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  • Feb 14
    2018

    We have all heard and read the news about sexual harassment cases and allegations in the political arena, Hollywood, high tech, and the workplace. These are serious issues that demand the attention of everyone – employers and employees alike....

  • Feb 5
    2018

                    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is the busiest day of the year for restaurants! Have you reserved your table yet?  Here are some of our top picks for where to spend the evening.   Stella San Jac 5th St. & San...

  • Jan 31
    2018

    This year promises to be a very busy one for TRA and its advocacy efforts. There’s a lot happening at the state, local and federal levels. In this two-minute TRA News Now, learn about some of the issues facing our industry, including joint employer...

  • Jan 26
    2018

    Austin City Council has recently proposed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance for Austin employers. Paid sick leave ordinances have shown up in many other cities throughout the country, but Austin’s is ground-breaking as it is one of the first...

  • Jan 25
    2018

    The competition sizzled at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Collin County College in Frisco. The first of two regional Texas ProStart competitions, twelve teams emerged victorious and will advance to the state...

  • 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...

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