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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.
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.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has honored five programs with the AHA NOVA Award for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health. The awards were given July 28 at a ceremony during the AHA’s Leadership Summit in San Diego. The five winning programs include our very own Kids Teaching Kids in Irving, Texas, a program created eight years ago in partnership between our member Medical City Healthcare and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association.
The restaurant industry often attracts an outgoing and quirky personality type, yet anyone who has worked in restaurants knows it can be one of the most psychologically challenging careers. The strive to maintain perfect service (with a smile!) in a fast-paced, demanding, and competitive atmosphere can translate to a lot of pressure on staff and management.
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