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April 8, 2022

TABC and the Texas Restaurant Association Work Together To Promote Safe Alcohol Delivery, To-Go Sales

AUSTIN – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) have announced a new effort to promote TABC’s certification course on alcohol delivery safety. The Texas Responsible Alcohol Delivery Course (TRAD), much like the TABC Seller-Server Certification, shares with delivery drivers and foodservice establishment operators the necessary information to safely conduct alcohol-to-go deliveries.

To facilitate the ease of accessing the TRAD training course and certification, the TRA has added the course to its catalog of training resources available for members across the state. The course is designed for persons who deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers on behalf of a retail business or for a delivery company that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit issued by TABC. 

“TABC appreciates the Texas Restaurant Association’s support to get alcohol delivery drivers educated and trained on the law and safety,” said TABC Executive Director Bentley Nettles. “TABC’s TRAD course not only educates drivers on how to make legal and safe alcohol deliveries, certification can also provide protections to delivery drivers and companies if certain mistakes are made during a delivery. TRAD certification helps protect Texas businesses, their workers, and our communities.”

By working with the TRA — which represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry and a workforce of 1.3 million employees — TABC can reach more alcohol delivery drivers with important public safety information.

“The last two years have been an incredible challenge for restaurant and foodservice operators,” said Dr. Emily Williams Knight, President and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association. “Without alcohol-to-go, many restaurants would not have survived the COVID-19 pandemic. With alcohol-to-go made permanent during the last legislative session, we are proud to partner with TABC to provide our operators and their employees access to proper safety training to continue successfully including alcohol in their delivery orders.”

Click here for more information on the TRA partnership. The course is also available through the TRA and TABC websites.


TABC Media Contact:

Chris Porter

TABC Public Information Officer