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  • Apr 13
    2020

    Texas Mutual Insurance Company has announced a $50,000 donation to the Texas Restaurant Association’s TX Restaurant Relief Fund, an initiative of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) that was established in response to the...

  • Apr 7
    2020

    Despite Statewide High School Closings, Technical Education Program Continues with Online E-Learning Tools Texas ProStart®, a two-year high school culinary and foodservice management curriculum used by more than 15,000 students in 150+ Texas high...

  • Apr 3
    2020

    Social distancing has increased the adoption of online shopping as people spend more time at home. Thus, having an ecommerce presence has never been more important to reduce the distance between you and customers. Yet, many small businesses are ...

  • Apr 2
    2020

    The Fund is Designed to Support Independent Restaurateurs and Their Employees Today, the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas (WBDT) and its members donated $60,000 to the Texas Restaurant Association’s TX Restaurant Relief Fund, an initiative of...

  • Apr 1
    2020

    Article by Rachel Austin of Hometown Social Have you ever read a social media post that was so tone deaf or untimely that it turned you off to the brand entirely? Social media can be a powerful tool, but it also has the ability to do more harm to...

  • Mar 31
    2020

    Generous Texans and Local Restaurants Helping to Feed Youth and Families in Need Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas as the...

  • Mar 27
    2020

    The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)is on track to be signed by President Trump in the coming days. This is a comprehensive document with 850 pages of text that will provide some much needed relief for restaurants...

  • Mar 26
    2020

    Listen in as the Texas Workforce Commission's employment law attorneys answer questions from restaurant owners about how to manage unemployment claims for their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. TWC Mass Claims Unemployment Benefits...

  • 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,...

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