Nat'l Restaurant Association adds Facebook app to encourage responsible alcohol service

The National Restaurant Association released the ServSafe Facebook app, Serving It Up with ServSafe, as part of its campaign to promote responsible alcohol service during the holidays. According to a news release, the campaign provides tools and tips that will...

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'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd

The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.

PCI 3.0 – A wake-up call for SAQ C merchants

It is our concern that merchants have not been properly educated about these changes, and it will be a rude awakening when they discover that they are required to implement them.

Five things a pizza operator should know before purchasing insurance

Few insurance companies will insure Non Owned Auto Delivery because of the increased risk from young drivers.

Will CIOs be the final victim after a breach?

Recently, with the need to focus on Big Data, compliance initiatives (such as PCI, HIPPA, or SOX), and data security, the CIO has been elevated in status.

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.

About the PCI Standards Council

The Council’s five founding global payment brands have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS as the technical requirements of each of their data security compliance programs.

Why comply with PCI security standards?

Why should you, as a merchant, comply with the PCI Security Standards? At first glance, especially if you are a smaller organization, it may seem like a lot of effort, and confusing to boot. But not only is compliance becoming...

Charitable collections – Taking Scrooge out of the picture

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

Christmas – Kids and hackers love this time of year

When people think of Christmas, most of them imagine family gatherings and good times. We often forget that from the end of Thanksgiving to the beginning of the year, the U.S.

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Restaurant Association teams up with Heartland for webinar on EMV liability shift

Heartland Payment Systems has partnered with the National Restaurant Association to present a series of restaurant-specific educational webinars. The first webinar will address EMV and the impending liability shift planned for October 2015. Heartland Payment Systems' Mike English, executive director,...

HMSHost deploys WatchGuard firewall system

HMSHost has partnered with WatchGuard Technologies to secure its global networks. The company has deployed hundreds of WatchGuard Unified Threat Management firewall appliances as well as the WatchGuard Dimension security visibility tool to distill network security threats, issues and trends....

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Restaurant group applauds President Obama's payment security executive order

On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at enhancing security measures for federal credit cards. He also urged retailers and banks to do the same in the fight against identity fraud. The order will add microchips and PIN numbers to government credit cards and debit cards beginning in January.

Restaurant Association, UnitedHealthcare partner up for member discounts

The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...

Insureon launches microsite for small foodservice businesses

The educational site is designed to help caterers, food trucks and other operators manage risk exposure.

Former FBI executive assistant director to keynote ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

A former FBI executive assistant director is on tap to demonstrate vulnerabilities in banking and payments at the upcoming event in Washington, D.C.

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...

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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.