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									                                                        8111 LBJ Freeway
                                                      Suite 775, Lockbox 113
                                                         Dallas, TX 75251
                                                           August 2008

                  GDRA would like to WELCOME our 2008-2009
                          Founders Club Partners:
                                Nationwide Insurance * Sysco
 Admiral Linen, Ben E. Keith Co., Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Direct Energy, Edward Don & Co.,
      Hardie's Fruit & Vegetable, Medical City Heart, Schepps Dairy and US Foodservice.

2008 GDRA Golf Tournament                                     Upcoming Events

 Mark you calendar for Monday, October 6 for the
 GDRA Golf Tournament brought to you by Title                 Mark your calendar!
        Sponsors Nationwide Insurance
  and Sysco. Course of play is Gentle Creek in        Don't miss any of the great upcoming
 Prosper, Texas (www.gentlecreek.com). Cost is      events. For current listing and information,
 $165 per person with several sponsorship levels           please visit www.gdra.org .
      Sponsorship levels will be filled first!           National Restaurant Association
                                                             Public Affairs Conference
  This is one tournament you do not want to miss.                September 23-24
    EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE A PAIR OF                              Grand Hyatt
ADIDAS GOLF SHOES. A representative will be on                   Washington D.C.
site to fit you. Outback Steakhouse will provide the http://www.restaurant.org/paconference/
 post-tournament dinner! For complete registration
                 information, click here.                        SAVE THE DATE
                                                                  October 6, 2008
                                                             GDRA/ Nationwide/ Sysco
                                                                 Golf Tournament
                                                              Gentle Creek Golf Course
                                                                     Prosper, TX

                                                                SAVE THE DATE
                                                                October 21, 2008
Welcoming New GDRA Members!                                    President's Dinner
                                                        "Meeting the Challenge of People,
                                                             Profitability and Politics
                                                          Through Strength in Numbers"
New members that joined in July are:                   Speaker: TRA President Gerard Cace
                                                                  Location TBD
Sharon Van Meter - Milestone Culinary Arts

Maura Gast - Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau                Industry News
Enrique Vieyra - Enrique's Place
Martina Aparicio - Aparicio's Restaurante
Mexicano & Sports Bar
Mike Tettleton - Lone Star Banners & Flags
Christi CdeBaca - Grainger                             The GDRA issued a statement in
                                                       response to the recent closure of
Albert Chernay - Lincoln Financial Innovations              some of Dallas' restaurants. The
Group                                                     media has contacted our office for a
Guy Revelle - Splitsville Bowling, Billards & Dinner     response and we felt it is important to
Lounge                                                    address their inquiries with facts and
Scott Wilkinson - Splitsville Bowling, Billards &          statistical information that shows a
Dinner Lounge                                                 true picture of the North Texs
                                                         restaurant climate. Click here to view
PAC Pointer - Evaluating the Revised                                  the statement.
Franchise Tax
                                                                     Our Sponsors
During the last legislative session, Texas
revised it's franchise tax in order to help    Are you interested in reaching out to
fund public education in the state. The state restaurant owners, general managers
                                                and friends of the industry all over
will be evaluating the impact of the new tax
                                                  North Texas? If so, the GDRA
during the coming months. We would like       eNewsletter is the perfect opportunity
to know what the impact has been to your to do so. For more information, please
business by emailing us at                          contact jgreen@gdra.org .
jgreen@gdra.org. Are you paying more/
less? How did you file? We appreciate all
feedback.                                                 Quick Links
                                                            Register Now for Upcoming Events
KRLD Restaurant Week - Help Support                              Texas Restaurant Assoc.
                                                               National Restaurant Assoc.
the Community and the Future of the
Restaurant Industry

                                 Restaurant Week
                                 and GDRA have                      Special Thanks
                                 partnered for a
                                 special preview
                                 weekend August 8
                                 through August 10.
                                 Three-course meals
                                 will be offered for       GDRA wishes to thank
                                 $40, which also           Royal Cup Coffee for
includes a specialty cocktail made with 10 Cane          providing the GDRA office
Rum. The preview weekend benefits North Texas                   with coffee and tea service.
Food Bank, Lena Pope Home and the Greater
Dallas Restaurant Association's Chefs of
Restaurant Week Scholarship.

For complete information on this year's event as well
as a list of restaurants that will be participating in
Preview, please click here.
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