3 Real Life Assault Scenarios for Bars to Prevent

Posted on: November 4, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

For any bar or nightclub that serves alcohol, a potential altercation, such as a fight, shouting match, or sexual assault, is always on the minds of owners and managerial staff, and rightfully so. According to a $1 million study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a mixture of dark and dirty bars and heavy […] Read More

Posted in: Assault & Battery Insurance

Sourcing Locally: Making a Case for Restaurants

Posted on: October 28, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

More restaurants are turning to their local neighborhood food suppliers and local farming systems for fresh, flavorful foods. Local foods are finding their way to all kinds of different types of restaurants, from fine dining to casual corner cafes. But does sourcing locally cost too much? Is it hard to come by? Will loyal diners react […] Read More

Posted in: Restaurant Insurance

Steps for Converting a Business into a Franchise

Posted on: October 21, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

From drawing up a disclosure document to figuring out what decorations will go up inside a store, turning a business into a franchise is all about the details. The payoff can be lucrative, as franchising is one of the best ways to spread a brand and grow a business quickly. According to the U.S. Census […] Read More

Posted in: Franchise Select

Utilizing Digital Marketing Tips to Boost Franchises

Posted on: October 7, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Many challenges come with owning and operating a franchise restaurant. From generating quality leads to allocating a budget to invest in new ideas and finding time to get everything done, restaurant franchising success depends on various factors. For clients in the industry who have been feeling overwhelmed, especially in a COVID-affected world, there are some steps […] Read More

Posted in: Franchise Select

Preventing Alcohol-Related Incidents in Restaurants

Posted on: September 30, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

After COVID-19 spread throughout the U.S., restaurants and bars went into full-on panic mode as local mandates closed their doors to prevent further contamination. In response, these establishments began alcohol service to-go or through delivery, opening up a new revenue-generating avenue for bars and restaurants and helping them stay afloat. But even as the top food […] Read More

Posted in: Liquor Liability

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

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