Every restaurant owner wants his or her business to be as successful as possible. Stereotypes say that people in Texas are stubborn and rarely ask for help. However, a smart business person knows that he or she can’t go it alone. Below are some professional organizations Texas-based restaurant owners should work with to boost their revenue.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
If business owners want to bring in the big bucks, then they should ensure that their business can legally serve alcohol. To do this, a restaurant owner needs to work with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to earn his or her TABC licensing. Business owners will need to learn state alcohol guidelines and pay a fee before they can obtain a Texas liquor license.
Texas Restuarant Association
While there is no legal obligation for business owners to join the Texas Restaurant Association, becoming a member can help to provide invaluable information. When a business owner is a member of the TRA, his or her business may qualify for employees to get free training for certificate programs. Some of the TRA’s most popular certification programs include the food handler certification and the seller-server certification.
There are 23 chapters of the TRA around the state, mostly situated around the larger cities, such as Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. It is best for restaurant owners to join whichever chapter is closest to their business. Most chapters should have more or less of the same resources as any other chapter in the state.
Working with either or both of these two organizations can help to provide resources to any Texas restaurant. By gaining the proper licensing, businesses can grow their profits. The TRA can also help to connect business owners with other programs that may be able to help expand the business even more!