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    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released additional draft guidance to help restaurateurs comply with the menu-labeling law that will require certain chain restaurants to add calorie data to menus and make other nutrition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

  • Aug 10
    2015

    Flavorful, mouthwatering barbecue is a tasty, craveable helping of Americana. According to the National Restaurant Association 2015 "What's Hot" chefs' survey, barbecue tops the list of perennial menu favorites. Many popular cuts of meat come in...

  • Jul 23
    2015

    The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) leaders, led by Jerry Walker, J & J Subway Holdings Inc., Dallas, took office at the annual meeting held at the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, June 28 in Dallas, Texas. These...

  • Jul 9
    2015

    The Food and Drug Administration has pushed the effective date for a new federal menu-labeling regulation for chain restaurants and similar foodservice establishments to Dec. 1, 2016, the agency announced today. Restaurants scrambling to comply now...

  • Jul 1
    2015

    On June 30, the Labor Department released a 295-page proposed revision to federal overtime laws that greatly increases the salary level that dictates which employees must be paid overtime. Under the proposed revisions, the threshold would increase...

  • Jun 22
    2015

    Event Sponsors Showcase the Diversity of the Foodservice Industry TRA Marketplace, produced by the Texas Restaurant Association, is the second largest foodservice trade show in the country. It is also one of the few that is still produced by a trade...

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