Category Archives: Restaurants & Bars

7 Steps for Practicing Commercial Fryer Safety

This entry is part of 18 in the series Safe With Society

Using a deep fryer in a commercial kitchen can be a dangerous and daunting task. Fried food is popular in the U.S. and it’s no secret that the deep fryer is a cornerstone of most restaurant kitchens in America. Commercial fryers typically hold around six gallons of piping hot oil at a temperature of 375 degrees, making it immensely important to handle with care.

Whether you are churning out french fries to accompany a burger or fancy crab cakes, it’s important to train and empower employees to operate this dangerous piece of equipment safely.

Read, ‘Fire Prevention Maintenance for Deep Fryers

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5 Ideas for Keeping Your Restaurant Bustling This Winter

Winter is a tough season. It’s no secret that the colder months bring a fresh set of challenges for bars and restaurants. In an effort to continue to serve up good eats, no matter the weather, restaurants may want to seriously consider allocating resources towards digital efforts. Here are 5 tips to keep your restaurant bustling this winter:

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Safeguarding Your Outdoor Dining Area

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

People enjoy spending time outdoors to lower stress and boost their mood. The same can be said for dining – you may attract more customers to your restaurant with outdoor seating. Serving customers in an outdoor space may be appealing, but it’s not as simple as just taking a few tables and chairs outside the main building. Below are a few tips to make sure that you’re providing the best experience possible to your patrons. Before taking any action, it is recommended to consult with all local authorities, your attorney, and your insurance agent.

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2021 Restaurant Technology Trends & Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Being a business owner, it’s important that you stay on the cutting edge of new technologies to increase efficiency, drive business and gain an edge over your competition. Between the ubiquity of third-party delivery apps, curbside pickup and takeout orders, convenience has been the name of the game in the restaurant space. Here we take a look at some 2021 restaurant technology trends you may want to consider implementing this year.

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How to Reduce Fraud in Your Restaurant

The “2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud & Abuse from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) found that the typical organization loses an estimated five percent of its annual revenues to occupational fraud. In that same study, the ACFE found that the median loss caused by occupational fraud was $130,000. This is a loss no restaurant or bar can afford.

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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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23 Social Media Ideas for Restaurants

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You have business accounts for your restaurant on all of them, but how do you keep up with posting fresh content on a consistent basis?  

At Society Insurance, I have been responsible for coming up with generating new ideas for our social media channels every day for the past three years, so I know firsthand how challenging it can sometimes be to come up with new ideas. To help you out, I’ve put together a list of 23 social media ideas for you to use in the new year. 

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The Risks of Serving Flaming Alcohol (It’s a Bad Idea)

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Fire Prevention

Some bars and restaurants are eager to ignite an exciting atmosphere by mixing liquor with fire. Whether it’s setting shots ablaze or pouring flaming liquor cascades, each method has one thing in common: severe risk.

While there are liquor liability concerns and challenges just with serving alcohol alone, flaming drinks introduce a greater degree of dangers: (more…)

Insurance Case Study: Recovering from Property Damage & Employee Injury

Society’s insurance case studies are real-life stories, explaining complex business situations from start to finish. These stories detail how business owners and insurance companies work together to overcome unique and unexpected challenges.

In this case study, an accident caused by a customer resulted in serious employee injuries and significant property damage.
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Ordinance or Law Insurance Coverage

Standard property insurance provides coverage for returning a building to the condition it was in prior to a covered loss. What is not covered is the increased cost due to the enforcement of ordinances or laws regulating construction and repair of damaged buildings. Ordinance or law coverage was developed to fill this gap. (more…)