News Archive

Jul 2015

  • Jul 9

    The Food and Drug Administration has pushed the effective date for a new federal menu-labeling regulation for chain restaurants and similar foodservice establishments to Dec. 1, 2016, the agency announced today. Restaurants scrambling to comply now...

  • Jul 1

    On June 30, the Labor Department released a 295-page proposed revision to federal overtime laws that greatly increases the salary level that dictates which employees must be paid overtime. Under the proposed revisions, the threshold would increase...

Jun 2015

  • Jun 22

    Event Sponsors Showcase the Diversity of the Foodservice Industry TRA Marketplace, produced by the Texas Restaurant Association, is the second largest foodservice trade show in the country. It is also one of the few that is still produced by a trade...

  • Jun 18

    The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) is proud to announce Chef Rhonda Obenhaus, Caprock High School, Amarillo, Texas is the 2015 Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Educator Excellence Award recipient. The...

  • Jun 11
    Heather McKeon

    I was one of the lulcky girls! After graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration in both marketing and management, I looked in all directions hoping for that 'perfect' entry-level marketing position. You know the one.. a no real...

  • Jun 9

    Restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The projected 2015 gain would represent the third consecutive year in which restaurants add at least 500,000...

  • Jun 2

    The  2015 Legislative Session ended June 1. This session legislative debates focused on property tax cuts, franchise tax reductions, sales tax reductions, gun rights, and the balance between local and state regulations. With so many new House and...

  • Jun 1

    Recently, the Lubbock Chapter hosted a Celebration Dinner to honor Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor Inductee David Cea , Lubbock Restaurant Association Restaurateur of the Year, Loyd Turner, and to applaud all of LRA's successes over the...

May 2015

  • May 26

    In Texas, we do things a little different. We live BIG. And we put on a restaurant show that's as bold, unique and packed with opportunity as the Lone Star state itself. Welcome to TRA Marketplace, brought to you by the Texas Restaurant Association...

  • May 23

    What I love about food is how it makes you feel. And that's what I want to get across to people. My grandma's food gives me the best feeling in the world. When I left New Orleans to go to the University of Houston, the closest thing I could get to...

  • May 12

    TRA has been strongly advocating for two bills relating to restaurant operations during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session; House Bill 1251 and Senate Bill 582. "We had some good hearings today and the bills have great momentum," said Richie Jackson...

  • May 8

    The Permian Basin chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association  hosted their inaugural Silver Spoon Awards for foodservice excellence on April 28. Members nominated individuals from their restaurants who excel in their commitment to provide great...