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  • Jun 13
    2017

    Some of Dallas’ hottest chefs are teaming up with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) to ‘laissez les bon temps roulez’ at the third annual Lone Star Bash to raise money for Texas ProStart and other TRAEF initiatives. This...

  • Jun 13
    2017
    TRA Marketplace crowd

    The second largest foodservice show in the country, the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, kicks off Sunday and Monday, July 9-10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, 650 S. Griffin Street. Now...

  • Jun 8
    2017

    This year brought about major changes in the area of employment law. On June 7, Houston attorney and immigration expert Jacob Monty of Monty and Ramirez, LLP, led a webinar for TRA outlining these changes. He included an overview of President Trump’...

  • Jun 7
    2017

    In the latest TRA News Now, we provide you with all the end-of-session updates including summaries of TRA's legislative victories, including:  HB 2101 - which will amend the Alcoholic Beverage Code to increase the alcohol sales threshold from 50% to...

  • May 26
    2017

    Welcome to the Spring 2017 issue of our quarterly, digital magazine, Restaurantville, distributed to thousands of foodservice professionals.  The Spring issue highlights industry trends, best practices, profiles, interviews, news, events and more!...

  • May 15
    2017

    In this 2-minute TRA News Now, we give a brief legislative update on four bills - three awaiting consideration in the Senate and one in the House, plus an introduction to TRA's latest preferred partner - Safety Kick, working to make your life easier...

  • May 4
    2017

    Two all-female high school Texas ProStart teams traveled to Charleston, South Carolina over the weekend to represent the Lone Star State in the National ProStart Invitational competition, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education...

  • May 2
    2017

    The new menu labeling deadline is May 7, 2018, over a year from the original deadline of May 5, 2017.  ***** The Food and Drug Administration is pushing back the deadline in implementing menu labeling regulations. The FDA submitted an interim final...

  • May 1
    2017

    According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), employers will need to be extra vigilant when reviewing Form I-9s, due to a technical glitch, specifically for those downloaded between November 14 – 17, 2016. The error (which has...

  • Apr 26
    2017

    From BBQ, bathrooms and budgets, to drive-by lawsuits – the 85th session of the Texas Legislature is full tilt. Find out which bills are hot and have the greatest impact on your business. We have all the latest updates for you in our two-minute TRA...

  • Apr 11
    2017

    Break up the work week by enjoying a delicious dinner at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse at Sunset Valley (5207 Brodie Lane) in Austin. From 5-10pm this evening, BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft drink sales to the Texas Restaurant Association...

  • Apr 10
    2017

    Today, TRA will be testifying on House Bill 2101 - Food and Beverage Certificate Legislation sponsored by Representative John Frullo in the House Licensing Committee. Currently, the Texas Alcohol Code allows a restaurant with a mixed beverage...

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