The restaurant industry was one of the hardest hit industries of the Covid-19 shelter-in-place. As restaurants navigate partial and modified reopening, restaurant owners and managers are also faced with managing a magnitude of variables in their operations. Harlan Watkins and Geoff Macbride have a strong background in representing restaurant owners in a variety of litigation and contractual events. In their article, “The Post-Pandemic Litigation Surge: How to Prepare Your Restaurant for Covid-19 Litigation,” published in the July issue of Food & Beverage Magazine, Harlan and Geoff discuss tips and strategies for restaurants to consider while operating during these challenging times.
“Creating a strong Covid-19 operating plan can not only protect your employees and instill confidence in your customers, it can protect your business from the wave of Covid-19 litigation that is likely to emerge as the country reopens during the pandemic. The primary focus is to lay the defense groundwork for the coming coronavirus litigation arising from patrons who allege they contracted Covid-19 while dining at your restaurant.”