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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 this edition of TRA News Now, the Texas Restaurant Association takes a moment to give thanks for all its members, friends and advocates. TRA wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Immigration policy is changing at breakneck speed. This information-packed webinar, Immigration Update was presented on Tuesday, October 17 by national immigration expert Jacob Monty of Monty & Ramirez. In this 60-minute session, Mr. Monty highlights new immigration changes and provides employers with the tools necessary to stay informed and comply with the law, including the latest news on E-verify and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill) repeals a burdensome state law requiring restaurants that sell food by weight maintain a certified scale, pay a $35 annual fee to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and display a sticker visible to the consumer at all times. This bill had nearly unanimous passage in the Texas Legislature this spring. Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller argued for a veto, however it was signed by the governor and had widespread and vocal industry support.
The Texas Restaurant Association is currently supporting a long list of Texas legislators in solidarity against a misinterpretation of the “BBQ Bill” written into the rules by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
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