Starting a Restaurant Delivery Service?

If you are thinking about starting a restaurant delivery service to diversify your restaurant operations, there are important controls that should be implemented. According to the National Safety Council, in 2018 alone, there were 4.5 million medically-consulted driver injuries that cost $445.6 billion in the United States. Transportation incidents were the fourth leading cause of injuries to workers, so it is clear that steps must be taken to lower your risk and put your employees on the road safely.

Read, ‘24 Tips for Delivery Driver Safety’ for more information on how to operate your restaurant delivery service safely and successfully.

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Eye Safety Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Unseen Hazards

According to Prevent Blindness, ‘more than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. About 1 in 10 injuries require one or more missed workdays to recover from eye injuries. Of the total amount of work-related injuries, 10-20% will cause temporary or permanent vision loss.’ These numbers mean between 200 and 400 people are losing their vision every day. The results of eye injuries cost millions of dollars annually due to medical costs, lost productivity, and workers compensation. Not to mention the permanent, long-lasting effects that could alter a person’s life forever. Something as simple as a $10 pair of safety glasses could prevent this from becoming an employee’s reality. Below we outline valuable eye safety tips you can employ in your business right away.

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6 Tips for Preparing Your Business for Spring Storms

Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t be prepared for what Mother Nature blows your way. From cold snaps to severe thunderstorms and downed power lines, below we detail 6 tips for preparing your business for spring storms.

Read more business tips, ‘4 Tips for Avoiding Costly Storm Damage Insurance Claims.’

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2020 Restaurant Technology Trends You Should Know About

The year is 2020 and technology continues to permeate every facet of our lives. The restaurant world is no exception to this rule. It’s no secret that technological advancements have raised the bar in terms of customer expectations. From online delivery platforms to fully automated restaurant technology, automation will continue to revolutionize the restaurant industry. It’s important to stay on top of emerging tech and trends, so we put together an easy guide with the top restaurant technology trends you should know about this year!

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How to Develop a Sexual Harassment Policy for 2020

A new year is the perfect time to develop new restaurant and bar policies and take a harder look at existing ones. Are your existing standard operating procedures producing maximum efficiency? Has a recent state law change made sexual harassment training mandatory, but you don’t know where to begin? Look no further! We have gathered a list of items to include in your 2020 sexual harassment policy including state resources and where to sign-up for online sexual harassment training. But first, let’s delve into what is legally considered sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Sushi Crunch Fires Setting Restaurants Ablaze

What is a Sushi Crunch Fire?

Deep-fried tempura flakes are a key ingredient sprinkled on sushi rolls for crunch. Known as agedama or tenkasu, Japanese for “tempura dregs,” they have been linked to a series of restaurant fires in multiple states.

Kara Nelson, a fire investigator in Madison, Wisconsin, worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to pinpoint the cause of the blazes which were caused by spontaneous combustion.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Costly Storm Damage Insurance Claims

During the winter months, the chances for damaging winds and inclement weather go up. In some cases, routine maintenance and preparations can prevent the need for costly damage and time consuming storm damage insurance claims. Then, spring and summer bring their own risk of severe storms. There are preventive measures you can take year-round to help minimize the risk of damage to your business or property when severe weather hits.

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Liquor Liability Laws: Do I Need Liquor Liability Insurance?

It is highly advisable to purchase liquor liability insurance if you operate a business that sells alcohol. Liquor liability insurance provides protection from litigation involving alcohol incidents. Laws regarding the selling and consumption of alcohol are not established by the federal government, so it is best to check to see if your state has liquor liability laws. Local authorities establish and enforce these laws which means the specific guidelines as to who can sell, purchase, and consume alcohol and under what conditions – as well as the punishments for violation – vary widely across jurisdictions. Although all fifty states have a minimum drinking age of 21 and maximum limit for blood alcohol content allowable to operate a vehicle, that’s where the similarities end and differences begin. Mismanagement of the commercial sale of alcohol at your bar could threaten the success of your business due to increased liability exposure, both criminal and civil.

Interested in learning more tips to keep you bar safe? Read, ‘Overlooked Bar Safety Tips Your Tavern Can’t Miss.

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