News: TRA

  • 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 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 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 4
    2018

    After months of practice and emerging victorious at regional and state competitions, two Texas ProStart teams traveled to Rhode Island to compete at the 2018 National ProStart Invitational – the nation’s premier high school culinary arts and...

  • Apr 20
    2018

    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
    2018

    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UPDATE: Our industry achieved a significant victory in the recently passed “omnibus” spending bill that fully repealed a 2011 regulation that attempted to prohibit back-of-the-house staff from participating in tip pools in restaurants...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
    2018

    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 29
    2018

    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
    2018

    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
    2018

    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...

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