News Archive

Jul 2018

  • Jul 11
    2018

    More and more employers are experiencing an increase in lawsuits about the “80/20 Rule” for server duties and how it affects the tip credit. Our latest TRA News Now was created to help you understand exactly what the 80/20 Rule is, ensure that you...

Jun 2018

  • Jun 28
    2018

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is hosting its first-ever Startup Showcase to shine the spotlight on new technology and innovation from companies of all sizes in the rapidly-evolving foodservice industry. The Startup Showcase will take place...

  • Jun 22
    2018

    TRA Marketplace returns to San Antonio July 15-16 2nd Largest foodservice show in the US showcases technology and trends, unites Texas industry The Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace proudly returns to the Alamo City. After more than thirty...

  • Jun 20
    2018

    Tascosa High School (Amarillo Independent School District) culinary arts instructor Kandice Norrid is the latest recipient of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (TRAEF) prestigious Educator Excellence Award. Widely respected...

  • Jun 20
    2018

    In today's TRA News Now we look at healthcare. Due to the recent tax reform bill, the Affordable Care Act's penalty for not complying with the individual mandate was repealed - to take effect in 2019. However, the employer mandate is still in place...

  • Jun 8
    2018

    Anthony “Tony” Bourdain has died, and we mourn with the rest of the food world over the loss of his wit, curiosity, and perspective. Bourdain was often the avatar for our own adventurous selves, and since Kitchen Confidential hit shelves in 2000, we...

  • Jun 6
    2018

    Music is important to set the appropriate tone in a restaurant, but there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to music licensing. One of the biggest concerns restaurateurs have when playing either live or recorded music, are royalty fees.  In...

  • Jun 4
    2018

    Restaurateurs Leo Duran, owner of El Paso’s legendary L&J Café, and Bob Westbrook of Tyler, a 19-year CiCi’s Pizza franchisee, are the latest Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) members to be inducted into TRA’s legendary Hall of Honor – the...

May 2018

  • May 29
    2018

    The world of delivery services has exploded, and navigating the new terrain can be complicated. In the current restaurant landscape new delivery providers (both welcome and unwelcome) appear daily. Are they adding sales or cutting into your profits...

  • May 23
    2018

    In our latest TRA News Now, we showcase the upcoming TRA Marketplace - the second largest foodservice show in the country, which returns to San Antonio for the first time in over 30 years on Sunday and Monday, July 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez...

  • May 22
    2018

    Presenting the Spring Issue of Restaurantville! 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 practices,...

  • May 9
    2018

    In the last year the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has undergone big changes in leadership. There is a new executive director and a new director of licensing. The new leadership has reached out to the industry to talk about the new direction...

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