6 reasons why robbers will pick your business

Robbers pick the path of least resistance and for those who fail to implement the elements of robbery prevention, the chances of being robbed rise exponentially.

Fazoli's, Sbarro CEOs to share how their brands went from 'turmoil to turnaround'

Fast Casual Exec Summit attendees will learn from the industry's brightest.

Protect yourself as well as your customers

Companies that offer restaurant liability insurance have begun expanding policies to cover claims related to gluten reactions as well as food poisoning and allergic reactions.

Why my employees won't steal from me: 5 myths

Studies on workplace behavior, criminal investigations on employee fraud, and anecdotal stories have proven that the workplace environment must be controlled to avoid theft.

Redecorating with loss prevention

A good loss prevention program starts with an assessment of the current processes in operation.

Papa John's Obamacare comments create social media firestorm

During Q2 earnings call, CEO claimed Affordable Care Act would cause rise in pizza prices in order to protect shareholders.

Crime prevention – The power of a flower

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design relies on the ability to deter criminal acts.

Report: Working wages remain low in the food industry

Research by the Food Chain Workers' Alliance paints a dismal picture of working wages and conditions throughout the industry's five core segments – farmers, processing facility employees, distribution, grocery store employees and restaurant/foodservice.

Employee hotline – Avoid passing in the no passing zone

Employee Hotlines encourage employees to report incidences when they observe unsafe conditions or inappropriate behavior, and promotes a culture of ethical behavior and honesty.

It's counterfeit! Now what do we do? - Part 3

Training your employees on how to detect counterfeit, and what to do when it occurs is an essential element of loss prevention and cash management plans.

The most important issue facing restaurant owners today: tip reporting

I’ve worked many years for tips. I began my restaurant career when I was 14 (don’t tell the Labor department).

NRA 2012: Cintas

Cintas launched its new floor care program at the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago. The company's floor-care solutions were created around three central themes: protect, maintain and deep clean.

Is it real or counterfeit? Practical tips in detecting counterfeit currency

Recognizing fake bills comes down to training that is easy to comprehend and makes sense, yet doesn't slow down the operation.

Could be deadly, but essential for restaurant operations

If you have CO(2) fill ports or storage tanks in tight enclosed quarters, lower levels, or have older systems or systems that have not been inspected by qualified personnel, have them inspected immediately and install monitoring systems to detect unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide.

Could your restaurant survive a 15% decrease in business?

The question we field more than any other when talking to small merchants is, “Who is making me become PCI compliant?” The answer is too complicated to simply point at one entity and say, “It’s this guy, right here.” In...

Gloves! The Controversy Continues – Part 2

There is a general agreement that hand sanitation is a problem, but how that problem is best addressed is not always clear. The arguments to wear gloves and to not wear gloves are both persuasive.

The Secret Decoder Ring and Loss Prevention

Over the holidays I watched “A Christmas Story” for the gazillionth time. One of the scenes in the movie is Ralphie getting his secret decoder ring to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

But I thought it was being done – Inspecting the expected

We may have too much faith that it cannot happen, or won’t happen or we’re simply naïve. Perhaps we don’t seek, therefore we don’t find.

Wrestling with a million dollar baby - skimming

The restaurant industry is rife with ways to lose profitability. Just when you think you have things buttoned up, a new twist comes along that can threaten your business and you may not even know about it.

Personal safety tips for the holidays

D.B. "Libby" Libhart has more than 30 years of experience in the loss prevention industry.

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