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  • Jul 1
    2015

    On June 30, the Labor Department released a 295-page proposed revision to federal overtime laws that greatly increases the salary level that dictates which employees must be paid overtime. Under the proposed revisions, the threshold would increase...

  • Jun 22
    2015

    Event Sponsors Showcase the Diversity of the Foodservice Industry TRA Marketplace, produced by the Texas Restaurant Association, is the second largest foodservice trade show in the country. It is also one of the few that is still produced by a trade...

  • Jun 9
    2015

    Restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The projected 2015 gain would represent the third consecutive year in which restaurants add at least 500,000...

  • May 26
    2015

    In Texas, we do things a little different. We live BIG. And we put on a restaurant show that's as bold, unique and packed with opportunity as the Lone Star state itself. Welcome to TRA Marketplace, brought to you by the Texas Restaurant Association...

  • May 4
    2015

    As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, Mother's Day will entice nearly half of Americans to dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on May 10. New research from the National Restaurant Association also shows dinner as the most...

  • Apr 16
    2015

    Beginning Oct. 1, businesses including Texas restaurants that do not use credit-card terminals designed to accept EMV chip cards will be liable for counterfeit card fraud losses. That means if a criminal pays with a counterfeit credit-card at a...

  • Apr 14
    2015

    Foodservice 2020: Five Smart Strategies to Get the Future Right Change with the times or the times will change you! Join us Monday, June 29 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for STIR: Summit for Texas Independent Restaurateurs...

  • Apr 7
    2015

    The World Health Organization has designated food safety as the focus of World Health Day 2015.  "Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe" is the theme of World Health Day 2015. The day focuses on demonstrating the importance of food safety...

  • Mar 23
    2015

    Restaurant owners, operators and employees are some of the most motivated, creative and savvy businesspeople in Texas, creating jobs in every community. Small restaurant businesses are the backbone of countless local communities, with a crucial...

  • Mar 10
    2015

    Overtime could be redefined due to new proposed regulations soon to be issued by the Department of Labor.  The new proposed rules will redefine the salary basis requirements for overtime and would make many new employees eligible for overtime pay....

  • Feb 9
    2015

    Each year, the National Restaurant Association honors outstanding restaurants across the nation for their charitable support and dedication to improving their local communities with the Restaurant Neighbor Award, sponsored by American Express. This...

  • Jan 29
    2015

    The restaurant industry in Texas is expected to post 4.8% sales growth in 2015 to reach $44.5 billion according to the National Restaurant Association's (NRA) 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast and trends report. Texas restaurants will employ 1.2...

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