News

  • Oct 11
    2018

    It’s National Coming Out Day and we are proud to represent this diverse and inclusive industry. Feeding another person is an act of love. We can always get better, though, and we’ve rounded up some resources and news articles for restaurant...

  • Oct 11
    2018
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    In this recorded webinar, we reviewed best practices and common mistakes many restaurants make with their web properties and online ordering. Learn about how online ordering works, where the orders come from, and what to be aware of when choosing an...

  • Oct 10
    2018
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                    Austin-area Chili’s restaurants unite to support workforce, training, and future of hospitality industry Austin-area Chili's to donate proceeds on 3rd Monday of every month through 2019 In a united front to grow and support the...

  • Oct 8
    2018

    Just as restaurant operators try to balance technological efficiency and guest experience, the National Restaurant Association is working to provide compelling content and unique experience for its Restaurant Innovation Summit. The conference, set...

  • Oct 4
    2018

    Get the recognition you deserve!  DEADLINE NOVEMBER 5th Win $10,000: Apply Today for the 2019 Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity Award, and Ambassador of Hospitality Award. Is your restaurant one of the 90% of restaurants doing...

  • Oct 3
    2018

    After working closely with TRA, the Texas Alcohol and  Beverage Commission (TABC) has passed new alcohol catering rules the eliminate the need for TABC pre-approval and expediting fees for most catering events. This is important because many...

  • Oct 1
    2018

    The coming of fall means it’s time for open enrollment for 2019 programs, and TRA has three great ones ready for you to join. Here are the three TRA Preferred Partners accepting new participants in their programs: UnitedHealthcare: Small restaurant...

  • Sep 26
    2018

      Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s new fundraising program highlights restaurants while paving the industry’s future The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) is hosting a unique, new fundraising opportunity by...

  • Sep 13
    2018

    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...

  • Aug 29
    2018

    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,...

  • Aug 16
    2018

    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...

  • Aug 15
    2018

    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-...

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