Of the many lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the catering industry those of “not all insurance policies are created equal” and “be sure to read the small print,” must surely have been among the most hard-felt. Too many small restaurants went under between 2020 and 2021 not because they were uninsured but because they were uninsured against the one thing that threatened them.
There are off-the-shelf restaurant insurance packages and there are customized bespoke insurance policies. For the food-industry it’s important to fully understand what you need. For example: if you deliver food or use a company-owned vehicle to collect food, you should have automobile liability insurance. If you serve alcohol, you will need liquor liability insurance.
Information that you will need before investigating your restaurant insurance options includes: the size, type, and age of your premises; the size of your business—projected sales and number of customers; the value or your equipment and inventory; the number of employees; the location of your business and, of course, the type of business—the owner of a nightclub downtown will have quite different insurance needs from the owner of a rural gastro restaurant.
New Jersey Restaurant Workers' Compensation Safety Trust
- Workers Compensation Savings
- Average Savings 40%
- Superior Underwriting
- 15% Up-Front Credits
- Plus, Back-end dividends
- 40 Years Consecutive Dividends
- AM Best A+ Rated Carrier
We will never sell you a policy you don’t need nor will we suggest you don’t take insurance that you do need.
We will take care of you every step of the way, helping you to understand exactly what a policy provides. If a customer sues you for food poisoning are you insured for loss of earnings, legal costs, brand damage? If a fire was caused by a fryer that was left on overnight, is your building still protected? If you lose power and have to close for the night are you covered just for the loss of earnings or for loss of earnings plus the cost of throwing away spoiled product?
Restaurant Insurance Coverage Including:
Liquor Law Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Water Backup and Utilities Coverage
All Risk Coverage/Replacement Cost
Boiler & Machinery
Garage Keepers Legal Liability