Wage and Hour Lawsuits: A Rapidly Rising Restaurant Risk Exposure

Posted on: January 15, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

One of the hot button issues that have been debated about on stage at recent democratic presidential debates is the topic of the country’s approach to minimum wage. Currently, the federal minimum wage in the United States sits at $7.25/hour, compared to a $15/hour proposal by candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). The one industry in […] Read More

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Burn Injury Liability in Restaurants

Posted on: January 8, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

In 1994, fast food giant McDonald’s found itself at the center of a major lawsuit stemming from something seemingly small: a really hot cup of coffee. The complaint arose from a customer who claimed they were severely burned from the temperature of a cup of coffee served to them at McDonald’s. However, the claimant was […] Read More

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Protecting the Hospitality Industry Against Gas Hazards

Posted on: December 18, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

For restaurants, bars, and cafes, getting a bad Yelp review or unfavorable local social media buzz can cut into the flow of business and the potential for new customers to come in. From undercooked food to rude wait staff to claims related to slips and falls or burnt tongues, no restaurant can afford bad press. […] Read More

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Preparing Restaurants for Snow, Ice, and Other Winter Weather

Posted on: December 11, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

In many parts of the country, snow, heavy rains, sleet, and ice have already made landfall and are only expected to continue through the winter. In places like Colorado, California, Chicago, and Detroit, heavy snowfall is upending some business operations, putting everything from freight deliveries to pizza deliveries behind schedule. But this can be expected […] Read More

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The Importance of Accessibility in Restaurants and the Hospitality Sector

Posted on: December 4, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

For restaurants, creating a great menu and an equally great environment for guests are two of their top priorities. But creating a great environment for all guests, including those with disabilities, should be a basic goal for every restaurant. However, for those with disabilities, whether they’re physical, mental, or otherwise, restaurant accessibility may be lacking […] Read More

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Addressing Staffing Issues in the Hospitality Sector

Posted on: November 13, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

Three are many indicators that point to a strong or surging economy. One of those is when Americans are packing their bags and hitting the road, air, or seas for travel and trips around the country or globe. And while this is great for everything from hotels to restaurants to tourism spots in travel destinations, […] Read More

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Developing a Risk Assessment for Restaurant Clients

Posted on: September 11, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

Restaurant owners and operators spend a great deal of time and resources when it comes to building out their brand and pushing marketing strategies. While it’s important to build a brand and generate awareness so a client base grows, it’s also important to not forget about assessing risks and setting a plan to avoid liabilities. […] Read More

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What Restaurants Should Look For in Their Food Service Workers

Posted on: August 21, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

From managers to cooks to waitstaff to dishwashers, any restaurant of any size needs to flesh out its staff from top to bottom. When a restaurant is still new, owners may find that some of the duties will cross over from one category to another wherein the manager may double as the host, or servers […] Read More

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What Restaurants Can Do to Make Food Delivery Safer

Posted on: August 7, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

Food delivery and takeout are growing at an aggressive pace, especially with the innovation of ride-sharing. Companies like Uber have branched out to offer food delivery service and fast-food restaurants that already offer quick service are now offering up delivery through third-party tech apps, like GrubHub and DoorDash. Now, more restaurants are joining in, opening […] Read More

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How to Prepare for and Prevent Food Allergy-Related Claims

Posted on: April 10, 2019 by RMS Hospitality

Food allergies have always been an issue with diners, but in recent years there has been more of an effort to identify and treat them. The number of people with gluten and other allergies has increased immensely, which has resulted in a sharp rise in food allergy-related restaurant insurance claims. According to a study released […] Read More

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