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Considering the amount of foot traffic experienced daily, restaurants face many risks that make carrying different coverages necessary. As these risks are commonly experienced across the industry, most are covered by only a few insurance products.


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General Liability

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  • Liability Limits $1M - $2M
  • Operations liability
  • Premise liability


To protect your customers and your property

General Liability + Property (bundle them with a BOP)

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All Basic plan benefits and:

  • Building Coverage
  • Contents coverage
  • Equipment breakdown
  • Spoiled food


Get protected against employment-related issues

General Liability + Commercial Property + EPLI

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Coverage against claims from:

  • Prospect employees
  • Current employees
  • Former employees


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Including Commercial Auto, WC, Product Liability, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to insure a restaurant?

The cost of insurance for a restaurant can depend on a variety of factors such as how many policies you need to obtain for your restaurant and the type of restaurant you have. Additionally, the size of your restaurant, the number of employees you have, and the location of your restaurant can also affect how much it will cost to insure your restaurant. Usually, restaurateurs will obtain general liability insurance, which protects against property damage and third party claims which can occur frequently. The cost of general liability for a restaurant can range from $529 to $6,097, annually.

What is the difference between Operations and Premises Liability Coverage?

Operations and premises liability coverage are similar in that they both function like general liability insurance. Both operations and premises liability involve covering third party claims and property damage. However, premises liability insurance more explicitly covers accidents and injuries that occur specifically on the premise of a restaurant while operations insurance can cover property damage or injuries that may happen to a third party once contracted operations have finished or been abandoned. For example, if a chair broke while a customer was sitting on it and they become injured, operations liability insurance would be able to cover this incident.

How much is food contamination insurance?

Just like restaurant insurance in general, food contamination insurance can vary based on different factors such as the size of your restaurant, where your restaurant is located, and the type of food you serve. Typically, for a small restaurant or catering company, the cost for food contamination insurance can be $500. However, if you have a larger restaurant, the cost is bound to be higher. Therefore, food contamination insurance prices can range from $500 to $25,000, with $1,800 being the most typical or average cost annually.

What kind of insurance does a Restaurant need?

The kind of insurance your restaurant needs greatly depends on what you feel is necessary for your business to have. Generally, almost all restaurateurs will acquire general liability insurance for their restaurant, since it is the most “universal” type of insurance; covering third-party claims and Commercial property to cover property damage which are events likely to happen with any business. Nevertheless, you can acquire other types of insurance to protect your restaurant such as liquor liability, workers compensation, hired/non-owned auto, umbrella insurance, EPLI and Product Liability.

Do restaurants need Cyber Crime Liability?

Though cyber crime liability isn’t required for restaurant owners to have, it is an important type of coverage and essential to the protection of restaurants. A data breach investigation by Verizon showed that restaurants were the most targeted businesses when it came to cyber attacks and data breaching. A data breach is when an unauthorized individual gains access to electronic information including customer names, credit card numbers, and bank accounts. These types of unfortunate incidents can occur in restaurants big or small and can threaten your business, costing you money. Cyber crime liability would protect your business from such cases.

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