News: Restaurant Operations

  • Dec 3
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    Not knowing or failing to comply with payroll laws can put your business under a magnifying glass, and lead to fines and penalties. In fact, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalizes nearly 1 in 3 businesses for payroll mistakes.  To avoid being...

  • Nov 1
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    Are you one of almost 30 percent of businesses still using payroll technology more than 10 years old? If so, your days of working with paper timesheets, punch cards and physical time clocks should be over. Luckily for today’s entrepreneur, modern...

  • Oct 23

    The holiday season is swiftly approaching and that means that employers often hire additional workers. Both employers and employees get very busy during this hectic time. However, employers need to stay vigilant and remain fully aware of all the...

  • Oct 9

    There's a new law that everyone's talking about that the Texas Restaurant Association helped pass earlier this year (SB 1450). Texas restaurants with mixed beverage permits now have the opportunity to deliver alcohol with food. Leveling the alcohol...

  • Oct 8

    Association Praises DOL on Tip Pooling Rule As you may have heard, the Department of Labor recently issued a final proposed rule regarding tip pooling. The proposed rule announced is a victory for the National Restaurant Association, the Restaurant...

  • Oct 1
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    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 3
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    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 7
    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...

  • Jul 22

    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...

  • Nov 15
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    The Texas Restaurant Association is pleased to announce our newest Preferred Partner, Bright Kitchen Power,  an energy aggregation group purchasing program designed exclusively for Members of the Texas Restaurant Association. Our Members no longer...

  • Oct 22

    The City of Austin issued a boil water notice for all its customers for the first time in its history on Monday, October 22nd, and other Texas cities, especially those hit by hurricane and natural disasters have been through the same. What exactly...

  • Oct 11
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    In this recorded webinar, we reviewed best practices and common mistakes many restaurants make with their web properties and online ordering. Learn about how online ordering works, where the orders come from, and what to be aware of when choosing an...