News: TRA

  • May 6
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) announced the appointment of Joe Monastero to Chief Strategy and Operations Officer. TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry with more than 50,000 locations and 1.4 million jobs across the...

  • May 4
    2020

    Republic National Distribution Company (RNDC) and its partners (listed below) donated $105,000 to the Texas Restaurant Association’s TX Restaurant Relief Fund, an initiative of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) that was...

  • May 1
    2020

    Please note that this summary is for general information only and should not be considered legal advice. A complete recording of the webinar summarized below can be viewed here and at the bottom of this page. 1. How should employers approach...

  • Apr 29
    2020

    DALLAS, TX—The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), the leading business association for Texas’ $70.6 billion food service industry, has teamed up with Dallas-based digital marketing firm Lux214 Media Group to fund the TX Restaurant Relief Fund...

  • Apr 27
    2020

    AUSTIN, TX (April 27, 2020) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) applauds Governor Abbott for outlining a clear, science-based approach for Texas to accomplish what must be our two priorities – protecting public health and preventing economic...

  • Apr 20
    2020

    Without immediate financial relief, one of the most important industries in Texas may disappear   Download the Infographic AUSTIN, TX (April 20, 2020) – In Texas, the National Restaurant Association estimates that more than 688,000 restaurant...

  • Apr 18
    2020

    The Texas Restaurant Association Applauds Governor Abbott on Commitment to Not Raise Taxes on Businesses to Pay for Unemployment Payment Shortfall COVID-19, and the state and county directives addressing it, have led many businesses, including...

  • Apr 16
    2020

    Today, ExxonMobil gifted the Texas Restaurant Association’s TX Restaurant Relief Fund, an initiative of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF), $100,000 to support Houston-area restaurants, their staff, and facilitate a gift ...

  • Mar 31
    2020

    Generous Texans and Local Restaurants Helping to Feed Youth and Families in Need Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas as the...

  • Mar 27
    2020

    The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)is on track to be signed by President Trump in the coming days. This is a comprehensive document with 850 pages of text that will provide some much needed relief for restaurants...

  • Mar 26
    2020

    Listen in as the Texas Workforce Commission's employment law attorneys answer questions from restaurant owners about how to manage unemployment claims for their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. TWC Mass Claims Unemployment Benefits...

  • Mar 25
    2020

    The impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been swift and staggering, and TRA has been working around the clock to fight for Texas restaurants, and we have some important updates.   On March 19, by executive order, Governor Abbott declared a public...

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