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Restaurant Demonstration Preparedness

The following ALERT notification is being provided in preparation for planned or potential protests across the U.S., in response to the recent incident in Minneapolis. KNOWN FACTS: Protests in multiple cities. Some have been peaceful, and some have involved attacking law enforcement officers and vandalism of public/private properties. Protests can escalate in the late evening hours. Businesses have been vandalized, including several restaurant brands. SECURITY PLAN and RECOMMENDED PRACTICES: Ensure you have keys available to secure your restaurant. Assess the need/appropriateness of employees to work outside of the building. Ensure no combustible items (cardboard, bins, etc.) are stored against the ...
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RLPSA Launches BackToOpen.com to Help Restaurants Open Safely

NASHVILLE, April 27, 2020–The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) launches BackToOpen.com to help restaurants and foodservice providers open safely.  BackToOpen.com is sponsored by DTiQ and Product Protection Solutions (PPS) and is available to all restaurants, foodservice providers, grocers or any other organization in need of resources to open safely. RLPSA's BackToOpen.com is a resource site providing tools for restaurants to open safely including state regulations, technology and safety products, as well as content including: Legal aspects: 10 Steps to Secure Your Organization Post COVID-19 Helpful scripts associates can use when encountering COVID-19 issues Restaurants Managing Crisis Whitepaper De-escalation Q&A in ...
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RLPSA Postpones its Annual Conference to March 2021

NASHVILLE, March 30, 2020–The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) announces the postponement of its Annual Conference to March 15 – 18, 2021. The Renaissance SeaWorld Orlando remains the venue of the 41stAnnual Conference hosting restaurant, grocers, and c-store loss prevention, safety, and risk professionals. "The restaurant industry is going through an unprecedented time of change during this COVID-19 crisis," said RLPSA Executive Director Amber Bradley.  "We postponed the conference so both our restaurant members and our solution provider partners can focus on their operation and employees. RLPSA stands ready as a resource to help our industry recover by providing ...
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Today’s Dish: Download a Free Virus Prevention Video

At the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA), we strive to provide our members timely resources to help them deal with their hottest challenges. For the current challenge we’re all facing with the Coronavirus, we’re providing a video describing CDC-sourced information on how to wash hands, travel tips, how to cough/sneeze, and what to do if you feel ill. Take a look to determine if you can benefit from sharing this with your restaurant employees.  If so, log in and download a high resolution version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaq_XYJCziA&feature=youtu.be To download the high resolution version of the video, please login to your ...
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RLPSA Releases Safety Video Series for Restaurants

RLPSA is committed to created valuable safety content for the restaurant community. It will be releasing a video series addressing the below topics: Robbery Distracted Driving Delivery Driver Safety Cash Control Injury Follow Up Our first video release in the series focuses on robbery practices among many varying restaurant footprints and environments. These videos are meant to be shared with restaurant managers, operators, franchisee owners, front-line employees, etc. Join RLPSA for more valuable content regarding loss prevention, safety, and risk management challenges ...
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RLPSA Releases Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Guests Survey Results and Safety Video Series

NASHVILLE, October 16, 2019 – The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) announces the release of its “Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Guests Survey Results,” which surveyed different types of restaurants to understand what types of strategies are being implemented for dealing with this critical issue. The goal of this survey was to begin defining what constitutes a “disruptive guest” and to determine which de-escalation methods are the most successful. RLPSA’s mission is to provide all types of restaurants with valuable resources to help keep their employees and customers safe. Click here to view the survey RLPSA is also ...
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RLPSA Announces New Board Seat Demonstrating an Increased Commitment to Risk Management & Safety Initiatives

NASHVILLE, September 9, 2019 – The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) announces a new board seat dedicated its risk and safety initiatives. The RLPSA Board elected Kurt Leisure, Vice President of Risk Services and Assets Protection for the Cheesecake Factory to occupy this role. For the last 20 years, Kurt has effectively implemented aggressive, innovative and measurable claims reduction and strategic insurance programs for The Cheesecake Factory. He joins the Board with 30 years of industry experience in Risk Management and has held leadership positions with several industry-related associations. “RLPSA’s continuing growth reflects the success of our partnerships ...
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RLPSA 2020: Call for Speakers

It’s that time of year again! We’re very excited to announce we are now accepting speaker proposals for our next RLPSA annual conference August 2-5, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. Every year, RLPSA invites people from across our industry to share their insights and experience with industry peers. Whether you’ve worked in restaurant or food service loss prevention and security for decades or you’ve just started this year, we want to hear from you! Read on to learn more about what we look for in speaker proposals. In the meantime, mark your calendars: The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1, ...
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RLPSA eBook – End Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is becoming an epidemic in this country and all over the world. Use this eBook presentation to help present the importance of preventing distracted driving within your organization and your personal life. Help RLPSA keep employees and drivers everywhere safer on the roads! To download the eBook, please login to your member account and you will see the download link below: RLPSA eBook - End Distracted Driving RLPSA eBook - End Distracted Driving (.PDF) ...
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LPRC Research Results: Parking Lot Security Survey

As a member of RLPSA, you have access to LPRC Research that includes research studies of all different topics. Each month we'll be featuring a new study from the LPRC library. This month's feature is a study on "Customer Safety and Parking Lot Security." To download the research, please login to your member account and you will see the download links below: LPRC Research Results: Parking Lot Security Survey Customer Safety and Parking Lot Security Survey Lin Hayes 2018 (.PDF) Learning Lab 4 Lane Arigi Hayes 9/26/2018 (.PDF) ...
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