Matthew Sanderson

Matthew Sanderson

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurants

All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy...more

4/3/2014 - Resorts & Restaurants Restaurant Industry

All Press Is Good Press For Texas Restaurants

Some of you may have heard the latest uproar caused by Pizza Patrón. Known for its undaunted ability to generate press from clever, edgy marketing campaigns, Pizza Patrón’s latest endeavor was to name a pizza, La Chingona....more

3/27/2014 - Offensive Language Resorts & Restaurants Restaurant Industry

South By Southwest Deaths Highlight Alcohol Issues For Texas Restaurants

Three people are now confirmed dead in the recent car crash tragedy at South By Southwest. According to an article by Quita Culpepper from KVUE.com, these people were “injured on Thursday, March 13 outside The Mohawk when...more

3/20/2014 - Dram Shop Laws Restaurant Industry Wine & Alcohol

Removing Customers: When Can A Texas Restaurant Ask A Patron To Leave?

Last week, the Washington Times published a very sad article. It reported that a Texas war veteran was kicked out of the River Side Inn Marina, which is a restaurant in Houston. The story stated that the veteran simply had a...more

3/5/2014 - Discrimination Restaurant Industry

Can Texas Restaurant Owners Deduct The Costs Of Repairs From Lease Rental Payments?

Nearly all restaurant tenants face challenges with their lease at some point. Often these challenges come in the form of needed repairs to the property caused by the landlord’s substandard maintenance of the property. The...more

2/20/2014 - Commercial Leases Deductions Repairs Restaurant Industry

Texas Restaurant Update – Acquisitions, Openings And Closings

Following up on our January 15th post on Texas restaurant openings and closings (click here for that story), here is the update for February on the movers and shakers in Texas restaurants. If you’d like your restaurant to be...more

2/13/2014 - Acquisitions Restaurant Industry

FDA Sets Guidelines For “Gluten-free” Foods In Stores And In Restaurants

“Gluten-free” seems to be everywhere. You may not know what “gluten-free” means, but chances are you haven’t missed the growing number of restaurants, grocery stores, and food brands that are offering menu items or food...more

2/4/2014 - FDA Food Labeling Gluten-Free Restaurant Industry

What’s The Best Way To Pass On A Restaurant At Death?

Most restaurant owners want to provide for their families when they die and protect their assets from liability. However, there are issues if the owner just conveys the real estate in a Will. ...more

1/30/2014 - Estate Planning Wills

How To Compensate Key Restaurant Employees

Many, if not all, restaurants have extremely valuable employees, and it is often important to find a way to compensate these employees in such a way as to make sure they stick around long-term. But what is the best way to...more

1/23/2014 - Profit Sharing Restaurant Industry

Texas Restaurants Expand Like Crazy In 2014 (Already)!

It’s only January 15th, and already six major restaurant expansions or acquisitions have occurred in DFW! It’s an exciting time in the restaurant industry. ...more

1/16/2014 - Restaurant Industry

Five Tips On Transitioning A Restaurant

You may have just acquired a restaurant or perhaps you are days away. What are the main things to consider in the transition? This week, we decided to answer this question, to focus on restaurant transitions, what makes them...more

6/21/2013 - Leases Permits Restaurant Industry

Restaurant Prices Are Set To Rise This Year

There is no denying that restaurant prices are set to rise this year....more

6/13/2013

The Top 7 Things To Consider Before Buying A Restaurant

There are so many things to consider when buying a restaurant that we decided to break that list down to just seven issues. If you only look at these issues, you should avoid most of the big hazards when you buy your next...more

5/2/2013 - Commercial Leases Liens Restaurant Industry Wine & Alcohol

What Is Restaurant Intellectual Property?

At TexasRestaurantLaw.com, we have covered “Who Owns Your Restaurant Name?” and “Is Your Restaurant Recipe Safe?” However, we have not previously discussed the many parts of restaurant intellectual property. This post shows...more

4/18/2013 - Inventions Restaurant Industry Trade Secrets Trademarks

How To Deal With Restaurant Partner Disputes

There are many motivations for restaurant creation and investment. However, these different desires can lead to conflict, so how are restaurant operators, owners, and investors supposed to resolve these conflicts? This post...more

3/21/2013 - Conflict Resolution Partnerships Restaurant Industry

Sugar And Horses: How To Deal With Restaurant Supply Issues?

Two recent news stories present the issue of how restaurants should deal with supply issues. The first story is the infamous horse meat scandal that has plagued Burger King in the United Kingdom since January. The second...more

3/14/2013 - Restaurant Industry Suppliers Third-Party Liability

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