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Ten restaurants and counting are donating funds to assist El Paso residents affected by the recent, tragic mass shooting that killed 31 people on August 3rd.
Eldorado Cafe, Bill Miller BBQ, Rudy's BBQ, Pelican's, Border City Ale House, Thirty 5ive Tavern & Grill, Hudson's Bar & Grill, Brass Monkey, Good Luck Cafe, and L&J Cafe have committed to donate a percentage of sales or give directly to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund this week. Giving levels and donation dates are tracked on RestaurantsRespond.com, an industry-wide collaboration.
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Using sales records from your in-store POS, mobile app and online store, you can uncover customer habits and trends that allow you to customize guest interactions, customer experience and loyalty programs.
Paid sick leave city ordinances and paid sick leave preemption on the state level have been front and center in the news. Three cities, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas have passed local paid sick leave ordinances within the last year, with the San Antonio and Dallas ordinances set to go into effect on August 1. The Austin ordinance is not in effect because the Third Court of Appeals held it to be unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the Texas Legislature failed to pass legislation to preempt these ordinances in the recently concluded 2019 legislative session, and litigation may be necessary to stop the ordinances. Restaurants in San Antonio and Dallas need to get ready. With no statewide preemption, TRA, its chapters, membership and leaders need to be ever vigilant in watching out for these harmful ordinances and to engage early in the process to advocate what is best for the restaurant industry. In our latest special edition two-minute TRA News, find out the latest about these ordinances, how it may affect you and what you can do.
Houston: The New Culinary Capital of the South, is our destination for the 2019 TRA Marketplace. You won't want to miss this restaurant business focused event, with plenty of culinary demonstrations, unique vendors, and practical education. Bring your whole team out to celebrate our industry!
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