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  • Aug 10
    2016
    music licensing

    Performing rights organizations (PROs), such as BMI, SESAC, and others act as intermediaries between restaurants and songwriters to protect intellectual property and make licensing more cost-effective and convenient. Restaurants pay a fee to the...

  • Jul 18
    2016

      TRA Marketplace, Texas' largest foodservice show, generated over two tons of food over the course of two days, which was distributed to three local charities, via Second Servings® a Houston food rescue non-profit. It was the 79th year for the show...

  • Jul 15
    2016

    The latest craze to hit the U.S. tech market is an application called Pokemon Go! It's a game that requires the user to walk around and visit specific locations across the user's city to 'capture' Pokemon and attempt to collect them, along with...

  • Jul 13
    2016
    restaurant equipment

    Texas sales taxes geneally apply widely across many products and services, and it is one of the highest sales tax rates in the country. Becase restaurants are unique, involved in manufacturing, retail sales and services, taxes can become a pretty...

  • Jul 8
    2016

    The Texas Restaurant Association introduced several new officers and chapter presidents to continue the tradition of great leadership in the booming Texas restaurant industry. Texas restaurants remain pivotal in our state and region’s economic...

  • Jul 8
    2016

    Texas' foodservice industry served up a tremendous turnout for the largest event of the year, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace, June 26 and 27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. In May, the show was announced as...

  • Jun 20
    2016

    Wayne Kostroski, 2010 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year, is the founder of the Taste of the NFL, a non-profit organization that raises awareness and dollars for hunger relief. Now entering its 24th year, the Taste of the NFL has distributed more...

  • Jun 13
    2016

    Everything tastes better - fried. But¦.does it? That's certainly the old adage and looking at the average American menu, that would seem to be true. If we can grow it, by golly, we can fry it. One woman however, is trying to relax our death-grip on...

  • Jun 8
    2016

    On October 11, 2015 the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) went into effect. Some of the new significant changes in the TFER include: a new health inspection form and a 3-Tier risk designation; added definitions for bare hand contact, Time/...

  • Jun 7
    2016

    One of the most exciting aspects of TRA Marketplace is seeing and hearing about the latest super-cool technology, and the role it plays in virtually every aspect of the restaurant industry. TRA Marketplace, taking place June 26-27 in Houston, has an...

  • May 31
    2016

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace was recently announced one of the nation's top 25 fastest-growing shows in attendance by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN), a trade show industry authority. Total TRA Marketplace attendance...

  • May 26
    2016

    Johnny Hernandez is a nationally-renowned chef based in San Antonio, driven by his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. From growing up in his father's restaurant, to attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York and working as a chef...

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