• Mar 10

    Overtime could be redefined due to new proposed regulations soon to be issued by the Department of Labor.  The new proposed rules will redefine the salary basis requirements for overtime and would make many new employees eligible for overtime pay....

  • Mar 5
    Larry Forehand

    TRA saved Mexican Restaurants Inc. (MRI) over a quarter of a million dollars in liqour taxes in 2014 due to the mixed beverage tax restructuring legislation that was passed. Our restaurants don't have a high volume of liquor sales compared to some...

  • Mar 3

    Texas FoodGuard is an online certification program that offers comprehensive and efficient food safety training to Texas restaurant managers. Developed specifically by the Texas Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association for the...

  • Feb 24

    Texas ProStart teams traveled to the Houston area from as far as Amarillo to compete for glory at the second regional Texas ProStart Invitational competition on February 20 & 21. Parents, bffs, grandparents, instructors, siblings and fellow...

  • Feb 23

    Nafees Alam, CEO, DRG Concepts (Dallas, Texas) is one of three winners of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) 2015 Faces of Diversity American Dream award. The winners will be honored at a gala on April 14, 2015,...

  • Feb 19

    As a high school student I didn't really know what Texas ProStart was! All I knew was that it was a cooking class. Most people join the Texas ProStart program because they think it's a blow off class or they want to eat. I still remember when I was...

  • Feb 18
    Eleanor Moore

    I've been in the restaurant business my entire adult life, from waitress, hostess to short order cook. In 1980 I took my first office job for a restaurant that lasted 33 years. Taking on any new responsibilities offered, I learned. Only this...

  • Feb 11

    The Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is here. Are you ready? Here are seven things you need to know: 1. The employer mandate is now in effect. Many employers now face potential penalties if they don't offer health plans to "substantially all"...

  • Feb 9

    Each year, the National Restaurant Association honors outstanding restaurants across the nation for their charitable support and dedication to improving their local communities with the Restaurant Neighbor Award, sponsored by American Express. This...

  • Jan 29

    The restaurant industry in Texas is expected to post 4.8% sales growth in 2015 to reach $44.5 billion according to the National Restaurant Association's (NRA) 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast and trends report. Texas restaurants will employ 1.2...

  • Jan 28

    Upwards to 600 came from far and wide for the first regional competition of the 2015 Texas ProStart Invitational. More than 200 high school students, nearly 100 judges, 50 volunteers, more than 200 spectators and three local news crews were on hand...

  • Jan 22

    Taking culinary arts has opened many opportunities for my future. There are a lot of benefits to knowing how to prepare food. Not only will the knowledge that I have learned in this Texas ProStart class benefit my health, but it will also help me...