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Let GO TEXAN help shine a spotlight on your company by giving buyers an easy way to identify you as a Texas business.  Your membership in GO TEXAN gives you:

TIER 1..........................................................................................................................................$100
  • Use of the widely recognized GO TEXAN brand distinguishing your business as Texas made
  • Listing on GO TEXAN website and mobile app used by consumers/retailers to find local products
  • Opportunities to be featured on GO TEXAN Facebook, Twitter, Google+ pages seen/shared by thousands of Texans
  • Exclusive opportunity to network with other GO TEXAN members through e-newsletter and LinkedIn
  • Discounted rates for advertising and trade shows

TIER 2..........................................................................................................................................$500
  • Tier 1 benefits +
  • Your business name listed in online directories used by consumers/retailers to find local products
  • Eligibility to apply for funding to promote your product/business
  • Up to three hours of consultation with a marketing professional
  • 10 percent discount on GO TEXAN promotional items such as T-shirts, glassware, etc.
  • Opportunity to personalize GO TEXAN promotional items to feature your business

TIER 3..........................................................................................................................................$1,000
  • Tier 2 benefits +
  • Your business name listed in printed directories used by consumers/retailers to find local products
  • GO TEXAN desktop membership plaque engraved with your company name
  • Your company logo on GO TEXAN website
  • 20 percent discount on GO TEXAN promotional items such as T-shirts, glassware, etc.

CHAMPION SPONSOR..............................................................................................................$5,000+
  • Tier 3 benefits +
  • Prominent placement of your company logo on GO TEXAN homepage
  • Expanded marketing services and consultation to customize GO TEXAN program benefits to meet your business needs 

Companies with products grown or processed in Texas are eligible to apply for the GO TEXAN program as a Product Member. Companies with non-agricultural Texas-made products are eligible to apply as well with some limited benefits. In general, products produced in Texas but processed out of Texas do not meet GO TEXAN program requirements.

Specific eligibility guidelines apply to each category of product. For the details on each, contact GO TEXAN or go to the Texas Administrative Code.

Retailers, commodity groups and associations, trade associations, farmers markets and other entities meeting the requirements of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, interested in assisting with the promotion of the GO TEXAN program may apply for Associate GO TEXAN membership with some limitations.

Eligible members to join the GO TEXAN Wildlife Program include hunting and fishing operations, exotic animal farms, fisheries, wildlife accessories and organizations and associations devoted to these activities. Interested parties that meet these requirements must fill out and return the membership application and submit the application fee.

If you are a restaurant, please refer to the information below regarding Restaurant Program eligibility.

To help keep Texas food safe, all food processors must have a food manufacturing license with the state, even if a company processes its product at a commercial kitchen or with a co-packer.

If you do not currently hold a food manufacturing license with the state, see the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Food Licensing Requirements or contact DSHS at (512) 834-6626.


To become members, interested restaurants meeting the requirements for this program must fill out and return the GO TEXAN restaurant membership application, submit the application fee and include a copy of their health permit.


If the owner operates several restaurant locations
with the same name, the owner needs to submit only one application, an initial application fee, applicable health permits for each location, and a $10 fee per each additional location.  If the locations operate under different legal business names, please contact GO TEXAN staff  for additional clarification.


If the owner operates several restaurant locations
with different names, the owner needs to submit an application, an application fee, and applicable health permits for each location.

Once membership applications are approved, membership benefits begin, and the member receives a certificate, a window decal and a disc that includes artwork for the GO TEXAN mark.

Restaurants that physically reside in Texas and serve products that are grown, made or have value added in Texas are eligible to sign up for the GO TEXAN Restaurant Program. To become a GO TEXAN member, restaurants must meet the requirements as specified in the GO TEXAN program rules, Title 4 Texas Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 17, Subchapter C.

 

  • Restaurant members must complete and submit the annual GO TEXAN restaurant survey
  • The member restaurant must be a permitted food establishment providing restaurant service located in Texas that is permitted in accordance with all state and local laws and restaurant regulations
  • Member restaurants headquartered out-of-state must have a place of business with a Texas address to be eligible for GO TEXAN Restaurant Program membership

Restaurants    
Restaurant members must purchase product(s) made, grown, processed or value added in Texas. The GO TEXAN Program defines "restaurants" as dining establishments located in Texas that provide restaurant service and are permitted in accordance with all state and local laws and regulations. To qualify for the restaurant program, establishments have to use and/or serve Texas agricultural products.

Restaurant Chains  

Chain restaurant owners need to submit only one application along with the initial application fee (minimum of $100) and a $10 fee per each additional location with the same name. In addition, the chain must submit a copy of each location's health permit.


Restaurant Franchises 

A franchise owner who would like to become part of the GO TEXAN Restaurant Program will need to submit an application along with the initial application fee. If the owner operates several restaurant locations for the franchise with the same name, the owner needs to submit only one application, an initial application fee, applicable permits for each location, and a $10 fee per each additional location. For example, if a franchisee operates five locations and wants to join GO TEXAN at the Tier 1 level, this particular franchisee would need to submit only one application and $140 for membership fees, along with a copy of each location's health permit. At Tier 1, an optional listing in the GO TEXAN App would require an additional $25 annual fee.

Bakeries and Coffee Shops
Bakeries and coffee shops may be eligible if they provide on-premise restaurant service and carry a variety of menu options from which customers may choose.

Catering Operations

A catering operation is eligible for restaurant membership if the caterer operates an established restaurant location in addition to their catering service. If the operation caters only,  they may apply for an associate membershipTo learn more about Associate membership go here.

Bed and Breakfast Restaurants

Bed and Breakfast restaurants may be eligible if they provide on-premise restaurant service and carry a variety of menu options from which customers may choose.

 

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