News: TRA

  • Oct 25

    House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill) repeals a burdensome state law requiring restaurants that sell food by weight maintain a certified scale, pay a $35 annual fee to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and display a sticker visible to the consumer...

  • Oct 17

    The Texas Restaurant Association is currently supporting a long list of Texas legislators in solidarity against a misinterpretation of the “BBQ Bill” written into the rules by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). (Read the letter here).  House...

  • Oct 11

    Have you heard about TRA's Workers' Compensation Safety Group? TRA has partnered with Texas Mutual Insurance Company for nearly 20 years on what is now one of TRA's strongest member benefits. The TRA Safety Group improves the well-being of others...

  • Oct 9

    Support the Restaurant Industry against the Department of Agriculture’s Rewriting of the BBQ Bill House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill), which passed during the 2017 Legislative Session, repeals the Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) requirement that...

  • Sep 27

    When it comes to advocacy, TRA fights for you on the national, state and local levels. We've had many victories over the years that have changed the landscape for the way restaurants operate and do business. With your help, we will continue to...

  • Sep 13

    After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, communities are rebuilding and the restaurant industry is coming together to answer the call. In our latest TRA News Now, we talk about important resources for getting back on your feet if you have been...

  • Aug 28

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday, August 25 with its bands of thunderstorms pounding the southeastern portion of Texas - hitting Houston and the surrounding coastline. Only in recent hours has the rain stopped long enough for residents and...

  • Aug 23

    TRA News Now is back with a full update on the Texas special legislative session, the bathroom bill and more. Catch the legislative news you might have missed in this two-minute video.

  • Aug 2

    TRA Marketplace, Texas’ largest foodservice show and the second largest show of its kind in the country, generated a whopping 13,000 lbs of donated food and supplies over the course of the two-day show, which took place Sunday and Monday, July 10...

  • Aug 1
    TRA Marketplace - Dallas 2017

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) brought together more than 6,000 foodservice professionals for the largest industry gathering in the Southwest, the annual TRA Marketplace, which took place on July 9 and 10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison...

  • Jul 26
    TRA Introduces New 2017-18 Officers

    The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) leaders, led by Mark Davis Bailey, President/CEO of the Original Pancake House in Dallas took office at the annual meeting of TRA Marketplace, July 9-10 in Dallas. David Cea, co-owner of Orlando's...

  • Jun 23

    After 140 fast-paced days, the 85th Texas Legislative Session came to an end on May 29. This session the Texas House and Senate focused on the state budget, property tax reform, immigration, sanctuary cities, gender-neutral bathrooms, business...