Education on key operational issues and the opportunity for independent-minded restaurateurs to interact, and learn from experts and their peers.

Whether you own a single-unit, multiple units, are a franchisee or regional chain operator, STIR is focused on the unique challenges faced by owners directly responsible for their businesses’ success.

"I always pick up great ideas from these meetings."

Richard Maddux, owner, Stone Werks Big Rock Grille, San Antonio

"I got great nuggets of information from fellow independent operators sharing common issues and problems."

Hoover Alexander, Hoover's Cooking, Austin


 SAVE THE DATE: January 2016

The next STIR: Summit for Texas Independent Restaurateurs will be in Austin in January 2016. We will be tackling technology, both consumer facing and operational. Look for more information soon!


Upcoming Events


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June 26–27, 2016
Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, Houston

September 19 - 20, 2015
TRA Education Foundation Board Meeting, Grapevine, TX
September 20 - 22, 2015
TRA Board of Directors Meeting, Grapevine, TX
September 20 - 22, 2015
MUFSO, Dallas, TX

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