News:

  • Oct 3
    2018

    After working closely with TRA, the Texas Alcohol and  Beverage Commission (TABC) has passed new alcohol catering rules the eliminate the need for TABC pre-approval and expediting fees for most catering events. This is important because many...

  • Oct 1
    2018

    The coming of fall means it’s time for open enrollment for 2019 programs, and TRA has three great ones ready for you to join. Here are the three TRA Preferred Partners accepting new participants in their programs: UnitedHealthcare: Small restaurant...

  • Sep 26
    2018

      Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s new fundraising program highlights restaurants while paving the industry’s future The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) is hosting a unique, new fundraising opportunity by...

  • Sep 13
    2018

    In the unfortunate event that disaster strikes - are you prepared? In our latest TRA News Now, we take a look at the different types of disasters that can occur and what you can do to protect yourself. Did you know that there are several different...

  • Aug 29
    2018

    In our latest TRA News Now, we have updates for paid sick leave ordinances in both Austin and San Antonio. The Austin ordinance, the first of its kind in Texas, would have allowed employees to accrue up to 64 hours of paid sick leave annually,...

  • Aug 16
    2018

    The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) leaders took office at the annual meeting of TRA Marketplace, July 15-16 in San Antonio, Texas with San Antonio restaurateur Jimmy...

  • Aug 15
    2018

    Many TRA members have been inquiring about straws because their customers have been asking questions about them. The restaurant industry is facing increasing pressure from environmental and consumer groups to curtail, or even ban the use of single-...

  • Aug 7
    2018

    Five Collaborative Programs Win 2018 AHA NOVA Awards   WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that it will honor five programs with the AHA NOVA Award for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that...

  • Aug 1
    2018
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    By: Nicole Palmer, Digital Marketing  Restaurant people know why each of us belongs in the industry. This creative community often attracts an outgoing and quirky personality type, yet anyone who has worked in restaurants knows it can be one of the...

  • Jul 31
    2018

    2nd Largest foodservice show in the US rotates to Houston in 2019 The 81st Annual Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace held July 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center brought together more than 500 exhibitors and 6,600...

  • Jul 11
    2018

    More and more employers are experiencing an increase in lawsuits about the “80/20 Rule” for server duties and how it affects the tip credit. Our latest TRA News Now was created to help you understand exactly what the 80/20 Rule is, ensure that you...

  • 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...

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