Business Insurance for Restaurants

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Without insurance, a minor incident at your restaurant could turn into a catastrophe. Policies designed for restaurants protect against food poisoning, kitchen fires, and other risks your business faces each day.
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What types of business insurance do restaurants need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common risks restaurants face.

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Business owner’s policy

This policy bundles property insurance and general liability insurance under one plan. It’s one of the most popular and cost-effective options for a restaurant.
BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged business property
  • Business interruption incidents
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ comp is required in almost every state for restaurants with employees. It can help cover medical fees and lost wages for work-related injuries and illnesses.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Missed wages
  • Legal costs
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Liquor liability insurance

This policy covers legal fees, property damage, and medical costs if alcohol is served or sold at a restaurant to a visibly intoxicated person who then harms others.

BEST FOR
  • Injuries caused by intoxicated patrons
  • Property damage caused by intoxicated patrons
  • Legal defense costs
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General liability insurance

This policy covers common risks, including customer injuries at your restaurant, customer property damage, and advertising injuries. It’s required for most commercial leases.
BEST FOR
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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How much does insurance cost for restaurants?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Restaurant equipment and property
  • Services offered by your restaurant
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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Why do restaurants need insurance?

A power outage that destroys your inventory, a claim of food poisoning, or a chef's injury could affect even the best prepared restaurant. Because the cost of a lawsuit or other unexpected incident can potentially devastate your restaurant, it's better to obtain insurance rather than gamble with exposure to risks.
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