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Restaurant Insurance

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Whether your restaurant is a small family-owned business or has grown to a prominent chain, you rely on your reputation and ability to serve your customers quality food on a daily basis. The level of risk associated with your business depends on several factors, such as size, alcohol sales, and food delivery. In general, restaurant insurance products protect your business from risks like lawsuits from negligent service of alcohol, food sickness, injury or property damage, reputational risks, equipment breakdown, food contamination, delivery accidents, and cyber threats. Our professionals have restaurant and bar expertise and can build a quality package that protects you, your business, and your reputation.

Consider Protecting Your:

  • Income and future earnings
  • Building and its contents
  • Taps, refrigeration, ovens, and kitchen and bar equipment
  • Cash registers, POS systems, and furniture
  • Outdoor fixtures, fences, and signs
  • Vehicles used for food delivery
  • Customer and employee data

Protect Yourself From:

  • Harm or injury caused by drink and food-borne illnesses
  • Bodily injury to visitors on your premises
  • Bodily injury or property damage from intoxicated patrons
  • Personal injury or property damage caused by your employees
  • False advertising, slander, or libel claims
  • Burglary, vandalism, or civil commotion
  • Weather-related events and power outages
  • Building collapse, explosion, and fire
  • Replacing or repairing broken equipment
  • Business down time and loss of income due to equipment failure
  • Food or goods lost as a result of equipment malfunction
  • Car accidents with company or employee vehicles during food delivery
  • Online threats and data breaches

FAQ

Restaurant owners invest a great deal of both time and money in their eateries. Without adequate protection, all of this hard work could be lost in moments if something happened. Restaurant insurance helps protect restaurant owners’ investments from a number of potential perils. Restaurant insurance is a form of commercial insurance that’s designed to meet restaurants’ multiple and unique insurance needs. Most restaurant policies are package policies, combining several individual protections into a one policy.

The individual protections that restaurant policies provide can usually be customized for a particular restaurant’s situation. Thus, not all policies contain the same coverages. Most policies, however, have a combination of restaurant liability insurance coverages and restaurant property insurance coverages. Restaurant liability insurance coverages generally offer protection against different types of liability claims that might be filed against a restaurant. The different types of restaurant liability insurance coverage that are normally available include: General liability coverage, which is used by many businesses (both in and outside the restaurant industry) to protect against several common risks; cyber liability coverage, which may offer protection against potential data breaches and online threats; product liability coverage, which might cover claims arising from a food-borne illness that a restaurant’s dishes spread; liquor liability coverage, which is frequently required if a restaurant serves alcohol; hired and non-owned vehicle coverage, which may be needed if a restaurant has employees deliver food using their own cars; umbrella liability coverage, which might supplement one or more other restaurant liability insurance coverages; and restaurant property insurance coverages help safeguard the property that a restaurant owns, which can include buildings, equipment, supplies, and other property. The different restaurant property coverages that are typically available include: Building coverage, which might help protect a building that’s owned by a restaurant; contents coverage, which may cover adjustable shelving, non-fixed furniture, cooking utensils, and other moveable items that a restaurant has; food contamination coverage, which might help protect the food and ingredients a restaurant has from contamination or spoilage; and equipment breakdown coverage, which may help cover emergency repairs if essential equipment goes down.

Restaurants that lease the space they’re in generally don’t have to carry building coverage. When commercial space is leased, it’s usually the responsibility of the leasing company that owns the building to procure coverage for the building. Restaurants will normally still need other property coverages to protect their equipment and inventory, though.

While restaurant policies can include many different coverages, most aren’t set up to provide workers compensation, health, or disability insurance. If these insurances are needed, they’re typically purchased as separate policies.

Most restaurants ought to have a restaurant policy. Since these policies can frequently be adjusted to provide various levels of protection, there’s little reason not to get one. Additionally, restaurants that don’t have proper insurance could be financially devastated by a single incident.

Many different factors affect how much a restaurant policy costs. When underwriting policies, insurers often take into account: The size of a restaurant’s commercial spaces, whether a restaurant serves alcohol, how many people a restaurant serves, whether a restaurant has filed insurance claims in recent years, and what coverages and limits a policy includes. these are just a few examples of factors that insurers may consider. There are many more.

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