TRA’S MANAGEMENT TEAM LAUNCHES A THOUSAND-MILE JOURNEY THROUGH TEXAS TO MEET WITH RESTAURANT AND BAR THE OPERATORS AND ELECTED OFFICERS IN THE GRASSROOTS’ CONTINUING EFFORT TO AMPLIFY MEMBERS’ VOICES AND RAISING AWARENESS INDUSTRY CHALLENGES REBUILDING AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
AUSTIN, TX, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About Monday april 4thPresident and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association, Dr. Emilie Williams Knight and Public Affairs Director Kelsey Erickson Streufert will embark on a popular thousand-mile tour of Texas to meet elected officials, members and potential members of the TRA and leaders of allied groups. The trip will include public town halls, private events and listening sessions to raise awareness of the extraordinary contributions Texas restaurants are supporting lives and livelihoods across the state. The tour will also celebrate industry innovation and creativity and foster a better understanding of the challenges local businesses continue to face with inflation, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. work resulting from the pandemic.
The TRA encourages restaurant and bar owners and operators through Texas attend public town hall meetings to engage directly with elected officials, make their voices heard, and learn about the latest data and resources that can help them grow their business. The first leg of the tour will include public events in wacoTyler and corpus Christi. Event details below.
Monday april 4th, 2 p.m.
Town Hall Restaurant with Mayor Dillon Meek
Vitek’s BBQ, 1600 Speight Ave. Waco, TX 76706
Tuesday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.
Town hall restaurant with Texas Senator Bryan Hughes and Representative from Texas Matt Schäfer
Happy’s Fish House, 2202 E 5th St. Tyler, TX 75701
friday april 8, 2 p.m.
Town hall restaurant with Texas Representing Todd Hunter
Del Mar CollegeWindward Campus, Restaurant Management Building,
4101 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78405
These events will be open to the public as noted, and all food and beverage operators are encouraged to come join the conversation and share their real-world experience and first-hand knowledge.
There will also be three private panel discussions for TRA members at Beaumont, Victoriaand Conroe. Details and RSVP links are below.
Wednesday 6 April2 p.m..
Round table of restaurants featuring Texas Senator Robert Nichols
The Tevis Room, 150 Magnolia Street, 2nd Floor, Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, April 7, 3:30 p.m.
Round table of restaurants featuring Texas Representing Geanie Morrison
The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar, 1201 W Stayton Ave., Victoria, TX 77901
Wednesday April 13, 11 a.m.
Round table of restaurants featuring Texas Senator Brandon Creighton and Texas Representing Will Metcalf
The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton Street, Conroe, TX 77301
Media opportunities will also be available throughout the course. And later in the year, additional tour stops will be added to ensure the TRA hears a wide and diverse set of voices before the start of the next Texas legislative session in January 2023.
“TRA members and their employees have been on a rollercoaster ride over the past two years, and yet they continue to fuel our communities and the state’s economy,” said Dr. Emilie Williams Knight, Ed.D., President and CEO of TRA. “It is more important than ever that their voices are heard within our organization and in the halls of government. We are thrilled and grateful to be joined in these discussions by some of our best elected officials. Their participation reflects their great understanding. of our members’ contributions to the spirit and strength of lone star State. Their presence is a wonderful way for them to hear directly from our members, and it’s especially important as local restaurants rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic and face ongoing labor shortages and supply chain disruptions. »
“We are also excited to have the chance to share with TRA members and other restaurants and bars the latest industry data and available resources,” said Kelsey Erickson Streufert, Director of Public Affairs. “Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen restaurants harness the power of innovation and creativity to persevere. With more insights, data, and engagement opportunities than ever before, the future is bright.” for the Texas the food and beverage industry. Our members face specific challenges, but the tools to meet them, and the community to which they belong, have never been stronger. We will meet over there !”
ABOUT TEXAS RESTORATION ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is the voice and indispensable resource for the restaurant industry in Texas. As a leading trade association, the TRA represents the state $70 billion the restaurant industry, which includes approximately 50,000 locations and a workforce of 1.3 million employees. Together with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 85th anniversary. . For more information, please visit www.txrestaurant.org.
SOURCE Texas Restaurant Association