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A road map to opening a new restaurant

Bruno DiFabio says negotiating the lease while keeping a low profile is an important step when opening a concept.

Charitable collections – Taking Scrooge out of the picture

Make sure your cash collection container is equipped with a lock with a controlled key.

How to protect your restaurant from a fire

Poorly cleaned hoods and ducts account for 21 percent of all restaurant fires.

Food Safety Forensics: New C.S.I. category

Now, blame for food litigation is at the executive level, and criminal charges are common.

Last minute prep for the Oct. 1 Obamacare deadline

The Health Insurance Exchange opens soon with an employee notification requirement for all restaurant operators.

Restaurant health inspection scores pushed into spotlight

While restaurant operators continue to maintain food safety practices, health inspection records are finding their way onto very public domains.

When an obvious security issue wasn’t – but was indeed

Do you know the warning signs of gang presence, to avoid their infiltration into your operation?

The anti-Robin Hood approach to inventory control

If you are confronted with peculiar and unexplained issues with cash management or inventory control, look beyond the 'usual suspects.'

Restaurant industry applauds delay of Obamacare employer mandate

Businesses with 50-plus employees now have an extra year to comply with coverage.

The Hokey-Pokey approach to security and safety

When business priorities require our attention, the security and safety priorities may slide down the list when they are not ingrained into the culture as core values.

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NEWS


Panasonic unveils next-gen surveillance camera platform

Panasonic has announced the availability of its new 3 Series camera platform. Built on the same UniPhier LSI platform as its flagship 6 Series camera line, 3 Series cameras provide high-definition capabilities with an objective of keeping customers and employees...

Health insurance exchange launches for DC-area restaurants

Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.

XL Group, ProHost USA partner to offer insurance program to restaurants

XL Group and insurance program administrator ProHost USA have signed a new underwriting agreement to provide a packaged insurance solution specifically designed for the restaurant industry. "An understanding of the restaurant industry and the risks that these businesses face has...

Restaurant association partners with eHealth for insurance enrollment

The National Restaurant Association today announced it is partnering with eHealth Inc. to offer tools and resources to industry employees looking to find health insurance coverage. According to a news release, through this new partnership, NRA members will have access to a co-branded eHealth health insurance shopping experience.

Obama administration extends health care compliance deadline for businesses

The Obama administration announced Monday that the deadline for mid-sized companies to comply with Obamacare regulations has been extended to 2016. CNN reported that the extension applies to companies with 50 to 99 full-time employees. They will now have another...

Survey of small businesses shows continued concern over Obamacare costs

Small business owners are worried about the impact the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will have on their business operations, according to a recent survey by Merchant Cash and Capital, a financing company for small businesses. According to the survey...

E-FLEX coalition files comments with IRS

Backed by the National Restaurant Association, the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition has filed comments with the Internal Revenue Service about the agency's recent proposed regulation on reporting requirements for employers offering health plans. E-FLEX is coalition of...

SSP America expands DTT surveillance partnership

DTT has announced an expanded partnership with SSP America's North American division. The relationship began in late 2011, and has continued to grow, with DTT installing its 100th SSP location last month. As a provider of loss-prevention solutions with hardware...

Panasonic launches new video surveillance, security solutions

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, will showcase its latest video surveillance technologies and solutions at ASIS International this week in Chicago. New offerings on display at the show include Panasonic's...

Franchise Association releases new Obamacare guide

The International Franchise Association has released an informational pamphlet to help employers educate their workers on their obligations and options with the Affordable Care Act ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. On Oct.

Chuck E. Cheese's names Brinker veteran as safety manager

Chuck E. Cheese's has retained Tim Ferrell as its new national safety manager.

Domino's Pizza found negligent in fatal delivery accident

A Beaumont, Texas, jury has determined the negligence of Dominos Pizza resulted in a deadly car accident caused by a pizza delivery driver in August 2012. Consequently, $32 million will be awarded to the family of Ruth Christopher, who was...

Restaurant loss-prevention event experiences double-digit attendance growth

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (formerly NFSSC), recently completed its 34th Annual Conference, at the M Resort, Aug. 4-7, in Las Vegas. More than 300 LP professionals participated in the meeting, marking a nearly 30 percent increase from the year prior.

Restaurant industry supports redefinition of full-time employee under Obamacare

On Friday, the National Restaurant Association applauded Congressman Dan Lipinski's (D-Ill.) efforts to change the 2010 Affordable Care Act law's definition of "full-time" to 40 hours per week. The legislation, known as the "Forty Hours is Full-time Act," would change...

5 risk management tips for the food industry

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services LLC, a California-based insurance agency, has provided five risk management tips for the foodservice industry. Coverage for supply chain risk. Supply delivery can be interrupted by many factors, including adverse weather, infrastructure issues, price increases or damage to a supplier location.

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Protecting your business and employees from crime, accidents, natural disasters and other dangers is an important consideration for every restaurant operator. Here you'll learn best practices for effective risk management and restaurant insurance.