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As a busy restaurant operator, think of TRA's restaurant membership as your trusted advisor and resource when navigating your business. We can provide legal resources, training and certification for you and your staff, advocacy representation, operations support, and community engagement as part of your membership. There is strength in numbers – joining the TRA pledges your support to the foodservice and restaurant industry.
Many people enjoy beer with barbeque, a Bordeaux with their steak or margaritas with fajitas. However, when ordering restaurant delivery - alcohol has been missing from that experience.
Currently, Texas law permits beer and wine to be carried off the premises of a beer and wine permittee, but the same authority does not extend to a mixed beverage permittee.
With the growth of third party delivery, TRA is supporting soon-to-be-filed legislation that will allow restaurants with a mixed beverage permit the ability to deliver, or have delivered by a third party, alcoholic beverages from the permitted premises directly to the consumer. Watch our latest two-minute TRA News Now to learn more.
TRA is working with the A+ Texas coalition to support legislation to establish a uniform school year that begins after Labor Day and ends before Memorial Day.
This will restore a full summer for Texas families and enable Texas businesses to grow while generating more tax revenues and creating more jobs. Find out more by watching our latest two-minute TRA News Now.
Most everyone has heard of TRA’s Political Action Committee which combines member contributions to help impact various elections, supporting candidates who merit the support of our industry.
But did you know that TRA also has a ‘war chest’ called the TRAction Fund? This special fund supports legal, lobbying and media firepower needed to support pro-business endeavors and fight anti-business initiatives at the local, state and national levels.
The 86 Texas Legislature has convened and here at TRA we are rolling up our sleeves and taking to the capitol hallways. Our issues are wide and varied - from TABC licensing and alcohol delivery, to school start dates, employment law, paid sick leave and oyster aquaculture. No matter what the issue, we are ready to advocate for you, and build a better business climate.
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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