Arby's signs facility maintenance contract

FM Facility Maintenance, an integrated facilities solutions including facility service, intelligent energy and construction management, was awarded a comprehensive facilities services contract by Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. FM Facility Maintenance will provide services initially to 200 locations before proceeding with...

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Redecorating with loss prevention

A good loss prevention program starts with an assessment of the current processes in operation.

Could be deadly, but essential for restaurant operations

If you have CO(2) fill ports or storage tanks in tight enclosed quarters, lower levels, or have older systems or systems that have not been inspected by qualified personnel, have them inspected immediately and install monitoring systems to detect unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide.

Would YOU resist a robber?

The young manager knelt in front of the safe, a thousand thoughts cluttering his head. His fingers were nearly frozen with fear as he fumbled with the combination.

Gloves! The Controversy Continues - Part 3

If glove use is going to be effective, several factors should be considered when designing a disposable glove program. Size is vitally important to ensure the safety of the employee, as well as the safety of the food.

Gloves! The Controversy Continues – Part 2

There is a general agreement that hand sanitation is a problem, but how that problem is best addressed is not always clear. The arguments to wear gloves and to not wear gloves are both persuasive.

Personal safety tips for the holidays

D.B. "Libby" Libhart has more than 30 years of experience in the loss prevention industry.

Protecting employees from workplace violence

In Panama City, Fla., a man called a local restaurant and threatened "to drive my truck through the building and kill everyone," following a domestic dispute with his wife who was employed there. He made good on his promise smashing through the Waffle House and hitting his wife with his vehicle.

5 common mistakes made with safes

We work hard in the restaurant business to provide our customers the food they desire. With efficient operations, we have enough inventory to convert raw products into meals that customers pay for usually at a register.

Hot gluten free mess of new products

WestEx was a hot gluten-free mess of new products everywhere you turned.   Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the Annual State Restaurant Expo here in Colorado.

Be allergy aware: A quick guide to the most common food allergies

Eight foods are responsible for 90% of food allergic reactions. I've assembled this guide to help you (and your kitchen) be on the lookout for a food allergy. MilkMilk allergies are caused by an allergy to one of the three proteins contained in milk: casein, whey, or curds.

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KFC, Pizza Hut managers receive death threats in Nepal

All four of the KFC and Pizza Hut units in Nepal have been closed because their branch managers have received death threats from employees. According to the Associated Press, Devyani International, a Yum! Brands' operator in Nepal and India, announced...

Food Service Security Council event experiences double-digit growth

The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) recently completed its 33rd Annual Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. The gathering included more than 250 individuals and more than 65 vendors aimed at keeping restaurant workplaces and their employees and customers safe. Executive keynotes were presented by Charlie Strong, U.S.

Burger King franchisee contracts facility maintenance provider

FM Facility Maintenance, a provider of integrated facilities solutions including facility service, intelligent energy and construction management, was awarded a comprehensive facilities management services contract by Strategic Restaurants Acquisition Company (SRAC). FM will provide services to SRAC's approximately 300 Burger...

Wendy's improves animal welfare standards

Wendy's Animal Welfare Council has made two major improvements to its animal welfare standards to significantly improve the humane treatment of chickens and pigs. "Wendy's takes our role as a responsible corporate citizen very seriously, which includes the humane treatment...

Hardee’s temporarily closes Egypt units

An Egyptian franchisee of Hardee’s restaurants has closed its 32 locations in the country after some were looted in the ongoing political protests over President Hosni Mubarak’s leadership. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, one of the 32 restaurants...

Subway testing gluten-free options

The Subway restaurant chain is currently testing two gluten-free menu items in the Dallas and Tyler, Texas markets. The trial options roll out Jan.

Drinking glass threat returns, Coca-Cola issues voluntary withdrawal

In June, McDonald's recalled its promotional Shrek glass with "an abundance of caution" after trace levels of the heavy metal cadmium were found on the glass' painted decal. More than 12 million glasses were sold to consumers, and the quick-service...

Salmonella victim sues Subway, workers tested

As the first lawsuit by a victim of a salmonella outbreak connected to numerous Subway stores in Illinois is filed, The Illinois Department of Health is testing food handlers in those stores. The department is requiring food handlers in 46...

Salmonella victim sues Subway, workers tested

As the first lawsuit by a victim of a salmonella outbreak connected to numerous Subway stores in Illinois is filed, The Illinois Department of Health is testing food handlers in those stores. The department is requiring food handlers in 46...

Illinois salmonella outbreak impacts 80 victims, Subway apologizes

Subway is working to ensure its customers that the food in its restaurants is safe, even as the number of confirmed cases in a salmonella outbreak in Illinois is now at 80. The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed cases of the rare strain of salmonella hvittingfoss in those people.

Illinois salmonella outbreak impacts 80 victims, Subway apologizes

Subway is working to ensure its customers that the food in its restaurants is safe, even as the number of confirmed cases in a salmonella outbreak in Illinois is now at 80. The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed cases of the rare strain of salmonella hvittingfoss in those people.

Survey highlights complex public perceptions about food quality

A new survey, conducted by Corporate Research International (CRI), a national leader in tracking trends, issues and customer loyalty research, has highlighted two important drivers of restaurant patronization – emotional ties to a particular restaurant and perceived food quality. CRI...

Central Illinois Subways investigated in salmonella outbreak

Certain Subway restaurants in 14 Illinois counties have been linked to a salmonella outbreak involving the rare strain Hvittingfoss. The Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments throughout the state are investigating the cause of salmonella illnesses among customers who ate at certain Subway restaurants in Illinois.

Central Illinois Subways investigated in salmonella outbreak

Certain Subway restaurants in 14 Illinois counties have been linked to a salmonella outbreak involving the rare strain Hvittingfoss. The Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments throughout the state are investigating the cause of salmonella illnesses among customers who ate at certain Subway restaurants in Illinois.

McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses in 'abundance of caution'

McDonald's is recalling its new Shrek Forever After glasses after deciding they contain too much cancer-causing cadmium for the company's own safety standards, which it calls the "highest in the industry." A note posted on the company website said customers...

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