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  • Mar 1
    2017
    Restaurantville Winter 2017

    Welcome to the Winter 2017 issue of our quarterly, digital magazine, Restaurantville, distributed to thousands of foodservice professionals.  The Winter issue highlights industry trends, best practices, profiles, interviews, news, events and more!...

  • Feb 24
    2017

    Many restaurateurs work hard to give back to the communities that have supported them and now, TRA recognizes a select few who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. TRA is proud to announce its 2017 Restaurant Neighbor award state winners - ...

  • Feb 22
    2017

    The 85th Texas Legislative Session is well underway, and in this two minute TRA News Now, get schooled on the top bills affecting your business - from BBQ to alcohol licenses, to lawsuits - learn how TRA is protecting the restaurant industry.   

  • Feb 13
    2017

    The competition was fierce at the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. Twelve teams advanced to the Texas ProStart Invitational State Finals March 24-25 at St. Philip’s College in...

  • Feb 9
    2017
    Safety Kick Logo

    An exciting, new partnership between the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Safety Kick, a cutting-edge technology company will save restaurants time and money by streamlining workplace reporting using a tablet or cell phone. A key industry...

  • Feb 8
    2017
    Restaurants Cyber Liability

    Payment card industry compliance, ransomware, social engineering fraud - all these come under the realm of cyber liability and in this TRA News Now, TRA and Wortham Insurance offer practical guidelines for protecting yourself and your business. 

  • Feb 7
    2017
    Update Form I-9 - man signing

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released an updated version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, found here. The new Form I-9 became mandatory on January 22, 2017, replacing the previous version dated March 8...

  • Feb 1
    2017

    The competition was fierce at the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Collin County College in Frisco, with a total of twelve teams advancing to the Texas ProStart Invitational State Finals March 24-25 at St. Philip’s...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    Yesterday, a motion was filed in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the federal overtime rule case. The amicus brief was signed by the Texas Restaurant Association, along with the National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation,...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    You may have seen the headlines in the past, Disabled Veteran Booted from Restaurant over Service Dog or Military Vet with Service Dog Kicked Out of Restaurant. Unfortunately, these stories tend to get picked up by social media and bloggers and can...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    Though the law isn’t new, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is focusing on a relatively new enforcement effort by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) concerning commercial scales, which is causing problems and even fines for some...

  • Jan 23
    2017
    Students at ProStart Competition

    The heat is on and competition will be fierce at the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at Collin County College, Preston Ridge Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco. Approximately...

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