A settlement stemming from a lack of gluten-free foods at a Massachusetts university sets a precedent that requires public establishments, such as restaurants, to accommodate the dietary restrictions of those with severe food allergies.
A form of entertainment in many restaurants, flaming beverages liven up the patron experience and is often treated as a bit of a performance in some establishments where food and drinks are cooked and served for all to see.
With a wave of millennial’s entering the workforce, companies have evolved to create a “new workplace” that attracts that demographic of talent. Common perks of the “new workplace” include modern decor, free snacks, unlimited vacation and beer on tap. While great for your employer brand, the reality of these new perks is increased liability risk to your business.
A recent research study by IBM Security estimates that the average cost of a data breach is $4.7 million. Each stolen record will cost a company $141, and the average size of data breaches according to a 2017 study, is 24,000 records. If you multiply $141 x 24,000 records you have incurred $33,840 worth of notification and recouping costs for your restaurant.
As an owner, you work long hours at your restaurant. A jack of all trades, you are cooking meals, calculating payroll, and taking payments on any given day. You’ve done these jobs so much that you can practically do them in your sleep. But did you know that the simple things can leave you liable for putting your patron’s data at risk?
Health inspectors are a necessary evil in any restaurant business. No owner enjoys the scrutiny or power of a third party deciding whether you are ‘up to snuff.’ Many restaurant owners spend months preparing for the moment. They are said to come like thieves in the night for they give no warning of their arrival.
As start-ups can be akin to new, innovative business ideas, pop-ups can be attributed to creative chefs eager to make their dreams become reality. What is the link between start-ups and pop-ups? They’re test environments.
You and your family patronize a neighboring restaurant. The evening starts out nice and quiet but then grows increasingly noisy as more come and go. Between the cooks, wait staff thronging from table to table, and the competing conversations, you realize that the nice night out with your family has been hijacked by excessive noise. You grow disgruntled and swear to yourself that nothing like that ever happens inside your own restaurant. But does your assertion ring true?
Are your trash cans and dumpsters home to more than leftovers? Research shows that four to 10 percent of food is dumped before it ever reaches the patron! Little by little, food waste thrown away starts to add up. By keeping tabs on how much you waste, you can pinpoint problems areas and correct them to minimize waste and increase profit margins.