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  • Mar 14
    2018

    Being a TRA member has many exciting, cost-saving benefits. These include exceptional, discounted insurance solutions through TRA partners. Restaurateurs need several different types of insurance coverage. As a TRA member, you can take advantage of...

  • Feb 28
    2018

    TRA offers many valuable products and training programs at low member rates, designed to help you run and grow your business. Programs include Custom Built Training Classes, Manager Training, and Restaurant Operations Consulting, in addition to TABC...

  • Feb 20
    2018

    Settle in - the Winter Issue of Restaurantville is here!   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...

  • Feb 15
    2018

    Once again, competition was fierce at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. The second of the two regional Texas ProStart...

  • Feb 14
    2018

    We have all heard and read the news about sexual harassment cases and allegations in the political arena, Hollywood, high tech, and the workplace. These are serious issues that demand the attention of everyone – employers and employees alike....

  • Feb 5
    2018

                    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is the busiest day of the year for restaurants! Have you reserved your table yet?  Here are some of our top picks for where to spend the evening.   Stella San Jac 5th St. & San...

  • Jan 31
    2018

    This year promises to be a very busy one for TRA and its advocacy efforts. There’s a lot happening at the state, local and federal levels. In this two-minute TRA News Now, learn about some of the issues facing our industry, including joint employer...

  • Jan 26
    2018

    Austin City Council has recently proposed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance for Austin employers. Paid sick leave ordinances have shown up in many other cities throughout the country, but Austin’s is ground-breaking as it is one of the first...

  • Jan 25
    2018

    The competition sizzled at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Collin County College in Frisco. The first of two regional Texas ProStart competitions, twelve teams emerged victorious and will advance to the state...

  • Jan 15
    2018

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to endorse Trey Blocker for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.    Blocker, a 6th generation Texan, conservative podcast host, and former lobbyist, is one of the state's...

  • Jan 12
    2018

    A group of dedicated high school students throughout Texas are sharpening their knives along with their restaurant management and culinary skills for the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition. The first of two regional competitions, the...

  • Jan 11
    2018

    Significant tax reform has not passed in decades, but in December 2017, Congress passed and the President signed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill has far-reaching benefits for all types of restaurants. The National Restaurant Association and...

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