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3 Workers Hurt in Shooting Over Closed Dining Room at Oklahoma McDonald’s

Three McDonald’s employees in Oklahoma City suffered gunshot wounds when a customer opened fire because she was angry that the restaurant’s dining area was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, police said on May 7. Gloricia Woody, 32, was in …

Chipotle to Pay $25 Million, Implement Safety Plan to End Foodborne Illness Charges

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay $25 million to resolve criminal charges related to the company’s foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened more than 1,100 people between 2015 and 2018, according to the Department of Justice. The Newport Beach, California-based company …

How Sex Abuse Culture Threatens Restaurant Industry and What It Can Do About It

That there’s abuse behind the scenes in restaurant isn’t news. Within the chef community, the news is that people are surprised to hear about it. The true scale of the issue has yet to be revealed, though it’s been hinted …

Chipotle Keeps Getting Served Lawsuits by Customers, Investors

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is facing another class-action lawsuit by a disgruntled shareholder over its alleged inability to keep its restaurants clean, a further hurdle for a company still trying to regain consumer and investor confidence after a food scare …

ICC Forms Risk Purchasing Group Offering Admitted Umbrella Coverage to Restaurants

Innovative Coverage Concepts (ICC) has launched a new commercial umbrella insurance offering that will cover a broad range of restaurant and hospitality risks. The coverage will be available to upscale fine dining and casual dining establishments as well as upscale …

Celebrity Chefs Flunk Food Safety Test

Celebrity chefs are cooking up poor food safety habits, according to a Kansas State University study. Kansas State University food safety experts Edgar Chambers IV and Curtis Maughan, along with Tennessee State University’s Sandria Godwin, recently published “Food safety behaviors …

Chipotle Serves Up Lessons for Restaurant Brokers and Their Insureds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one-in-six Americans gets sick every year from contaminated food or beverages. Those in the restaurant industry cannot ignore the risks. The recent chain of events that roiled Chipotle Mexican Grill …

Chipotle Testing Seattle, Portland Restaurants to Find E.Coli Outbreak Cause

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which closed 43 restaurants over the weekend after an E. coli outbreak, has hired food-safety consulting firms and is batch-testing ingredients in an effort to defuse the health scare. After shutting restaurants in Seattle and Portland, …

North Carolina Salmonella Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens Nearly 250

State health officials say one person has died in connection with a salmonella outbreak at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced the death on its website, but provided no additional details. According …

ProHost USA, XL Add Umbrella Excess Coverage to Restaurant Insurance Product

XL Group and insurance program administrator ProHost USA have added an extra layer of insurance protection to its umbrella excess insurance coverage product offering for fine dining and casual restaurants. “Restaurants can face some significant risks and claims,” according to …