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  • May 26
    2015

    In Texas, we do things a little different. We live BIG. And we put on a restaurant show that's as bold, unique and packed with opportunity as the Lone Star state itself. Welcome to TRA Marketplace, brought to you by the Texas Restaurant Association...

  • May 23
    2015

    What I love about food is how it makes you feel. And that's what I want to get across to people. My grandma's food gives me the best feeling in the world. When I left New Orleans to go to the University of Houston, the closest thing I could get to...

  • May 12
    2015

    TRA has been strongly advocating for two bills relating to restaurant operations during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session; House Bill 1251 and Senate Bill 582. "We had some good hearings today and the bills have great momentum," said Richie Jackson...

  • May 8
    2015

    The Permian Basin chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association  hosted their inaugural Silver Spoon Awards for foodservice excellence on April 28. Members nominated individuals from their restaurants who excel in their commitment to provide great...

  • May 4
    2015

    As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, Mother's Day will entice nearly half of Americans to dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on May 10. New research from the National Restaurant Association also shows dinner as the most...

  • May 3
    2015

    I started in the restaurant industry over 20 years ago as a server in fine dining. I was a single parent and a student. The restaurant industry helped me to support my family until I could earn my degree in Business Administration. Since then, I've...

  • Apr 21
    2015

    Spearheaded by Chef Mike Erickson, culinary instructor at John Connally High School (a Texas ProStart school), TRUE BEEF: From Pasture to Plate had its first official public screening during SXSW Edu in March. The documentary, directed by...

  • Apr 21
    2015
    Brett Keenan

    From waiting tables through my undergrad years, working for the Texas Restaurant Association during grad school, and now doing sales and marketing for Blackfinn, I cannot say enough about how wonderful this industry has been to me. I used to think...

  • Apr 18
    2015
    Gloria Starling

    I fell in love with the restaurant industry at a very young age and an education beyond high school was not in my future. Pursuing my love for the restaurant business was the way I spent my college-age years. For the past 23 years, I have been...

  • Apr 17
    2015

    There are many reasons I joined this Texas ProStart class. I joined to learn more and different ways to cook. What I have gotten out of this class are skills that I have used at my new job at a Bar-B-Q restaurant. For example, I learned how to...

  • Apr 16
    2015

    Beginning Oct. 1, businesses including Texas restaurants that do not use credit-card terminals designed to accept EMV chip cards will be liable for counterfeit card fraud losses. That means if a criminal pays with a counterfeit credit-card at a...

  • Apr 14
    2015

    Foodservice 2020: Five Smart Strategies to Get the Future Right Change with the times or the times will change you! Join us Monday, June 29 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for STIR: Summit for Texas Independent Restaurateurs...

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