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  • Jan 10
    2020

    AUSTIN, TX – Today the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) launches a resource center for restaurants to take immediate action against human trafficking in the state. RestaurantsRespond.com/Freedom provides downloadable signage for restaurant...

  • Jan 7
    2020

    Member Tip for the New Year: A new decade is upon us and we are all getting used to changing the dates from 2019 to 2020 on our checks, contracts and other legal and business documents. Most people are used to shortening dates on checks and legal...

  • Jan 7
    2020
    Human-trafficking banner offering help

    Tuesday morning, Jan. 7, 2020, 9 a.m., at Dallas County Commissioners Court, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association's 24HourDallas initiative will introduce an anti-human trafficking program. This announcement will take place in tandem with...

  • Jan 3
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association strongly advocated for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax (HIT) in the recently concluded Congressional session. We are proud to report that the HIT tax was finally repealed which will ...

  • Jan 2
    2020
    Golden egg in the middle of white eggs with gold text

    January means new opportunities to do new things. If increased business success is at the top of your 2020 bucket list, take these five steps to make that wish come true. They will amp-up business to create a more prosperous New Year. 1. Create a...

  • Dec 18
    2019

    Congress 2019 Tax Agreement Update Yesterday, negotiations concluded between the White House and Congress on the assembly of a limited tax package that will be added to a spending bill. This legislation is expected to pass Congress and be signed...

  • Dec 11
    2019

    The holiday season brings plenty of private parties and events - which means restaurants have to file the correct alcohol catering certification request with the TABC. TRA has been a driving force, working with TABC to pass the "File and Use" rule...

  • Dec 3
    2019
    Heartland December Banner

    Not knowing or failing to comply with payroll laws can put your business under a magnifying glass, and lead to fines and penalties. In fact, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalizes nearly 1 in 3 businesses for payroll mistakes.  To avoid being...

  • Nov 22
    2019

    A San Antonio district judge has granted a temporary injunction on the San Antonio Sick and Safe Law which prevents the ordinance from taking effect on Dec. 1, 2019. The judge has asked the parties to prepare for a trial on the merits of the...

  • Nov 19
    2019

    Workplace harassment is a serious problem - and on the rise. Employers have one basic obligation to their workers - to provide a safe, working environment, free from discrimination and harassment. Failure to address the issue can not only affect the...

  • Nov 18
    2019
    Matthew Mabel speaking to TRA Marketplace crowd

    What’s Your Culture? Matthew Mabel of Surrender spoke at the 2019 TRA Marketplace about defining and honing your restaurant’s culture. Before anyone begins to raise eyebrows: every restaurant has a culture, an owner or manager isn’t the culture, and...

  • Nov 15
    2019

    At TRA Marketplace 2019, marketing gurus Kamal Heikal of Ben E. Keith, Linda Veatch of Fuzzy’s Taco, Rachel Lewis of Hometown Social, and Thomas Nguyen of Peli Peli got together to have a discussion about successful marketing tactics for restaurants...

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