Fine Dining Restaurant Risks Are An Inevitable Part Of Doing Business

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Fine Dining Restaurant Risks include ADA Compliance and Off-Premises Utility Outages

Fine Dining Restaurant Risks include ADA Compliance and Off-Premises Utility Outages
Restaurant risks are an inevitable part of doing business, but I believe that savvy restaurateurs, managers and chefs can manage these risks proactively with proactive preparation, careful planning and implementing the right risk-management techniques. People use restaurants as social hangouts, places for business meetings and homes away from home, so any restaurant 's customers might seem more like family than customers, but when something goes wrong, I 've found that restaurateurs quickly realize that these "family members" are actually part of a long-term business relationship that generates high levels of risk and legal liabilities. I 've worked in the restaurant business for many years as a cook, server, chef, manager and restaurant owner and sold advertising to fine dining restaurants and major hospitality venues, so I 've learned a few things about the restaurant business that even experienced restaurateurs might miss.

Restaurants face risks that can be roughly classified into financial, operating and marketing perils, and I urge restaurant owners to address each of these potential risks proactively. In today 's social-sharing, instant-communications and litigious ecosphere, even the most scrupulous and painstaking management practices can fall short of anticipating and preventing all risks. Upscale…
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