News: Restaurant Operations

  • Jan 25
    2017

    You may have seen the headlines in the past, Disabled Veteran Booted from Restaurant over Service Dog or Military Vet with Service Dog Kicked Out of Restaurant. Unfortunately, these stories tend to get picked up by social media and bloggers and can...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    Though the law isn’t new, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is focusing on a relatively new enforcement effort by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) concerning commercial scales, which is causing problems and even fines for some...

  • Dec 9
    2016

    It’s the season for holiday hiring and to help avoid legal or financial quagmires, we have some employer do’s and don’ts in our latest TRA News Now. If you need help, remember that TRA has many resources available to you – legal counsel as well as a...

  • Dec 2
    2016

    A little known provision was added to the new 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) requiring all food establishments to conspicuously post a sign informing customers that the establishment’s most recent health inspection report is available...

  • Oct 5
    2016

    If you’re getting Internal Revenue Service notices that flag “errors” in reports you filed with the IRS under the Affordable Care Act, you’re not alone. Many restaurants are hearing that some Social Security numbers they submitted for employees...

  • Sep 6
    2016

    As a restaurant owner, one of the unique situations that you might come across in day-to-day restaurant operations is catering to those who have service animals. A service animal is defined as an animal that is individually trained to do work or...

  • Jul 15
    2016

    The latest craze to hit the U.S. tech market is an application called Pokemon Go! It's a game that requires the user to walk around and visit specific locations across the user's city to 'capture' Pokemon and attempt to collect them, along with...

  • May 5
    2016

    According to Kendra Shier, Vice President of Operations for Bread Winners Cafes in Dallas, there is a new buzzword flying around marketing circles these days, what she calls 'markerations'. It describes the trend of marketing and operations...

  • Apr 22
    2016

    April 22 is Earth Day and millions of individuals will participate in a variety of sustainability improvement efforts. The National Restaurant Association's Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simple sustainability steps...

  • Apr 5
    2016

    One of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry is the new wave of mobile food applications and how they are impacting the restaurants across America. As technology continues to grow, and restaurants are more readily accessible, mobile food...

  • Jan 8
    2016

    We've reviewed the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released by USDA/HHS. The National Restaurant Association's analysis is as follows: SUMMARY The new Guidelines focus on variety in foods and beverages, nutrient-density and portion sizes...

  • Jan 6
    2016

    The ACA sets massive new reporting requirements for all employers with 50 or more FTE employees. (Note: Employers with 50 to 99 FTE employees may not have had to offer coverage in 2015 but still must file the paperwork in  2016, whether you offered...

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