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  • Feb 6
    2020

    (FRISCO, TX) – This weekend, 20 schools from the north Texas region will compete in ProStart, an elite culinary and management competition, including the reigning national champions from 2019. (Pictured is the 2020 culinary team from Dr. Gene Burton...

  • Feb 5
    2020

    While most restaurant employees know that service animals are allowed to accompany their owners in the public areas of restaurants, if a customer with no apparent disability enters a restaurant with a service dog, questions and confusion can arise....

  • Feb 3
    2020

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air. But if you’re not in love with your point of sale (POS) because it’s unreliable and hard to deal with, it’s time for a change. Breaking up with your POS doesn’t have to be messy. Look for these...

  • Jan 22
    2020

    Human trafficking has become an urgent concern throughout the country and TRA is taking a stand to fight it. In this TRA News Now, learn how TRA is working with TABC and other state agencies to fight exploitation and share resources. By learning how...

  • Jan 14
    2020
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    Steps to Manage Sexual Harassment at Work The Harvey Weinstein trial has kicked off and many people are talking about how his arrest and the arrests of other celebrities helped spur the #MeToo movement. Employers are seeing an increase in sexual...

  • Jan 10
    2020

    AUSTIN, TX – Today the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) launches a resource center for restaurants to take immediate action against human trafficking in the state. RestaurantsRespond.com/Freedom provides downloadable signage for restaurant...

  • Jan 7
    2020

    Member Tip for the New Year: A new decade is upon us and we are all getting used to changing the dates from 2019 to 2020 on our checks, contracts and other legal and business documents. Most people are used to shortening dates on checks and legal...

  • Jan 7
    2020
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    Tuesday morning, Jan. 7, 2020, 9 a.m., at Dallas County Commissioners Court, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association's 24HourDallas initiative will introduce an anti-human trafficking program. This announcement will take place in tandem with...

  • Jan 3
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association strongly advocated for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax (HIT) in the recently concluded Congressional session. We are proud to report that the HIT tax was finally repealed which will ...

  • Jan 2
    2020
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    January means new opportunities to do new things. If increased business success is at the top of your 2020 bucket list, take these five steps to make that wish come true. They will amp-up business to create a more prosperous New Year. 1. Create a...

  • Dec 18
    2019

    Congress 2019 Tax Agreement Update Yesterday, negotiations concluded between the White House and Congress on the assembly of a limited tax package that will be added to a spending bill. This legislation is expected to pass Congress and be signed...

  • Dec 11
    2019

    The holiday season brings plenty of private parties and events - which means restaurants have to file the correct alcohol catering certification request with the TABC. TRA has been a driving force, working with TABC to pass the "File and Use" rule...

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