News Archive

Nov 2018

  • Nov 30
    2018

    Just in time for the holidays, we bring you the November issue of Restaurantville! Settle in and read about California making waves with a new law that affects kids' meals in restaurants, along with Dallas' innovative kids teaching kids program. Did...

  • Nov 30
    2018

    This holiday season treat the food lover in your life to something extra special - directly from Texas restaurants! Take a look at our handy gift guide that showcases just a sampling of the creative stocking stuffers and foodie gifts available from...

  • Nov 7
    2018

    TRA and the TRA Political Action Committee have been very involved in the Texas elections and closely monitoring the federal elections. The makeup of the new Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives and...

Oct 2018

  • Oct 24
    2018

    Holiday season is around the corner and restaurants do a lot of catering and special events, often creating a lot of leftovers – both on the table and in the pantry. Did you know that changes to the Tax Code in 2016 now allow for greater food...

  • Oct 22
    2018

    The City of Austin issued a boil water notice for all its customers for the first time in its history on Monday, October 22nd, and other Texas cities, especially those hit by hurricane and natural disasters have been through the same. What exactly...

  • 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...

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