News

  • May 23
    2018

    In our latest TRA News Now, we showcase the upcoming TRA Marketplace - the second largest foodservice show in the country, which returns to San Antonio for the first time in over 30 years on Sunday and Monday, July 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez...

  • May 22
    2018

    Presenting the Spring Issue of Restaurantville! Restaurantville is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, emailed to more than 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best practices,...

  • May 9
    2018

    In the last year the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has undergone big changes in leadership. There is a new executive director and a new director of licensing. The new leadership has reached out to the industry to talk about the new direction...

  • May 4
    2018

    After months of practice and emerging victorious at regional and state competitions, two Texas ProStart teams traveled to Rhode Island to compete at the 2018 National ProStart Invitational – the nation’s premier high school culinary arts and...

  • Apr 20
    2018

    National Restaurant Association 32nd Annual Public Affairs Conference On April 17-18, 40 Texas restaurateurs joined more than 550 others from around the country in Washington, D.C. for the 32nd annual National Restaurant Association Public Affairs...

  • Apr 16
    2018

    TIP-POOLING UPDATE: Our industry achieved a significant victory in the recently passed “omnibus” spending bill that fully repealed a 2011 regulation that attempted to prohibit back-of-the-house staff from participating in tip pools in restaurants...

  • Apr 11
    2018

    Congress passed the federal menu labeling law in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. It requires restaurant chains and similar retail food establishments that have 20 or more locations operating under the same brand to provide detailed...

  • Mar 29
    2018

    Over the weekend, 12 high school culinary arts and 12 restaurant management team finalists gathered in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College for the final battle of the Texas ProStart Invitational. Emerging victorious were Texas teams from Rockwall...

  • Mar 28
    2018

    In February of 2018, the Austin City Council passed a mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. This is the first ordinance of its kind in Texas, and one of the first local ordinances in the Southern United States. Now law in Austin, it is set to have...

  • Mar 22
    2018

    Twenty-four winning ProStart teams throughout Texas, from two previous competitions held in Dallas and Houston, (12 culinary and 12 restaurant management) will go head to head this Saturday at the Texas ProStart State Finals at St. Philips College...

  • Mar 20
    2018

      One of the most enjoyable experiences of my 2018 SXSW Interactive was the March 13 education session, “The Community, Culture & Science of Barbecue”. This hour-long talk featured industry knowledge from Dr. Jeff Savell (Texas A&M), Ray...

  • Mar 15
    2018

    In light of recent natural disasters in Texas, namely Hurricane Harvey and other recent flooding events, a major victory was achieved with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve the latest FDA Food Code. The restaurant industry was able...

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