News

  • Apr 21
    2016

    A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, the Hall of Honor recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the Texas restaurant industry, the association, and their communities. Over the past 35 years, over 125...

  • Apr 18
    2016

    The Greater Austin Restaurant Association (GARA) and Jenna's Asian Kitchen are excited to announce the Mt. Beautiful Wine Dinner to be held Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at 12300 Ranch Road 620 N. The four course wine dinner will benefit Texas ProStart,...

  • Apr 13
    2016

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication Standards (HCS) pertaining to properly labeling hazardous chemicals. Employers must update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication programs as...

  • Apr 5
    2016

    One of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry is the new wave of mobile food applications and how they are impacting the restaurants across America. As technology continues to grow, and restaurants are more readily accessible, mobile food...

  • Mar 29
    2016

    Thousands of foodservice professionals who attend the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace each year know that it is the place to do business, make connections, be inspired and learn. The importance and value of the event is reinforced by TRA...

  • Mar 23
    2016

    At the end of 2015 Congress passed a budget bill that included many tax provisions benefiting restaurant owners. Watch this 2 minute video to learn what tax breaks are available for your restaurant.

  • Mar 9
    2016

    This episode of TRA News Now focuses on the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, Department of Labor enforcement and what restaurants need to do to comply with the regulations, and how to prepare for an audit.

  • Feb 23
    2016

    In October 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services approved a regulation requiring statewide food handler certification as part of the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER). The statewide food handler mandate is effective September 1...

  • Feb 17
    2016

    Once again Texas is among the nation's leaders in restaurant sales and employment. According to the National Restaurant Association's 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast, sales in Lone Star state are projected to reach $52.4 billion and 1.3 million...

  • Feb 10
    2016

    The competition was fierce at the first Texas ProStart Invitational regional competition produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation in Frisco January 30. Twenty-two high schools sent 35 teams, a total of 168 culinary and...

  • Jan 8
    2016

    We've reviewed the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released by USDA/HHS. The National Restaurant Association's analysis is as follows: SUMMARY The new Guidelines focus on variety in foods and beverages, nutrient-density and portion sizes...

  • Jan 6
    2016

    The ACA sets massive new reporting requirements for all employers with 50 or more FTE employees. (Note: Employers with 50 to 99 FTE employees may not have had to offer coverage in 2015 but still must file the paperwork in  2016, whether you offered...

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