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  • Jul 6
    2020

    Restaurant dining rooms are starting to reopen after months of closure due to a pandemic, but many guests are hesitant to return. More than 50% of people in a recent Dataessential’s industry survey said they would not be comfortable with on-premise...

  • Jun 27
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) thanks Governor Abbott for implementing the consensus proposal we developed with our partners in every tier of the distilled spirits business to add mixed drinks to the alcohol to-go waiver. This will provide...

  • Jun 23
    2020

      Latest Update: July 7, 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...

  • Jun 23
    2020

    As restaurants across the state slowly re-open their dining rooms, 77% of consumers say they plan to reduce visits to restaurants in the future. Without those sales, more small businesses and family legacies will be forced to close their doors...

  • Jun 3
    2020

    Today, Texas restaurants and bars took another major step forward on their path to recovery with updated protocols provided by Governor Abbott’s office.   The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is grateful that Governor Abbott and his Strike Force...

  • Jun 1
    2020

    With many businesses temporarily being disrupted, email marketing is essential for letting people know you are still open for business. Industry research shows that almost three quarters of consumers prefer to hear from businesses by email versus...

  • May 31
    2020

    Texas Restaurant Association Steps Up Again to Support Already Suffering Restaurants  (AUSTIN, TX) May 31, 2020 – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is extending financial support through the TX Restaurant Relief Fund to independent restaurants ...

  • May 20
    2020

    From Dr. Emily Williams Knight, President and CEO: During the Governor’s press conference on Monday, I was in communication with his team and, as soon as it ended, we were already discussing plans to move to 75% occupancy. They knew how important...

  • May 18
    2020

    Today marks another important step forward as the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) works hand-in-hand with Governor Abbott’s team, our members, our customers, and our employees to rebuild the foodservice industry. Texas restaurants have proven...

  • May 11
    2020

    FORT WORTH, Texas— Billy Bob’s Texas announces a virtual cook-a-long and music event on Saturday, May 16 at 6 PM. This event marks the second Dishing Out Relief fundraiser to provide some much-needed assistance to the restaurant industry in Texas...

  • May 11
    2020

    AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) announced the appointment of Kelsey Erickson Streufert to Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy. TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry with more than 50,000...

  • May 6
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) announced the appointment of Joe Monastero to Chief Strategy and Operations Officer. TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry with more than 50,000 locations and 1.4 million jobs across the...

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