Hospitality News June 8, 2018

June 6, 2018






EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

September 17-18: Save the Date for the Colorado Restaurant Show – add to your calendar!

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards – Nominations now Open!

 

 


CRA BOULDER MEMBER A VICTIM OF DELIVERY SCAM

A company called Simple Menu has claimed to have acquired Grubhub and has alerted some Boulder restaurants to be on the lookout for orders coming from them going forward. Grubhub has stated publicly that they are not affiliated with this company and is currently issuing a Cease & Desist to them now. This company has rerouted delivery options on Google without the restaurant’s consent! When contacted, they will not terminate the rerouted ordering link. Our Boulder member was certain that her Google My Business page had been compromised when she logged in and saw an alert that said "Duplicate Location", which all business owners should see as the first warning sign of fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, Google did not send an alert that this happened, despite the restaurant having a 2-step verification process activated. After further investigation, this member learned that a duplicate website had been created for her business, with stolen photos, and menu & prices from Grubhub.  This has put her customers’ identities at risk as they unknowingly shared credit card info with this fraudulent company. We know this company is not limiting their attention to just Boulder, so please be aware and pay attention to your own online presence!

 

 Suggestions for businesses:

  1. Login to Google My Business and change all your passwords. If you don't have an account, create one and claim your business immediately. 
  2. If you do have an account and have already claimed your business, check for a duplicate business.  
  3. If you see an alert, "Request access" immediately. Per Google, it can take up to 7 days for this to go through. 
  4. Request a callback from Google My Business support  to report the fraud and get any details from them you can about who created the duplicate account and when. 
  5. If you experience fraud, report it everywhere you can: FBI Internet Crime Complaint CenterFTC Complaint AssistantBBB Scam Tracker 

 

 


SERVSAFE WORKPLACE LAUNCHED TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The National Restaurant Association recently launched ServSafe Workplace to combat sexual harassment in the workplace and help prevent future incidents from taking place in the foodservice and hospitality industries. As Dawn Sweeney, Association President and CEO, told multiple national news outlets, “We condemn sexual harassment. Period. It does not matter if the harasser is a customer, a colleague or a manager.” ServSafe Workplace demonstrates our industry’s commitment to fostering a positive and safe work environment, and illustrates how seriously we take this issue. 

ServSafe Workplace equips employees and managers with training to help mitigate emerging risks and promote the positive culture that has always been associated with restaurants across America. The program includes a series of webinars and other materials that will help restaurant staff identify inappropriate behavior, recognize when it’s necessary to intervene, and understand sexual harassment’s harmful impact on individuals and our industry. 

This summer, ServSafe Workplace will be available to members of our industry free-of-charge, and there is also a comprehensive list of helpful resources that restaurateurs can use to prevent sexual harassment from taking place in their business. 

 

 


BRECKENRIDGE CHAPTER MEMBER DICK CARLTON TO SERVE ON CITY COUNCIL

CRA extends a hearty Congratulations to Dick Carleton as the Breckenridge Town Council voted to add him to fill a vacancy among its ranks. Carleton has been a longtime local with a lengthy list of community involvement, including serving for many years on the CRA Breckenridge Chapter Board. Since the early 1980s, he’s been a business owner in Breckenridge, and he's a managing partner in Storm Restaurants, which currently runs two award-winning establishments, the Hearthstone and Mi Casa. Read more about his appointment in the Summit Daily.

 

 


COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON CO2 ALARM REQUIREMENTS FOR RESTAURANTS

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is hoping to have City Council vote to approve an administrative rule that requires CO2 alarms or mechanical ventilation for any business using 100lbs of CO2 or more! The Fire Department did this without consulting the industry, without going through any kind of a public process, and without involving any elected officials! This rule was contemplated and passed completely in the dark even though it will end up costing businesses in Colorado Springs thousands of dollars to comply. We are asking Colorado Springs members to tell their City Council person that the Fire Department needs to go back to the industry and form a stakeholder process to work on appropriate regulations! Check your email for the Call to Action emailed to you yesterday or check out our Grassroots Action Center.

 

 


OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS

+ Colorado Restaurant Show Exhibitor Early Bird deadline is Friday!

+ Industry Spotlight Awards - Nominations currently being accepted

+ 2018 Legislative Recap – with the most recent activity from the Governor

+ Calling All Restaurants! Participate in Denver Food + Wine Festival

 

 


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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 6: Safety Group Training – Managing Safety through Good Hiring

June 12: Safety Group Training – Effective Safety Training

June 14: Durango Chapter Meeting

June 15: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium – Denver

June 19: Pikes Peak Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer

June 19: Mile High Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer

June 19: Kickoff Reception for Dinner Under the Stars

June 25: ProStart Golf Challenge

July 16: Rocky Mountain Classic RAF Golf Tournament

July 17: Northern Colorado Culinary Challenge Golf Tournament

July 19: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium - Colorado Springs

September 17-18: Colorado Restaurant Show

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards- Nominations Open

 

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS

June 19: Restaurant Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium - we are three weeks away from the 2018 Off-Premise Symposium. CRA members get a $50 discount with promo code SPONSORVIP. Sign up today!

 

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

June 25: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver

June 26: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver

*Pre-registration required

 


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