News Archive

Apr 2018

  • Apr 20

    National Restaurant Association 32nd Annual Public Affairs Conference On April 17-18, 40 Texas restaurateurs joined more than 550 others from around the country in Washington, D.C. for the 32nd annual National Restaurant Association Public Affairs...

  • Apr 16

    TIP-POOLING UPDATE: Our industry achieved a significant victory in the recently passed “omnibus” spending bill that fully repealed a 2011 regulation that attempted to prohibit back-of-the-house staff from participating in tip pools in restaurants...

  • Apr 11

    Congress passed the federal menu labeling law in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. It requires restaurant chains and similar retail food establishments that have 20 or more locations operating under the same brand to provide detailed...

Mar 2018

  • Mar 29

    Over the weekend, 12 high school culinary arts and 12 restaurant management team finalists gathered in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College for the final battle of the Texas ProStart Invitational. Emerging victorious were Texas teams from Rockwall...

  • Mar 28

    In February of 2018, the Austin City Council passed a mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. This is the first ordinance of its kind in Texas, and one of the first local ordinances in the Southern United States. Now law in Austin, it is set to have...

  • Mar 22

    Twenty-four winning ProStart teams throughout Texas, from two previous competitions held in Dallas and Houston, (12 culinary and 12 restaurant management) will go head to head this Saturday at the Texas ProStart State Finals at St. Philips College...

  • Mar 20

      One of the most enjoyable experiences of my 2018 SXSW Interactive was the March 13 education session, “The Community, Culture & Science of Barbecue”. This hour-long talk featured industry knowledge from Dr. Jeff Savell (Texas A&M), Ray...

  • Mar 15

    In light of recent natural disasters in Texas, namely Hurricane Harvey and other recent flooding events, a major victory was achieved with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve the latest FDA Food Code. The restaurant industry was able...

  • Mar 14

    Being a TRA member has many exciting, cost-saving benefits. These include exceptional, discounted insurance solutions through TRA partners. Restaurateurs need several different types of insurance coverage. As a TRA member, you can take advantage of...

Feb 2018

  • Feb 28

    TRA offers many valuable products and training programs at low member rates, designed to help you run and grow your business. Programs include Custom Built Training Classes, Manager Training, and Restaurant Operations Consulting, in addition to TABC...

  • Feb 20

    Settle in - the Winter Issue of Restaurantville is here!   Restaurantville is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, emailed to more than 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best...

  • Feb 15

    Once again, competition was fierce at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. The second of the two regional Texas ProStart...