Restaurant Accessibility: Don’t Forget About the Gift Cards

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

Wage and Hour Lawsuits: A Rapidly Rising Restaurant Risk Exposure

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

Burn Injury Liability in Restaurants

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

Protecting the Hospitality Industry Against Gas Hazards

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

Preparing Restaurants for Snow, Ice, and Other Winter Weather

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