Outdoor Dining Safety Checklist: Are You Ready?

Outdoor dining has always been popular, but the outdoor dining scene saw a dramatic increase in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, New York City’s outdoor dining initiative resulted in more than 12,000 venues, such as bars and restaurants, being set up throughout the city’s streets, sidewalks, and parking lanes. While bills are being […]

4 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Claims in the Food Service Industry

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Slips and falls are one of the greatest risks in the restaurant and food service industry, where hazards are everywhere. Water, ice, grease, and other spills on the floor, combined with the heavy traffic that restaurants experience, can all increase the risk of accidents and slip and fall claims. The National Safety Council estimates that over 25,000 […]

Why Assault and Battery Insurance Is Essential for Bar and Restaurant Owners

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Having a few drinks is often harmless, but it doesn’t take much for those drinks to impact behavior. Among other effects on the body, alcohol decreases the activity in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for rational thinking. This lack of rational thought can create a whole host of problems for a […]

The Outdoor Dining Trend: 4 Things to Consider

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The pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of life, including the way we dine. Take-out and delivery were already popular and established dine-at-home options, but consumers still wanted a dining-out experience. Restauranteurs everywhere have turned to outdoor dining—a trend that is here to stay. The ability to serve diners outside was crucial to keeping restaurants […]

Restaurant Fire Safety


The first step in mitigating restaurant fire risk is understanding how often it occurs and its causes. The National Fire Protection Association keeps detailed statistics on structure fires in eating and drinking establishments. The data goes a long way in informing restaurant operators where to put their attention to prevent the catastrophic losses that can occur from […]

5 Reasons for Internal Restaurant Safety Audits

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Every time a new food safety regulation is implemented, time-consuming procedures and compliances seem to follow. Before you know it, all of the new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Prerequisite Programs (PRPs) are overwhelming. The reality is you cannot wait until the last hour to prepare for an assessment. Remaining compliance is impossible without a […]