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  • Oct 3
    2020
    Woman sanitizing POS register

    Restaurateurs, guests may be able to safely eat away from home after months of staying in, but they’ll need to feel safe to make it a regular practice. While your restaurants operate according to state and local COVID-19 guidelines, everyone plays a...

  • Sep 22
    2020
    TRA and Texas Conference for Women logos

    In an effort to help those impacted by a pandemic-battered economy, the Texas Conference for Women has donated $177,500 to women-owned restaurants across the state in an initiative with the Texas Restaurant Association. As a result, 71 women-owned...

  • Sep 18
    2020

    (Austin, TX) For months, some local elected officials have labeled restaurants and other foodservice businesses as risky and even dangerous locations for COVID-19 exposure, without any data from local health authorities to support that claim. Texas...

  • Sep 14
    2020

    TRA Statement on Centers for Disease Control Publication “Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities” Now, more than ever, it is essential that the public...

  • Sep 2
    2020
    September heartland banner

    Minimalism, a movement to rid life of excess in favor of what’s important, is growing in popularity. It’s only natural the trend would extend to business. And it turns out there’s freedom in simplicity. Now, all you need to run your business is:...

  • Aug 31
    2020
    COVID-19 award winners

    On August 20, during Virtual TRA Marketplace, the Texas Restaurant Association acknowledged the efforts of hardworking restaurateurs with the first Texas Restaurant Awards: COVID-19. We congratulate the below winners for their efforts, and thank...

  • Aug 18
    2020

    (AUSTIN, TX) Even when faced with the worst catastrophe the restaurant industry has ever seen, some restaurant owners have gone above and beyond to take care of their businesses, their teams, and their community. On Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m...

  • Aug 13
    2020

    The Texas Conference for Women and Texas Restaurant Association have launched a new initiative to award more than $150,000 in grants to women-owned restaurants across Texas. The Texas Conference for Women – part of the nation’s largest network of...

  • Aug 11
    2020

    (AUSTIN, TX) – Restaurateurs Tracy Vaught, owner of H-Town Restaurant Group in Houston and David Cole, Co-Owner of i Fratelli Pizza based in Irving, will be inducted into the Texas Restaurant Association’s (TRA) Hall of Honor on Sunday, August 16 at...

  • Aug 3
    2020

    Having the right tools to run your business isn’t just a convenience; it makes a difference. For example, owning a Swiss army knife enables you to do lots of things faster and better than a dull butter knife. Now apply that principle to the way you...

  • Jul 9
    2020

    Hosted by the Texas Restaurant Association, the annual convention pivots to a dynamic virtual experience that will extend well beyond the Texas border DALLAS, TX (July 9, 2020) – TRA Marketplace, the Texas Restaurant Association’s annual conference...

  • Jul 6
    2020

    Restaurant dining rooms are starting to reopen after months of closure due to a pandemic, but many guests are hesitant to return. More than 50% of people in a recent Dataessential’s industry survey said they would not be comfortable with on-premise...

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