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  • Mar 30
    2020

      Latest Update: March 30, 2020 The Texas Restaurant Association is committed to providing our members with resources and opportunities to help manage elements within our control. We are your voice and stand together with you in these challenging...

  • Mar 28
    2020

    Generous Texans and Local Restaurants Helping to Feed Youth and Families in Need Some Texans Are Going Hungry We are all doing our part to stay socially distance at home during this time.  As Texans, this is our duty to each other and a necessary...

  • Mar 27
    2020

    The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)is on track to be signed by President Trump in the coming days. This is a comprehensive document with 850 pages of text that will provide some much needed relief for restaurants...

  • Mar 26
    2020

    Listen in as the Texas Workforce Commission's employment law attorneys answer questions from restaurant owners about how to manage unemployment claims for their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. TWC Mass Claims Unemployment Benefits...

  • Mar 25
    2020

    The impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been swift and staggering, and TRA has been working around the clock to fight for Texas restaurants, and we have some important updates.   On March 19, by executive order, Governor Abbott declared a public...

  • Mar 25
    2020

    Many of you have been asking great questions on how to apply for SBA assistance, and we're happy to host a webinar with a leader from SBA to help answer these vital questions. Items discussed: Disaster Loan Assistance from the US SBA for Small...

  • Mar 24
    2020

    In partnership with distributors and producers, Texas restaurants will now provide critical perishable and non-perishable items for sale. In an effort to provide relief for overwhelmed grocery stores, give consumers a convenient place to purchase...

  • Mar 24
    2020
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    We’re all feeling the impact of the rapidly changing environment in the U.S. We see business owners like you doing your best to adapt as states enact curfews and different forms of business closures. There are things we can’t change, but hopefully,...

  • Mar 24
    2020

    During this time of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, as employers struggle to make sense of the effects of the newly passed Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave policies on their businesses, we want to...

  • Mar 23
    2020

    Non-Profit Fundraising Initiative to Support Independent Restaurateurs and Their Employees Amidst one of the most unparalleled times in our history, while the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic catastrophically impact restaurants across the...

  • Mar 21
    2020

    The virus COVID-19 has now affected every corner of Texas, and with it has come great economic strife for all businesses, but none more so than restaurants. This new reality can be jarring. Where before there were dozens of smiling customers, now...

  • Mar 21
    2020

    There has been a lot of confusion lately on selling alcoholic beverages to guests while all dining rooms are shut down. We understand the frustration many restaurant owners feel and have created this guide that will hopefully explain the TABC rules...

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