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  • Oct 2
    2019
    restaurant owner and chef happy about saving money

    Austin, TX (Wednesday, October 2, 2019) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), the largest hospitality and foodservice advocate in the state, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Dining Alliance and the Buyer’s Edge Platform....

  • Oct 1
    2019
    Heartland Banner Image for October

    About $1 billion in tax credits are claimed each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Sadly, many restaurants and lodging businesses are unaware of the program or simply don’t take advantage of it. WOTC was founded in 1996 by...

  • Sep 30
    2019
    Texas Mutual Logo

    TRAEF partners with Texas Mutual to support new industry workforce programs in Texas. Austin, TX (Monday, September 30, 2019) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), the largest hospitality and foodservice advocate in the state, is pleased to...

  • Sep 16
    2019

    Out of the hundreds of bills TRA tracked this past legislative session, there were a handful of legislative priorities. Four of the main bills on which TRA worked to secure passage, including alcohol delivery, have been signed into law by the...

  • Sep 5
    2019

    Thanks to a new law that the Texas Restaurant Association helped pass earlier this year (SB 1450), Texas restaurants with mixed beverage permits will now have the opportunity to deliver alcohol with food. Leveling the alcohol delivery playing field...

  • Sep 3
    2019
    Heartland Banner Image for Email Marketing

    It takes more than great food to get customers into your restaurant. It also takes a healthy serving of email marketing. Email marketing is the most effective way to incentivize your best customers to spend more money with you, win back diners who...

  • Aug 28
    2019

    Out of the hundreds of bills TRA closely tracked, there were a handful of key legislative priorities. Four of the five main bills on which TRA worked to secure passage have been signed into law by the Governor, and two of these wins, alcohol...

  • Aug 28
    2019
    anna tauzin

    AUSTIN, TX (August 28, 2019) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) today announced the promotion of Anna Tauzin to Chief Revenue and Innovation Officer, effective immediately. TRA represents the state’s $66 billion restaurant industry with more...

  • Aug 26
    2019

    The Texas Restaurant Association (“TRA”) has announced that the exclusive TRA Online Buyers’ Guide (the “Guide”) — the premier resource of relevant products and services for restaurant professionals — is now available at the TRA website at www....

  • Aug 19
    2019
    Emily Williams Knight Headshot

    A proven leader who drives business success by investing in people and culture is taking the reins at the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA). Dr. Knight succeeds Richie Jackson, who is retiring after 47 years with the Association, 34 of those as CEO...

  • Aug 14
    2019

    Ten restaurants and counting are donating funds to assist El Paso residents affected by the recent, tragic mass shooting that killed 31 people on August 3rd. Eldorado Cafe, Bill Miller BBQ, Rudy's BBQ, Pelican's, Border City Ale House, Thirty 5ive...

  • Aug 7
    2019
    Beer flight at restaurant

    If you’ve been considering adding craft beer to your restaurant’s menu, the time is now. Nationwide, there’s never been more breweries. Never. In 2015, we surpassed the old record, which was set in 1873 at 4,131. As of 2018, the number of breweries...

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