• Dec 2

    A little known provision was added to the new 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) requiring all food establishments to conspicuously post a sign informing customers that the establishment’s most recent health inspection report is available...

  • Nov 16

    In a history-making move, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) partnered with TOPGOLF for the first time to host a simultaneous, red-hot, four-city golf competition, raising over $55,000 for TRAEF programs and initiatives....

  • Nov 9

    This week we focus on “local” -- because local rules and regulations can sometimes be burdensome. Learn about various issues affecting the industry throughout Texas and how TRA is advocating for you. If you have a local issue you’re concerned about...

  • Nov 3
    Sue Trizila, CEO of Wyndham Jade, presented the awards. (c) The Photo Group 2016

    Drumroll please! TRA Marketplace was recently announced the winner of not one, but TWO separate, national awards – one for fastest-growing show (attendance) within the association industry and also overall. The awards were presented by the Trade...

  • Oct 20

    In less than 60 days, the new federal overtime regulations will be in effect. If you don’t already have a plan in place, now is the time to bring yourself up to speed. Watch this TRA News Now video to learn the new rules, and work with your Human...

  • Oct 12

    Texas Restaurant Association member and past president Carmelo Mauro received the Corporate Community Impact Award for Small Business from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  He was honored at the Governor’s mansion on October 10 as part of the Governor’s...

  • Oct 7

    The Texas Restaurant Association has launched two new websites, one for the association,, and one for the TRA Marketplace, TRA’s annual trade show, the largest foodservice show in the Southwest, The new...

  • Oct 5

    If you’re getting Internal Revenue Service notices that flag “errors” in reports you filed with the IRS under the Affordable Care Act, you’re not alone. Many restaurants are hearing that some Social Security numbers they submitted for employees...

  • Oct 3
    Workers compensation

    Workers’ Compensation Insurance is a state-regulated insurance policy devised to compensate workers who have become injured on the job or contract a work-related illness. The policy is also designed to cover an employer’s potential liability arising...

  • Sep 20
    emv chip cards

    EMV or chip card technology, long used in Europe, makes it harder for criminals to produce counterfeit credit and debit cards. EMV chip technology is becoming the global standard for credit card and debit card payments. Chip-enabled cards are...

  • Sep 15
    Credit card swipe

    In 2010, restaurants gained relief from skyrocketing debit swipe fees through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, thanks in large part to the National Restaurant Association (NRA).  Today, debit swipe fees average between...

  • Sep 7
    Dram Shop liability

    Alcohol beverage providers can be liable for damages in a civil suit if it’s proven that the provider sold or served alcohol and it was apparent to the provide that the person was ‘obviously intoxicated’ to the extent he presented a clear danger to...