Promoting & Protecting the Industry

Anyone who cares about their restaurant business HAS to care about politics. Politics affects issues like the wages you pay your employees, the amount you pay for insurance, your tax rates and whether you can sell liquor in your county. We build and sustain positive public opinion and a favorable political environment.

The Texas Restaurant Association approaches advocacy on two fronts: promoting legislation and regulations which could benefit the industry and your business, and working to defeat legislation and regulation which could negatively impact the industry and your business. TRA advocates at the state, local and national levels, working closely with elected officials, and regulatory agencies to educate them on the potential impact of any proposed legislation or regulation on the restaurant industry. Your support and involvement is critical to our success. Consider supporting the TRA Political Action Committee (TRAPAC) which was rated one of the most influential trade association PACs in Texas. Meet with, and get to know elected officials from your area. Build relationships with them that can help us work together to continue promoting the best interests of the industry.