News Archive

May 2016

  • May 25

    The Texas Department of Agriculture has recently begun to conduct random inspections on businesses that use commercial scales. In particular, the TDA has focused much attention and resources on the restaurant industry. So, if you are a BBQ...

  • May 18

    In 2014, IBM debuted their cyber kitchen ninja 'Chef Watson' at SXSWi in Austin “ wowing foodies and chefs alike with its ability to generate literally quintillions of recipes with thousands of ingredients. It was a culmination of a partnership with...

  • May 11

    New federal overtime regulations have been proposed and are currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The proposed overtime rule for non-exempt employees will take the salary requirement to $970/week ($50,440/year) from...

  • May 5

    According to Kendra Shier, Vice President of Operations for Bread Winners Cafes in Dallas, there is a new buzzword flying around marketing circles these days, what she calls 'markerations'. It describes the trend of marketing and operations...

Apr 2016

  • Apr 27

    Learn what you need to do if you are faced with an ADA lawsuit.

  • Apr 22

    April 22 is Earth Day and millions of individuals will participate in a variety of sustainability improvement efforts. The National Restaurant Association's Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simple sustainability steps...

  • Apr 21

    A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, the Hall of Honor recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the Texas restaurant industry, the association, and their communities. Over the past 35 years, over 125...

  • Apr 18

    The Greater Austin Restaurant Association (GARA) and Jenna's Asian Kitchen are excited to announce the Mt. Beautiful Wine Dinner to be held Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at 12300 Ranch Road 620 N. The four course wine dinner will benefit Texas ProStart,...

  • Apr 13

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication Standards (HCS) pertaining to properly labeling hazardous chemicals. Employers must update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication programs as...

  • Apr 5

    One of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry is the new wave of mobile food applications and how they are impacting the restaurants across America. As technology continues to grow, and restaurants are more readily accessible, mobile food...

Mar 2016

  • Mar 29

    Thousands of foodservice professionals who attend the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace each year know that it is the place to do business, make connections, be inspired and learn. The importance and value of the event is reinforced by TRA...

  • Mar 23

    At the end of 2015 Congress passed a budget bill that included many tax provisions benefiting restaurant owners. Watch this 2 minute video to learn what tax breaks are available for your restaurant.