San Antonio Chapter of Texas Restaurant Association Prepares to Vaccinate Hospitality Workers and Offer Industry Job Fair
SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 21, 2021) - The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), San Antonio chapter, and other groups have teamed up for a multi-city initiative to vaccinate tens of thousands of hospitality workers across the state.
The vaccine drive kicked off in Houston earlier this week, and will continue in San Antonio on April 27 and 28 at the Wonderland of the Americas shopping center. University Health will administer 6,000 doses (3,000 per day) of the Pfizer vaccine. The clinic will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
“This pandemic has had a huge impact on the Texas and U.S. workforce," said Dawn Ann Larios, Executive Director of the San Antonio Chapter and West Region of the TRA. "We are an Association that is here to help our members and their employees each and every day. This vaccine drive is about caring for our employees in the hospitality industry and continuing to restore consumer confidence and the job fair is about providing good jobs to those who are looking for employment. We have to get back to a sense of normalcy. Health and jobs, that’s what we are all here to provide.”
“We are tremendously pleased to be partnering with the Texas Restaurant Association to make it as easy as possible for these critically important front-line workers to get protection from the virus,” said University Health executive vice president for marketing communications and corporate affairs Leni Kirkman. “We applaud the association for this statewide initiative that will not only ‘put shots’ in a lot of arms, but also make restaurants safer for employees and patrons. Partnerships like this are critically important to University Health’s ongoing efforts to do everything we can to put an end to this pandemic.”
In addition to the vaccine drive, there will also be an industry job fair hosted on site. Numerous restaurant companies are registered to offer information about their available jobs and benefits, including:
- Alamo Cafe// Salata
- Barreras Entities
- Burger Boy
- Casa Rio
- Cerveceria Chapultepec
- County Line
- Denny's Restaurant
- Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers - South Texas Custard
- Frontier Enterprises
- Go Rio Cruises
- Joes Crab Shack
- La Familia Cortez Restaurants
- Landry's Seafood
- Landry's Seafood House
- Longhorn Cafe
- Newton Associates I Ltd
- Nicha's Comida Mexicana
- Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine
- Rudy's Country Store and BBQ
- Saltgrass Steakhouse
- Sea Island Shrimp House
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
- Smashin Crab
- Smokey Mo's BBQ
- Southerleigh Restaurant Group
- Stone Werks Big Rock Grille
- Sushihana Contemporary Japanese Restaurant
- The Barn Door Restaurant
- Tower of the Americas
VIA Metropolitan Transit has partnered with TRA for the vaccine drive as well as the job fair and has several routes leading to this location. Riders should be prepared to show your vaccine registration form in order to ride the VIA bus for free.
Many groups are lending their support to spread the word of the vaccine drive for hospitality workers, including the Texas Food & Wine Alliance, Good Work Austin, and the Southern Smoke Foundation.
Dates and location for Austin and Dallas clinics are forthcoming. Additional details, vaccine information, and links to sign up can be found at TXHospitalityVaccines.com.
About the Texas Restaurant Association
The Texas Restaurant Association was formed in 1937 to serve as the advocate in Texas and the indispensable resource for the foodservice industry. Today, as a leading business association, TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry, which comprises more than 50,000 locations and a workforce of 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the Association protects, advances, and educates the growing industry.