Inventory Control Basics for Foodservice

Foodservice inventory typically covers inventory stock or consumables/food, beverages, cleaning, and disposable supplies. These products are stored in a designated storage room area or other secure locations of the building. For the purposes of this paper when we talk about...

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Why my employees won't steal from me: 5 myths

Studies on workplace behavior, criminal investigations on employee fraud, and anecdotal stories have proven that the workplace environment must be controlled to avoid theft.

Redecorating with loss prevention

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

Credit Card Skimming – A business and customer nightmare

"Hey man; how do like your job at that fast food place?" "It’s alright. It gives me a bit of cash for some bills, and I get to eat for half price." "So, do you work much in the drive-thru?" "Yeah, I work the drive-thru cash quite a bit.

Feds charge a suspected major cyber thief

Everyone in retail can breathe a little easier today knowing that federal authorities have charged David Benjamin Schrooten, or as he is known in cyber space “Foretezza,” with multiple counts of credit card theft.  Allegedly, Schrooten, who is a Dutch national, and his U.S. accomplice, Christopher A.

Employee hotline – Avoid passing in the no passing zone

Employee Hotlines encourage employees to report incidences when they observe unsafe conditions or inappropriate behavior, and promotes a culture of ethical behavior and honesty.

The most important issue facing restaurant owners today: tip reporting

I’ve worked many years for tips. I began my restaurant career when I was 14 (don’t tell the Labor department).

NRA 2012: Cintas

Cintas launched its new floor care program at the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago. The company's floor-care solutions were created around three central themes: protect, maintain and deep clean.

Is it real or counterfeit? Practical tips in detecting counterfeit currency

Recognizing fake bills comes down to training that is easy to comprehend and makes sense, yet doesn't slow down the operation.

How many people does it take to process a credit card?

I know this sounds like the old joke about a light bulb or a chicken crossing the road, but the way some restaurants operate, the joke is on them. There are many restaurants that have their servers pick up checks...

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.

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SSP America expands DTT surveillance partnership

DTT has announced an expanded partnership with SSP America's North American division. The relationship began in late 2011, and has continued to grow, with DTT installing its 100th SSP location last month. As a provider of loss-prevention solutions with hardware...

Restaurant loss-prevention event experiences double-digit attendance growth

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (formerly NFSSC), recently completed its 34th Annual Conference, at the M Resort, Aug. 4-7, in Las Vegas. More than 300 LP professionals participated in the meeting, marking a nearly 30 percent increase from the year prior.

5 risk management tips for the food industry

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services LLC, a California-based insurance agency, has provided five risk management tips for the foodservice industry. Coverage for supply chain risk. Supply delivery can be interrupted by many factors, including adverse weather, infrastructure issues, price increases or damage to a supplier location.

Triton launches updated software for cash management solutions

Triton has released updated versions of software for both the VersaSafe and VersaLink smart safe, cash management solutions. Both updates will work in concert and are loaded with increased functionality, allowing operators to be more efficient when managing and obtaining...

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.

Companies partner to help restaurants with PCI Compliance

ControlScan and Lucas Systems Inc. are partnering to offer restaurant operators comprehensive support to remove the ongoing burden of restaurant data security and IT oversight. ControlScan provides data security and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses.

Burger King, Cosi franchisee implements PCI security solution

C.R. Restaurant Inc., a multi-unit franchisee in the quick-serve and fast casual market, has implemented SecureConnect managed security solutions in all 30 of its Burger King and Così locations. The services provide all locations with a PCI compliance offering including...

Five Guys Arkansas deploys MobileCamViewer

The director of surveillance operations at several Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurants in Arkansas has deployed the MobileCamViewer mobile surveillance app from mobiDEOS to monitor operations at restaurants there. “I can’t be in all restaurants all the time, but...

FMS solutions partners with Bang Bang Mongolian Grill

FMS Solutions has announced that it will provide accounting and payroll services to Bang Bang Mongolian Grill. The fast casual restaurant chain joins more than 2,200 retailers across North America currently serviced by FMS Solutions.

Boddie-Noell CEO to speak at foodservice security convention

The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) announced that Bill Boddie, president and CEO, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, will serve as a keynote at its 33rd Annual Conference, Aug. 5-8, in Baltimore. NFSSC is a trade association for loss prevention, risk management...

Envysion wins Red Herring award

Envysion Inc., a provider of Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS), has announced that it has been selected as the winner of the Red Herring Global 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe and...

Envysion selected as 2011 Red Herring Global Award finalist

Louisville, Colo.-based Envysion Inc., a provider of Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) for the restaurant and retail industries, has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's 2011 Top 100 Global award. The award recognizes and honors the year's...

Yogurtland deploys DigitalPersona fingerprint biometrics

Yogurtland units across the U.S., Mexico and Guam are deploying DigitalPersona's fingerprint biometrics system, U.are.U Fingerprint Readers, to address Payment Card Industry (PC) compliance requirements and reduce payroll fraud. DigitalPersona's fingerprint readers eliminate the need for franchise managers to remember...

VendorSafe announces scalable PCI-compliance solution

VendorSafe Technologies, a provider of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant solutions, has announced its proactive scalable approach to network security. A 2010 survey by the National Retail Federation and First Data Corp. of small- and medium- size retailers in the U.S.

Webinar to focus on new changes to PCI standards

Vendor Safe Technologies and FastCasual.com will present a webinar May 3 addressing changes to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and its impact on restaurant operations. The changes are being touted as PCI DSS 2.0.

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