The Dos & Don’ts of Restaurant Operations During COVID-19

Posted on: May 20, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Cleaning a restaurant, serving customers, getting the food out on time, and everything else that comes with a restaurant’s expectations have seen ample changes with the spread of COVID-19. Practically every part of eating out and ordering in has changed, and rightfully so. But restaurants need to reassure their diners that they are safe to […] Read More

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Composting at Restaurants: Reducing Waste

Posted on: April 29, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

For restaurant clients looking to cut down on food waste and related costs, the subject of composting should be broached. One of the biggest expenses every restaurant faces is proper waste removal. In fact, in a commercial kitchen, it’s estimated that as much as 70 percent of all waste is made up of organic material, […] Read More

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Going Green: How Restaurants Can Start

Posted on: April 15, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

When some people go out to eat at a restaurant, they might not clean their plate. They have a choice of taking their leftover food home for late-night munching, or just throwing it away. And while that little bit of food on the plate may not seem like much, it represents $162 billion worth of […] Read More

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How Restaurants Should Handle a Recall

Posted on: February 13, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

For restaurants, having a recall set in motion can be one of the most–if not the most–devastating things that can happen to it. No matter the size of the restaurant or brand name status, a recall can completely sink consumer confidence and open the door to plenty of financial, legal, and reputational risks. Last year, […] Read More

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Wage Theft Lawsuits in the Restaurant Industry

Posted on: February 5, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Wage theft has always been an issue in the service industry as restaurant workers lose millions each year because of this issue. On a greater scale, the Economic Policy Institute estimates that $15 billion is lost just to minimum wage violations each year in all sectors combined. From tip skimming to underpayment to illegal deductions, […] Read More

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Restaurant Accessibility: Don’t Forget About the Gift Cards

Posted on: January 22, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Restaurant gift cards have been rising in popularity among holiday shoppers over the years and it doesn’t seem to be trending down at any point. And while some people are opting for digital gift cards where recipients can use that value online, especially for mobile food ordering, using the cards at a restaurant is still […] Read More

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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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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!