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  • Jul 22
    2019

    Personalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. Everyone wants to feel like what they’re getting was made for them. Enter data-driven marketing. Data-driven marketing uses the information gathered from customer sales to personalize future...

  • Jul 8
    2019

    Paid sick leave city ordinances and paid sick leave preemption on the state level have been front and center in the news. Three cities, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas have passed local paid sick leave ordinances within the last year, with the San...

  • Jul 1
    2019
    Emily Knight and BJ Salter

    John Marshall High School Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Becky J. Salter is the latest recipient of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (TRAEF) Educator Excellence Award. Salter has 14 years of experience in family consumer...

  • Jun 25
    2019

    In this recorded webinar, join TRA general counsel Kenneth Besserman and advocacy manager Rebecca Robinson in an informative, insightful, in-depth look at the 86th Legislative Session. Go behind-the-scenes with detailed bill analyses, an outline of...

  • Jun 25
    2019

    2nd Largest foodservice show in the US unites Texas restaurants – highlights education & technology (Austin, TX) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace, the state’s largest restaurant industry event proudly returns to Houston on...

  • Jun 25
    2019

    (Austin, TX) – Restaurateurs Estella Martinez, owner of Matt's El Rancho in Dallas and Austin, Roger Lumley, owner of Papacita's of Tyler, and Mike Shine, owner of Frank's Americana Revival in Houston, will be inducted into the Texas Restaurant...

  • Jun 25
    2019

    Today is a special day for our industry – Bourdain Day. Anthony Bourdain, the chef whose writing brought to life the chaos and grime, but also the pride and beauty, of restaurants, passed away just over a year ago. Tragically, he became one of too...

  • Jun 14
    2019

    Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, the second largest foodservice show in the country unveils July 14 and 15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Part trade show, part conference, all things restaurant - TRA Marketplace hosts...

  • May 31
    2019
    Texas Capitol Dome

    That’s a Wrap: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session by Kenneth Besserman & Rebecca Robinson In what is already been characterized as one of the most cordial sessions in Texas legislative history, there was no name-calling, partisan shouting matches,...

  • May 29
    2019

    At the close of 86th Texas Legislative Session on Memorial Day, more than 7,300 bills were filed, but less than a quarter of those (realistically more like 10-15%) will ultimately receive the Governor’s signature. TRA had a great session, with...

  • May 24
    2019

    Labor Law Preemption Update The 86th Legislative Session ends on Monday, May 27. While there were some important issues debated and legislated - from school finance to property tax reform to Hurricane Harvey relief, one of the most important...

  • May 9
    2019
    Emily Williams Knight

    (Austin, TX) – A proven leader who drives business success by investing in people and culture is taking the reins at the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA). Today the TRA has announced the appointment of Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D. as their new...

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