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  • Dec 15
    2017
    whataburger yeti holiday 2017

    For the restaurant lover in your life, there is always the handy gift card to tuck into a stocking from their favorite eatery. Want to get more creative and take it next level? We found some unique Lone Star restaurant gifts out there for the true...

  • Dec 15
    2017
    Restaurantville Fall Cover

    The Fall issue of Restaurantville is now available! Restaurantville, is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, is emailed to over 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best practices,...

  • Dec 13
    2017
    Fighting for the Industry on the Local Level

    TRA is continually working to benefit the industry both at the state and local levels.  Local issues at a glance San Antonio – letter grading system defeated; city adopted a voluntary letter grading system. Results have been mixed and the San...

  • Nov 30
    2017

    The Austin City Council has recently proposed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance for Austin employers. This is one of the first paid sick leave ordinances that has been proposed in Texas. We have seen paid sick leave ordinances in many states and...

  • Nov 30
    2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, we have several updates on federal policy issues critical to the industry. For more information, or if you have questions, please email Kenneth Besserman, general counsel. First off, the Occupation Safety and Health...

  • Nov 22
    2017

    In this edition of TRA News Now, the Texas Restaurant Association takes a moment to give thanks for all its members, friends and advocates. TRA wishes everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

  • Nov 1
    2017

    Immigration policy is changing at breakneck speed. This information-packed webinar, Immigration Update was presented on Tuesday, October 17 by national immigration expert Jacob Monty of Monty & Ramirez. In this 60-minute session, Mr. Monty...

  • Oct 25
    2017

    House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill) repeals a burdensome state law requiring restaurants that sell food by weight maintain a certified scale, pay a $35 annual fee to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and display a sticker visible to the consumer...

  • Oct 17
    2017

    The Texas Restaurant Association is currently supporting a long list of Texas legislators in solidarity against a misinterpretation of the “BBQ Bill” written into the rules by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). (Read the letter here).  House...

  • Oct 11
    2017

    Have you heard about TRA's Workers' Compensation Safety Group? TRA has partnered with Texas Mutual Insurance Company for nearly 20 years on what is now one of TRA's strongest member benefits. The TRA Safety Group improves the well-being of others...

  • Oct 9
    2017

    Support the Restaurant Industry against the Department of Agriculture’s Rewriting of the BBQ Bill House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill), which passed during the 2017 Legislative Session, repeals the Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) requirement that...

  • Sep 27
    2017

    When it comes to advocacy, TRA fights for you on the national, state and local levels. We've had many victories over the years that have changed the landscape for the way restaurants operate and do business. With your help, we will continue to...

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