Determining Whether it’s Time to Franchise a Business

Posted on: September 16, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Franchising may be the next big step for clients in the restaurant industry and represents an opportunity for them to grow their brand. So, how do they know when it’s the best time to franchise? Additionally, how do they know when their business can franchise? To answer these questions, they must evaluate whether or not […] Read More

Posted in: Franchise Select

Top Risks Facing Franchises

Posted on: September 2, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Between favorable real estate, strong performances in the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 outbreak, and low interest rates, Franchise sales are expected to hit record highs in 2021. But while this may sound like good news for someone wanting to branch out into franchising or expand their already-successful business, there are still risks to consider […] Read More

Posted in: Franchise Select

Safety Considerations for Nightclub Reopening

Posted on: August 26, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Operating a nightclub presents several rewarding business benefits, but it also poses various risks, especially in today’s pandemic climate. Nightclub reopening strategies need to contend with their customers and employees’ safety while avoiding liabilities, crimes, potentially dangerous situations, and COVID-19 infections. While some states and local jurisdictions are slowly allowing nightclubs to reopen, including NY […] Read More

Posted in: Nightclub Insurance

Dining Al Fresco: Summer Serving Tips

Posted on: August 19, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

One of the first changes made to our daily lives following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States was the closure of in-house dining at restaurants. Favorite neighborhood food spots from San Francisco to Kansas City began offering curbside and delivery options instead of dine-in to stay busy and diners said goodbye to their […] Read More

Posted in: Restaurant Insurance

Preventing Wage and Hour Disputes in the Hospitality Industry

Posted on: August 5, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Every day, approximately 30 hotels, restaurants, and bars throughout the United States are hit with a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) accusation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s wage and hour division. From not being paid overtime to not being paid at all in some circumstances, hospitality workers bring enough wage and hour disputes to […] Read More

Posted in: Hospitality Insurance

How COVID-19 Will Reshape Restaurant Industry

Posted on: July 29, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Nearly five months after COVID-19 landed in the United States, many industries are still having to operate around the virus. One of those is the restaurant industry, which has seen major disruption in day-to-day operations. Full-scale restaurants once busy with dinner rushes can only operate at half-scale or depend more on features like delivery or […] Read More

Posted in: Restaurant Insurance

Surviving COVID-19: A Guide for Bars

Posted on: July 22, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

The spread of COVID-19 has completely upended the way we live, work, and socialize. From going to work and traveling to dinner parties and how we get our entertainment, the spread of the coronavirus has presented new challenges for everyone. In particular, the hospitality industry has suffered significant hits as states across the country have […] Read More

Posted in: Sports Bar Insurance

Considerations for Restaurant Delivery Service

Posted on: July 8, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Restaurant delivery isn’t a new concept. For decades, people have been phoning their favorite greasy spoon spot for delivery, letting them stay home and gather up the family while their food is prepared and sent to them. No hassle, no problems. But with the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, dine-in options have been […] Read More

Posted in: Restaurant Insurance

5 Things to Know About Liquor Liability Insurance

Posted on: June 24, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

In the wake of COVID-19, bars and restaurants are grappling with a new normal; a new normal that consists of potential legal matters related to customers or employees who may contract the virus while at their establishment. And while the legalese around the coronavirus and its role in the industry is still up in the […] Read More

Posted in: Liquor Liability

Disinfecting Guidance for Reopening Restaurants

Posted on: June 18, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

While to-go and delivery ordering temporarily replaced dine-in options for customers, helping to keep food and drink establishments open, eating in is back in business. And as states across the country begin to reopen their economies in phases, it’s important for restaurants to follow certain disinfecting guidelines to ensure the safety of their diners. The […] Read More

Posted in: Restaurant Insurance

COVID-19 Update:

At RMS and associated firms, business continues as usual. Our staff is remote-capable and available to handle all partners, brokers, and insureds at the present time. Contact us today!