News: TRA

  • Mar 23
    2020

    Non-Profit Fundraising Initiative to Support Independent Restaurateurs and Their Employees Amidst one of the most unparalleled times in our history, while the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic catastrophically impact restaurants across the...

  • Mar 21
    2020

    The virus COVID-19 has now affected every corner of Texas, and with it has come great economic strife for all businesses, but none more so than restaurants. This new reality can be jarring. Where before there were dozens of smiling customers, now...

  • Mar 20
    2020

    While COVID-19 is impacting employers across all industries, the pandemic presents unique employment challenges for restaurateurs. During this webinar, attorneys from Jackson Lewis P.C., a nationwide labor and employment law firm and a founding...

  • Mar 20
    2020

    Members-Only Mobile App Now Available to All Restaurants in the State Amidst one of the most unparalleled times in our country, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) has temporarily opened its members-only mobile app for use by any restaurateur or...

  • Mar 19
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association, in seeing so many of our restaurants need for new revenue streams, recognized an opportunity to support restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Texas Restaurant...

  • Mar 16
    2020

    Through delivery, to-go, and drive-thru, restaurants can continue to operate during the coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of an expected press conference by Governor Greg Abbott and multiple city mayors today, the Texas Restaurant Association is imploring...

  • Mar 12
    2020

    In a public address, President Trump outlined an emergency economic plan for the country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, including: 1. Instructing the Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to states, specifically small...

  • Mar 11
    2020
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    The dram shop law makes it possible for a victim to sue an establishment for over-service of alcohol. But the most significant part of this Texas law is the “safe harbor” provision, which helps establishments that serve alcohol avoid civil...

  • Mar 9
    2020
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    On March 6, 2020, Mayor Steve Adler declared Austin a local disaster area and issued an order that effectively canceled SXSW, the conference that brings in 280,000 people and $355 million to the local economy. Without that reliable source of revenue...

  • Jan 10
    2020

    AUSTIN, TX – Today the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) launches a resource center for restaurants to take immediate action against human trafficking in the state. RestaurantsRespond.com/Freedom provides downloadable signage for restaurant...

  • Jan 7
    2020

    Member Tip for the New Year: A new decade is upon us and we are all getting used to changing the dates from 2019 to 2020 on our checks, contracts and other legal and business documents. Most people are used to shortening dates on checks and legal...

  • Jan 3
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association strongly advocated for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax (HIT) in the recently concluded Congressional session. We are proud to report that the HIT tax was finally repealed which will ...

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