When it comes to the powerful and dynamic Texas restaurant industry, there is no better place to do business, connect and make a meaningful impact than the TRA Marketplace. Launching a new service or item? Want to test-market a product? Looking to solidify your brand? Generate leads? Increase sales? Then we have your audience! Download the 2017 Exhibitor Prospectus for more details.
As the largest foodservice show in the Southwest, TRA Marketplace is part trade show, part conference, bringing together chefs, restaurant owners, managers, executives, educators and consultants into one place — which means a powerful and dynamic marketing platform for your business.
The TRA Marketplace will be celebrating its 80th year in 2017, and pulling out all the stops – Texas style in the BIG D!
Texas is one of the hottest growth markets for the restaurant industry with sales of $52.4 billion, more than 1.2 million employees and over 43,600 restaurants. With over 4.6 million people, Dallas is red-hot epicenter of business, culture and cuisine. According to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, diners in Dallas/Fort Worth spend more money at bars and restaurants than diners than anyplace else in the country. going out 70% more than the national average!
Dallas was also recently ranked 11th in the nation for job growth, and boasts over 12,000 restaurants and eateries. And even more ‘big’ news - North Texas is one of the top growth markets in the U.S. for the 24-38 age bracket. So what are you waiting for? TRA Marketplace is THE place to be for the restaurant industry. Be prepared for big ideas…big flavors…and most of all - big business. Reserve your place at the table now!