Restaurant Association, UnitedHealthcare partner up for member discounts

The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...

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Key elements to opening a successful restaurant

World champion pizza maker and international restaurateur says it's important to be different, fresh and creative.

How to protect your restaurant from a fire

Poorly cleaned hoods and ducts account for 21 percent of all restaurant fires.

Last minute prep for the Oct. 1 Obamacare deadline

The Health Insurance Exchange opens soon with an employee notification requirement for all restaurant operators.

Restaurant industry applauds delay of Obamacare employer mandate

Businesses with 50-plus employees now have an extra year to comply with coverage.

34 ways to fail with a poorly written franchise agreement

Franchise agreements must be prepared, negotiated and reviewed by a specialist from where the restaurant will operate.

The top 13 risks to restaurant operations

By having the correct equipment, protocol and training in place, a restaurant will limit its risk and perhaps even reduce Workers' Compensation costs.

Popeyes' CEO: Obamacare can be navigated with sales growth

The company's Q4 and 2012 yield strong same-store sales domestically and internationally.

Massive winter storm forces restaurant closures

If power outages last through Valentine's Day, businesses will take an even bigger hit, as the holiday is a high-traffic occasion.

Fiscal Cliff stagnation holding back pace of franchise growth

According to a franchise business leader survey, 31 percent of franchisees and 20 percent of franchisors plan to cut jobs to get under the Affordable Care Act's 50-employee threshold.

Experts weigh in on emerging restaurant trends

Look for visual marketing plans, mobile engagement and daypart expansion in the New Year.

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Insureon launches microsite for small foodservice businesses

The educational site is designed to help caterers, food trucks and other operators manage risk exposure.

Former FBI executive assistant director to keynote ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

A former FBI executive assistant director is on tap to demonstrate vulnerabilities in banking and payments at the upcoming event in Washington, D.C.

McDonald’s ordered to pay $27M in teens’ death trial

On Wednesday, a Texas jury awarded a $27 million verdict against McDonald's after finding that lax security at one of the chain's restaurants contributed to the deaths of two Texas teenagers in 2012. According to a news release, Blinn College...

Del Taco installing benefits software to manage Obamacare requirements

Del Taco has selected BenefitFocus' HR InTouch Marketplace cloud-based benefits software solution to support benefits administration and relative requirements from the Affordable Care Act. According to a news release, HR InTouch Marketplace will provide Del Taco with a single online...

Panasonic unveils next-gen surveillance camera platform

Panasonic has announced the availability of its new 3 Series camera platform. Built on the same UniPhier LSI platform as its flagship 6 Series camera line, 3 Series cameras provide high-definition capabilities with an objective of keeping customers and employees...

Health insurance exchange launches for DC-area restaurants

Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Sonic finds itself in the gun debate crosshairs

Sonic Drive-In is the latest restaurant brand to receive a petition from the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group, following similar campaigns at Chipotle, Starbucks and Jack in the Box. The organization’s petition was written after a...

XL Group, ProHost USA partner to offer insurance program to restaurants

XL Group and insurance program administrator ProHost USA have signed a new underwriting agreement to provide a packaged insurance solution specifically designed for the restaurant industry. "An understanding of the restaurant industry and the risks that these businesses face has...

Restaurant association partners with eHealth for insurance enrollment

The National Restaurant Association today announced it is partnering with eHealth Inc. to offer tools and resources to industry employees looking to find health insurance coverage. According to a news release, through this new partnership, NRA members will have access to a co-branded eHealth health insurance shopping experience.

Obama administration extends health care compliance deadline for businesses

The Obama administration announced Monday that the deadline for mid-sized companies to comply with Obamacare regulations has been extended to 2016. CNN reported that the extension applies to companies with 50 to 99 full-time employees. They will now have another...

Alabama KFC owner blames Obamacare for closure

A KFC restaurant in Chelsea, Ala., has served its last bucket of chicken, with the owner citing the Affordable Care Act as part of the reason for closing. According to My Fox Alabama, the restaurant, owned by Mike Taunton, first opened in 2000.

Survey of small businesses shows continued concern over Obamacare costs

Small business owners are worried about the impact the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will have on their business operations, according to a recent survey by Merchant Cash and Capital, a financing company for small businesses. According to the survey...

E-FLEX coalition files comments with IRS

Backed by the National Restaurant Association, the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition has filed comments with the Internal Revenue Service about the agency's recent proposed regulation on reporting requirements for employers offering health plans. E-FLEX is coalition of...

KFC bows out of Syria due to war, operational hurdles

KFC closed its Damascus franchise in October, citing "operational difficulties" driven by the country's ongoing civil war and food shortages. According to the Jewish Press, KFC couldn't purchase a sufficient chicken supply for its menu.

Subway franchise group adds legal partnership

LegalShield and the North American Association of Subway Franchisees have teamed up to offer LegalShield's small business legal plan to Subway franchisees. The new partnership gives more than 11,000 Subway franchisees across North America the ability to protect their business,...

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Protecting your business and employees from crime, accidents, natural disasters and other dangers is an important consideration for every restaurant operator. Here you'll learn best practices for effective risk management and restaurant insurance.