10 Things to Know About Restaurants and Bars

October 5, 2015
  1. Fourty-three states have statutory provisions that enable restaurants, bars and liquor stores to be held liable for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who cause injuries or death as a result of their intoxication. —Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  2. Kansas, Delaware, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia do not have statutory provisions that enable restaurants, bars and liquor stores to be held liable for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who cause injuries or death as a result of their intoxication. —Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  3. A company picnic or an open house for customer appreciation during which alcohol is served are examples of events for which host liquor protection is provided. —International Risk Management Institute
  4. No coverage applies to liability resulting from serving an underage person or someone who is already under the influence. —IRMI
  5. Americans are twice as likely to get food poisoning from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home. —Center for Science in the Public Interest
  6. There are a reported $1.9 billion in restaurant industry sales on a typical day. —National Restaurant Association
  7. By the year 2025, it’s estimated there will be 1.7 million new restaurant jobs created. —National Restaurant Association
  8. The U.S. bar and nightclub industry is comprised of roughly 45,000 establishments with a combined annual revenue of $20 billion. —U.S. Small Business Administration
  9. In 2014, more than 9.4 million 9-liter cases of Scotch were sold in the U.S., generating $2 billion in revenues. —Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
  10. The U.S. restaurant count fell by 1 percent from 2013 to 2014 a year ago to 630,964 units. The decline in restaurant units was largely from the loss of independent restaurants, which decreased by 2 percent. —The NPD Group

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