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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How to Implement Restaurant Curbside Pickup

Posted on: May 6, 2020 by RMS Hospitality

Across the country, restaurants have had to completely change the way they operate and supply food to their patrons. While the country waits for social distancing rules to be lifted, restaurants are having to improvise by offering curbside and delivery services to customers rather than dine-in options. And while some major chain restaurants and fast […] 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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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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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!