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  • Apr 14
    2021

    Texas Restaurant Association Teams Up with Texas Food & Wine Alliance, Houston Rockets, Multiple Hospitals, and others to Vaccinate Hospitality Workers AUSTIN, TX (April 14, 2021) - The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and other groups have...

  • Apr 7
    2021
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    When “Daniel” shut down due to COVID-19, Chef Daniel Boulud quickly developed creative weekly menus, powered by an online delivery and carryout platform. His pivot shows how some restaurateurs have faced new circumstances with remarkable resilience...

  • Apr 6
    2021

    AUSTIN, TX (April 6, 2021) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) today announced the appointment of David Hester to Director, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF). TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry...

  • Apr 5
    2021

    On its own, waste cooking oil from your fryer has no value and needs to be disposed of. But with the help of a reputable used cooking oil recycling service, oil is converted into yellow grease, a valuable component used in the production of...

  • Mar 31
    2021

          Latest Update: March 31, 2021 The Texas Restaurant Association is committed to providing our members with resources and opportunities to help manage elements within our control. We are your voice and stand together with you in these...

  • Mar 22
    2021

    Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., moving to the National Restaurant Association as Chief Collaboration Officer and EVP of Industry Relations focused on uniting the industry as it navigates recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. AUSTIN, Texas (March 22,...

  • Mar 12
    2021

    DALLAS, TX (March 12, 2021) – Tomorrow, Saturday March 13, several thousand pounds of food will be distributed to families of restaurant workers to provide support during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Greater Dallas and Tarrant County...

  • Mar 10
    2021

    To assess the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas Restaurant Associaiton and the National Restaurant Assocation Research Group conducted a survey of 3,000 restaurant operators February 2-10, 2021. Click the image to...

  • Mar 4
    2021

    AUSTIN, TX (March 4, 2021) – Today, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) released an updated Texas Restaurant Promise to guide restaurants as they prepare to continue providing a safe and welcoming dining experience when Texas’ COVID-19 protocols...

  • Mar 4
    2021

    Time spent managing employee shifts, PTO, overtime, and full-time/part-time status is time away from customers and coaching the crew. And labor hours can be some of the biggest costs in the business, usually accounting for 25%-35% of restaurant...

  • Feb 18
    2021

    What exactly does a boil water notice mean for the foodservice industry? We’ve collected these guidelines from the City of San Angelo (who went through their own boil water notice in September 2018) to help walk you through the process, including...

  • Feb 2
    2021

    Like most small businesses, restaurateurs threw their 2020 plans out the window after pandemic shutdowns shuttered locations. But SMBs aren't the only ones who altered their plans. You can add point of sale software providers to the list. Companies...

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