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  • Dec 2
    2016

    As the landmark 80thTRA Marketplace approaches July 9-10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, an exciting new partnership has been forged with the renowned Nightclub & Bar Show, a division of Questex LLC.  For over 30 years,...

  • Nov 3
    2016

    Drumroll please! TRA Marketplace was recently announced the winner of not one, but TWO separate, national awards – one for fastest-growing show (attendance) within the association industry and also overall. The awards were presented by the Trade...

  • Oct 7
    2016

    The Texas Restaurant Association has launched two new websites, one for the association, www.txrestaurant.org, and one for the TRA Marketplace, TRA’s annual trade show, the largest foodservice show in the Southwest, www.tramarketplace.com. The new...

  • Sep 20
    2016

    EMV or chip card technology, long used in Europe, makes it harder for criminals to produce counterfeit credit and debit cards. EMV chip technology is becoming the global standard for credit card and debit card payments. Chip-enabled cards are...

  • Sep 15
    2016

    In 2010, restaurants gained relief from skyrocketing debit swipe fees through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, thanks in large part to the National Restaurant Association (NRA).  Today, debit swipe fees average between...

  • Sep 7
    2016

    Alcohol beverage providers can be liable for damages in a civil suit if it’s proven that the provider sold or served alcohol and it was apparent to the provide that the person was ‘obviously intoxicated’ to the extent he presented a clear danger to...

  • Sep 6
    2016

    Gone to the Dogs — Making your outdoor restaurant patio ‘pet friendly’ can reap big rewards(Repost from TRA’s Restaurantville Magazine, September Issue)Dogs are man’s best friend, and increasingly, people are living life with their best friend right...

  • Sep 6
    2016

    As a restaurant owner, one of the unique situations that you might come across in day-to-day restaurant operations is catering to those who have service animals. A service animal is defined as an animal that is individually trained to do work or...

  • Sep 6
    2016

    If you are an employer, you might have received a notice (or several) over the past month from the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange.The notices are being issued to employers with employees who applied for Marketplace/Exchange coverage...

  • Jul 18
    2016

      TRA Marketplace, Texas' largest foodservice show, generated over two tons of food over the course of two days, which was distributed to three local charities, via Second Servings® a Houston food rescue non-profit. It was the 79th year for the show...

  • Jul 15
    2016

    The latest craze to hit the U.S. tech market is an application called Pokemon Go! It's a game that requires the user to walk around and visit specific locations across the user's city to 'capture' Pokemon and attempt to collect them, along with...

  • Jul 8
    2016

    Texas' foodservice industry served up a tremendous turnout for the largest event of the year, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace, June 26 and 27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. In May, the show was announced as...

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