News Archive

Mar 2020

  • Mar 25
    2020

    The impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been swift and staggering, and TRA has been working around the clock to fight for Texas restaurants, and we have some important updates.   On March 19, by executive order, Governor Abbott declared a public...

  • Mar 25
    2020

    Many of you have been asking great questions on how to apply for SBA assistance, and we're happy to host a webinar with a leader from SBA to help answer these vital questions. Items discussed: Disaster Loan Assistance from the US SBA for Small...

  • Mar 24
    2020

    In partnership with distributors and producers, Texas restaurants will now provide critical perishable and non-perishable items for sale. In an effort to provide relief for overwhelmed grocery stores, give consumers a convenient place to purchase...

  • Mar 24
    2020
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    We’re all feeling the impact of the rapidly changing environment in the U.S. We see business owners like you doing your best to adapt as states enact curfews and different forms of business closures. There are things we can’t change, but hopefully,...

  • Mar 24
    2020

    During this time of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, as employers struggle to make sense of the effects of the newly passed Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave policies on their businesses, we want to...

  • Mar 23
    2020

    Non-Profit Fundraising Initiative to Support Independent Restaurateurs and Their Employees Amidst one of the most unparalleled times in our history, while the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic catastrophically impact restaurants across the...

  • Mar 21
    2020

    The virus COVID-19 has now affected every corner of Texas, and with it has come great economic strife for all businesses, but none more so than restaurants. This new reality can be jarring. Where before there were dozens of smiling customers, now...

  • Mar 20
    2020

    While COVID-19 is impacting employers across all industries, the pandemic presents unique employment challenges for restaurateurs. During this webinar, attorneys from Jackson Lewis P.C., a nationwide labor and employment law firm and a founding...

  • Mar 20
    2020

    Members-Only Mobile App Now Available to All Restaurants in the State Amidst one of the most unparalleled times in our country, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) has temporarily opened its members-only mobile app for use by any restaurateur or...

  • Mar 19
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association, in seeing so many of our restaurants need for new revenue streams, recognized an opportunity to support restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Texas Restaurant...

  • Mar 19
    2020

    If you’re feeling a little bit like you’ve got whiplash keeping up with the ever-changing guidelines around COVID-19, you’re not alone. Cities and states are updating their guidelines for staying healthy by the day, if not the hour. Texas Restaurant...

  • Mar 17
    2020

    Fears of COVID-19 community spread push Texas Mayors to make difficult decisions Yesterday’s decisions in Dallas and Harris counties to close restaurant dining rooms amid an already significant slowdown in consumer traffic will account for a...

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