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 […]

4 Benefits of Using Third-Party Delivery Services for Restaurants

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Restaurant delivery is on the rise. People will always enjoy going to a restaurant, but today, more than ever before, the public places orders for delivery.  Third-party delivery is rushing through the restaurant industry. Restaurant business said 21 percent of consumers are increasing carryout orders with delivery orders. Among 18-34-year olds, 30 percent have replaced carryout with delivery. […]

How to Respond When Someone Sues Your Restaurant

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No one expects to get sued, and many business owners don’t have a response plan. The first steps you take after getting served with lawsuit papers are very important. Doing the right thing can ultimately make a difference in the outcome of the lawsuit. Restaurant owners are exposed to many types of lawsuits — there […]