Get your pharmacy discount card here for immediate savings of up to 75% on every FDA approved prescription medication.

Employees- full-time, part-time and seasonal-may now choose to:

  • print the card or
  • download the card via text or email
  • save $$ - simply take the card to the pharmacy and enjoy discounted FDA approved prescriptions

Office Depot TRA Discount Card

TRA and Office Depot have teamed up to create a discount program for TRA members. Save from 5-70% off retail items on over 400 commonly purchased supplies and get discounts on copy, printing, cleaning and breakroom supplies. Work smarter and save money on supplies you most often use. Shop how you want, in store or online and save!

More details on the discounts offered.
Download your store discount card.

Alcohol Sales Reports

Know your competitor’s monthly alcohol sales. Years of historical data continually updated (from 2000). Customized research: feasibility studies, emerging markets, competitive analysis, etc. TRA members can get their information by contacting Lauren Bishop with the Products and Services department. 

(512) 457-4165 | lbishop@txrestaurant.org