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  • Jun 7
    2016

    One of the most exciting aspects of TRA Marketplace is seeing and hearing about the latest super-cool technology, and the role it plays in virtually every aspect of the restaurant industry. TRA Marketplace, taking place June 26-27 in Houston, has an...

  • May 31
    2016

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace was recently announced one of the nation's top 25 fastest-growing shows in attendance by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN), a trade show industry authority. Total TRA Marketplace attendance...

  • May 26
    2016

    Johnny Hernandez is a nationally-renowned chef based in San Antonio, driven by his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. From growing up in his father's restaurant, to attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York and working as a chef...

  • May 18
    2016

    In 2014, IBM debuted their cyber kitchen ninja 'Chef Watson' at SXSWi in Austin “ wowing foodies and chefs alike with its ability to generate literally quintillions of recipes with thousands of ingredients. It was a culmination of a partnership with...

  • May 5
    2016

    According to Kendra Shier, Vice President of Operations for Bread Winners Cafes in Dallas, there is a new buzzword flying around marketing circles these days, what she calls 'markerations'. It describes the trend of marketing and operations...

  • Apr 21
    2016

    A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, the Hall of Honor recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the Texas restaurant industry, the association, and their communities. Over the past 35 years, over 125...

  • Mar 29
    2016

    Thousands of foodservice professionals who attend the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace each year know that it is the place to do business, make connections, be inspired and learn. The importance and value of the event is reinforced by TRA...

  • Feb 17
    2016

    Once again Texas is among the nation's leaders in restaurant sales and employment. According to the National Restaurant Association's 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast, sales in Lone Star state are projected to reach $52.4 billion and 1.3 million...

  • Oct 27
    2015

    Despite the Texas Restaurant Association's strong objection, the Texas Department of State Health Services included a statewide food handler certification requirement in the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) which became effective October 11...

  • Sep 16
    2015

    Get out there and celebrate! And to enrich your mission, here are 10 guac-related facts courtesy of The National Restaurant Association Show: 1) Grammy winner Jason Mraz has an avocado farm on the side that supplies local Chipotle restaurants 2)...

  • Aug 19
    2015

    In a 2015 dining trends survey by Zagat, the number two complaint by patrons, after service issues, is excessive ambient noise. We have all had the experience of speaking louder to be heard by dining companions who are often sitting right next to us...

  • Jul 23
    2015

    The new slate of Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) leaders, led by Jerry Walker, J & J Subway Holdings Inc., Dallas, took office at the annual meeting held at the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, June 28 in Dallas, Texas. These...

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