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  • Aug 31

    The high winds, torrential rain, and storm surge from Hurricane Ida is damaging many homes and businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and even parts of Texas.  If you are facing property loss and the resulting insurance claims, there are several...

  • Jul 29

    Latest Update: July 29, 2021 The Texas Restaurant Association is committed to providing our members with resources and opportunities to manage the COVID-19 pandemic as best we can. We are your voice and stand together with you in these challenging...

  • Apr 7
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    When “Daniel” shut down due to COVID-19, Chef Daniel Boulud quickly developed creative weekly menus, powered by an online delivery and carryout platform. His pivot shows how some restaurateurs have faced new circumstances with remarkable resilience...

  • Apr 5

    On its own, waste cooking oil from your fryer has no value and needs to be disposed of. But with the help of a reputable used cooking oil recycling service, oil is converted into yellow grease, a valuable component used in the production of...

  • Mar 4

    Time spent managing employee shifts, PTO, overtime, and full-time/part-time status is time away from customers and coaching the crew. And labor hours can be some of the biggest costs in the business, usually accounting for 25%-35% of restaurant...

  • Feb 2

    Like most small businesses, restaurateurs threw their 2020 plans out the window after pandemic shutdowns shuttered locations. But SMBs aren't the only ones who altered their plans. You can add point of sale software providers to the list. Companies...

  • Jan 5

    As you think about the tax year ending, some of the important considerations on your mind might be: Tax returns and W-2 preparation Applicable ACA reporting Missing tax identification numbers Missing employee information Fringe benefits Shorter...

  • Dec 17

      More than 10,000 Texas restaurants have already closed and with business conditions deteriorating 30% percent of Texas operators say it is unlikely their restaurant will still be in business six months from now, if there are no additional relief...

  • Nov 3

    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...

  • Oct 3
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    Restaurateurs, guests may be able to safely eat away from home after months of staying in, but they’ll need to feel safe to make it a regular practice. While your restaurants operate according to state and local COVID-19 guidelines, everyone plays a...

  • Sep 2
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    Minimalism, a movement to rid life of excess in favor of what’s important, is growing in popularity. It’s only natural the trend would extend to business. And it turns out there’s freedom in simplicity. Now, all you need to run your business is:...

  • Aug 3

    Having the right tools to run your business isn’t just a convenience; it makes a difference. For example, owning a Swiss army knife enables you to do lots of things faster and better than a dull butter knife. Now apply that principle to the way you...