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  • Sep 30
    2015

    My travels continue and I'm beginning to feel like the Willie Nelson song, "On The Road Again." I had the pleasure of attending the Dallas chapter planning retreat led by new chapter president Sharon Van Meter. As I looked around the room I couldn't...

  • Sep 28
    2015

    What were you doing on September 21, 2015 from 6pm - 9pm? If you ask any of the 45+ Texas ProStart Culinary Arts students from five Fort Worth ISD High School Campuses the answer would be a resounding . . . "Cookin' Up Da Beef!" The Marquis on...

  • Sep 24
    2015

    Nominate deserving restaurateurs for the Restaurant Neighbor Award and the Faces of Diversity Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Winners receive national recognition, a paid trip to Washington DC, cash prize...

  • Sep 17
    2015

    On October 1, the liability for counterfeit credit card charges made with a chip enabled card shifts from card issuers to merchants that don't use EMV technology, including restaurants. However, all this really means is that if a criminal pays with...

  • Sep 16
    2015

    Get out there and celebrate! And to enrich your mission, here are 10 guac-related facts courtesy of The National Restaurant Association Show: 1) Grammy winner Jason Mraz has an avocado farm on the side that supplies local Chipotle restaurants 2)...

  • Sep 12
    2015
    Alfonso Hernandez

    Knowledge is power. The resources available to TRA members through local chapters and the state organization are invaluable. For example, I was looking for a new hot dog bun supplier. Instead of searching the Internet, I picked up the Houston...

  • Sep 11
    2015

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released additional draft guidance to help restaurateurs comply with the menu-labeling law that will require certain chain restaurants to add calorie data to menus and make other nutrition information...

  • Sep 1
    2015

    The theme for this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) is "Let it Flow," focusing on the flow of food through a restaurant. NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to heighten awareness...

  • Aug 31
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association's (TRA) philanthropic organization, TRA Education Foundation,  teamed up with Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. to provide 17,000 Dickies chef coats, at a value of more than $350,000, to high school students...

  • Aug 27
    2015

    Note: This content is provided in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, an alliance of the National Restaurant Association; and is for informational purposes only. See below for contact information. The Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is here...

  • Aug 19
    2015

    In a 2015 dining trends survey by Zagat, the number two complaint by patrons, after service issues, is excessive ambient noise. We have all had the experience of speaking louder to be heard by dining companions who are often sitting right next to us...

  • Aug 11
    2015

    My first stop as TRA President on my twelve month journey through the great state of Texas landed me in McAllen to participate in a seminar designed to help restaurateurs build their HR tool kit. I gained several valuable takeaways in addition to...

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