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  • Mar 21
    2020

    The virus COVID-19 has now affected every corner of Texas, and with it has come great economic strife for all businesses, but none more so than restaurants. This new reality can be jarring. Where before there were dozens of smiling customers, now...

  • Mar 20
    2020

    While COVID-19 is impacting employers across all industries, the pandemic presents unique employment challenges for restaurateurs. During this webinar, attorneys from Jackson Lewis P.C., a nationwide labor and employment law firm and a founding...

  • Mar 20
    2020

    Members-Only Mobile App Now Available to All Restaurants in the State Amidst one of the most unparalleled times in our country, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) has temporarily opened its members-only mobile app for use by any restaurateur or...

  • Mar 19
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association, in seeing so many of our restaurants need for new revenue streams, recognized an opportunity to support restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Texas Restaurant...

  • Mar 19
    2020

    If you’re feeling a little bit like you’ve got whiplash keeping up with the ever-changing guidelines around COVID-19, you’re not alone. Cities and states are updating their guidelines for staying healthy by the day, if not the hour. Texas Restaurant...

  • Mar 17
    2020

    Fears of COVID-19 community spread push Texas Mayors to make difficult decisions Yesterday’s decisions in Dallas and Harris counties to close restaurant dining rooms amid an already significant slowdown in consumer traffic will account for a...

  • Mar 16
    2020

    The House recently and overwhelmingly passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which was supported by the President. Given the unique nature and magnitude of this crisis, as well as the expedited timeframe, there is extremely...

  • Mar 16
    2020

    Through delivery, to-go, and drive-thru, restaurants can continue to operate during the coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of an expected press conference by Governor Greg Abbott and multiple city mayors today, the Texas Restaurant Association is imploring...

  • Mar 13
    2020

    Members, partners, and fans of restaurants – The health and safety of your employees, guests, and community are always a priority, and as we monitor the current public health situation, our prayers go out to those affected by COVID-19. Updates are...

  • Mar 12
    2020

    In a public address, President Trump outlined an emergency economic plan for the country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, including: 1. Instructing the Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to states, specifically small...

  • Mar 12
    2020

    The Texas ProStart State Invitational, scheduled for March 27-28, is the culmination of months of hard work and practice by our talented ProStart student competitors and their teacher mentors and coaches. This scheduled event follows our two...

  • Mar 11
    2020
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    The dram shop law makes it possible for a victim to sue an establishment for over-service of alcohol. But the most significant part of this Texas law is the “safe harbor” provision, which helps establishments that serve alcohol avoid civil...

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