News

  • Jan 15
    2018

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to endorse Trey Blocker for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.    Blocker, a 6th generation Texan, conservative podcast host, and former lobbyist, is one of the state's...

  • Jan 12
    2018

    A group of dedicated high school students throughout Texas are sharpening their knives along with their restaurant management and culinary skills for the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition. The first of two regional competitions, the...

  • Jan 11
    2018

    Significant tax reform has not passed in decades, but in December 2017, Congress passed and the President signed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill has far-reaching benefits for all types of restaurants. The National Restaurant Association and...

  • Dec 15
    2017
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    For the restaurant lover in your life, there is always the handy gift card to tuck into a stocking from their favorite eatery. Want to get more creative and take it next level? We found some unique Lone Star restaurant gifts out there for the true...

  • Dec 15
    2017
    Restaurantville Fall Cover

    The Fall issue of Restaurantville is now available! Restaurantville, is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, is emailed to over 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best practices,...

  • Dec 13
    2017
    Fighting for the Industry on the Local Level

    TRA is continually working to benefit the industry both at the state and local levels.  Local issues at a glance San Antonio – letter grading system defeated; city adopted a voluntary letter grading system. Results have been mixed and the San...

  • Nov 30
    2017

    The Austin City Council has recently proposed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance for Austin employers. This is one of the first paid sick leave ordinances that has been proposed in Texas. We have seen paid sick leave ordinances in many states and...

  • Nov 30
    2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, we have several updates on federal policy issues critical to the industry. For more information, or if you have questions, please email Kenneth Besserman, general counsel. First off, the Occupation Safety and Health...

  • Nov 22
    2017

    In this edition of TRA News Now, the Texas Restaurant Association takes a moment to give thanks for all its members, friends and advocates. TRA wishes everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

  • Nov 1
    2017

    Immigration policy is changing at breakneck speed. This information-packed webinar, Immigration Update was presented on Tuesday, October 17 by national immigration expert Jacob Monty of Monty & Ramirez. In this 60-minute session, Mr. Monty...

  • Oct 25
    2017

    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
    2017

    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...

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