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  • Mar 22
    2015
    Betty Zentner

    I grew up in the restaurant business and just like my parents, I was motivated by a dream. Achieving the dream was a long road of not giving up, sticking to the opportunity and accepting and adapting to the constant change that goes with the...

  • Mar 16
    2015

    History has shown that Texas ProStart students are not what you typically envision when you think "high school student." They are disciplined. They are passionate. They care about cooking up a successful future. Kyle Chase, a senior at Byron Nelson...

  • Mar 16
    2015
    Kevin Hawkins

    Being a member of TRA has made a big difference to my business. I save money on insurance and credit card processing by using TRA's preferred partners. And TRA's work to restructure the mixed beverage tax, which significantly reduced our liquor...

  • Mar 10
    2015

    Overtime could be redefined due to new proposed regulations soon to be issued by the Department of Labor.  The new proposed rules will redefine the salary basis requirements for overtime and would make many new employees eligible for overtime pay....

  • Mar 5
    2015
    Larry Forehand

    TRA saved Mexican Restaurants Inc. (MRI) over a quarter of a million dollars in liqour taxes in 2014 due to the mixed beverage tax restructuring legislation that was passed. Our restaurants don't have a high volume of liquor sales compared to some...

  • Mar 3
    2015

    Texas FoodGuard is an online certification program that offers comprehensive and efficient food safety training to Texas restaurant managers. Developed specifically by the Texas Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association for the...

  • Feb 24
    2015

    Texas ProStart teams traveled to the Houston area from as far as Amarillo to compete for glory at the second regional Texas ProStart Invitational competition on February 20 & 21. Parents, bffs, grandparents, instructors, siblings and fellow...

  • Feb 23
    2015

    Nafees Alam, CEO, DRG Concepts (Dallas, Texas) is one of three winners of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) 2015 Faces of Diversity American Dream award. The winners will be honored at a gala on April 14, 2015,...

  • Feb 19
    2015

    As a high school student I didn't really know what Texas ProStart was! All I knew was that it was a cooking class. Most people join the Texas ProStart program because they think it's a blow off class or they want to eat. I still remember when I was...

  • Feb 18
    2015
    Eleanor Moore

    I've been in the restaurant business my entire adult life, from waitress, hostess to short order cook. In 1980 I took my first office job for a restaurant that lasted 33 years. Taking on any new responsibilities offered, I learned. Only this...

  • Feb 11
    2015

    The Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is here. Are you ready? Here are seven things you need to know: 1. The employer mandate is now in effect. Many employers now face potential penalties if they don't offer health plans to "substantially all"...

  • Feb 9
    2015

    Each year, the National Restaurant Association honors outstanding restaurants across the nation for their charitable support and dedication to improving their local communities with the Restaurant Neighbor Award, sponsored by American Express. This...

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