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Promoting and protecting the industry at the local, state and national level.
Answers to your legal, regulatory, and business operations challenges.
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Invest in your business and this industry by joining TRA. Through our restaurant membership we help our members build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. Whether you are an industry veteran, or new business owner, TRA has the resources you need to succeed.
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.
In the unfortunate event that disaster strikes - are you prepared? In our latest TRA News Now, we take a look at the different types of disasters that can occur and what you can do to protect yourself. Did you know that there are several different types of business interruption insurance, and brand restoration insurance? Do you know what it takes to write a good disaster plan? Do you have emergency procedures in place, should something go wrong? Taking all these factors into consideration could be what stands between survival and closing doors. Learn these tips and more in just two minutes.
In our latest TRA News Now, we have updates for paid sick leave ordinances in both Austin and San Antonio. The Austin ordinance, the first of its kind in Texas, would have allowed employees to accrue up to 64 hours of paid sick leave annually, imposing significant costs and reporting complications to Austin businesses and restaurants. The San Antonio ordinance was passed on August 16 but the mayor has pledged to hold a stakeholder process to work on proposed changes. Find out more details by watching, and as always, we are working to bring you the latest news on everything you need to know, now.
The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) leaders took office at the annual meeting of TRA Marketplace, July 15-16 in San Antonio, Texas with San Antonio restaurateur Jimmy Hasslocher, president and chief executive officer of Hasslocher Enterprises, Inc., taking the helm as TRA president. Jessica Delgado, McAllen restaurateur and co-owner of SALT – New American Table and house. wine. & bistro., took office as chair of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
Many TRA members have been inquiring about straws because their customers have been asking questions about them. The restaurant industry is facing increasing pressure from environmental and consumer groups to curtail, or even ban the use of single-use plastic straws.
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