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Texas Restaurant Association and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Partner on Alcohol To-Go Education

New resources remind businesses of the regulations and best practices to keep Texans safe.  

AUSTIN, TX (October 4, 2023) – 
The Texas Restaurant Association led the charge to successfully advocate for alcohol to-go to become a permanent option for Texas consumers in 2021. Alcohol to-go was a critical lifeline for local restaurants and bars during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the rules shifted as the policy evolved from a temporary order into permanent law. 

To ensure businesses understand the current rules and are fully equipped to safeguard public safety, the TRA is partnering with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to provide new, enhanced resources on alcohol to-go. 

Businesses are encouraged to attend a free alcohol to-go safety webinar that the TRA and the TABC will host on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT. A recording of the webinar will be made available on each organization’s website as well. 

The TRA and the TABC are also developing written materials, revamped trainings, communications and other resources to be shared soon. In the meantime, businesses can find information about Texas’ alcohol to-go rules at

Questions? Please reach out to:
Kelsey Erickson Streufert, Chief Public Affairs Officer for the TRA at [email protected]
Jared Staples, Director of Public and Government Affairs for the TABC at [email protected]

Tony Abruscato (Chief Marketing Officer) & Kelsey Erickson Streufert (Chief Public Affairs Officer)
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Formed in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $87 billion restaurant industry, which encompasses more than 53,000 locations and a workforce of over 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance, and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 86th anniversary year. For more information, please visit