Fast food restaurants are often targets for criminal activity due to their (typically) easily accessible location and late night hours of operation.
Patron Rights and Restaurant Owner Responsibility
Restaurant patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting.
By law, restaurant owners have a duty to protect patrons from any injuries, sexual assaults or foreseeable harm. As such, hotel owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures to protect guests and reduce property violence, injuries and deaths.
Restaurant news outlet, Fast Casual, urges business owners to take a proactive approach to security by “evaluating vulnerabilities that need to be addressed inside and outside the walls.” Some security precautions may include:
- Operate drive-thru only during after peak hours
- Employ video surveillance and monitored security
- Provide bright lighting in parking and drive-thru areas
- Improve parking lot and drive thru visibility by eliminating potential hiding places and installing mirrors
- Implement off-duty police patrols of the parking lot at random times
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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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