Restaurant Theft and What You Can Do About It

restaurant theft investigationsAny restaurateur, manager, bartender, or server who works in the food and beverage industry long enough has a wild story to tell about restaurant theft. From employees stealing big-ticket items (alcohol, steaks, seafood, kitchen equipment) to patrons pocketing everything from silverware, to free bread, to the lamps on the tables, the restaurant business comes with plenty of security risks.

Fortunately for restaurants in Orange County, Systematic Inquiry Group is here to help with our Food Cost Program! Tailored specifically to address the security needs of the food and beverage industry, our restaurant loss prevention program can help you dramatically decrease your loss due to employee theft, patron theft, and food waste.

Restaurant loss prevention: How it works

The Food Cost Program is an effective means of taking control of your restaurant or bar’s security, and you can rest easy knowing that you’re in experienced hands. Our team of California private investigators and security experts is led by Michael Wojtanowicz, J.D., a veteran private detective and former National Security Director of a 400-unit nationwide restaurant chain.

When you sign up for the Food Cost Program, you will receive the following services all rolled into one affordable package:

  • Consultation to identify your main areas of concern
  • One hour company-wide meeting
  • Individual interviews with each employee
  • Audit of current cash-handling and security procedures

After completing our investigation, we will provide you with an in-depth report detailing each staff member, a list of security issues that need improvement, recommendations for addressing those areas, and a report for the owner and/or unit managers describing long-term solutions to improve security… and your bottom line.

Our corporate investigations and security firm is proud to serve the cities of Orange, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Riverside, Buena Park, Yorba Linda, and other areas of the Inland Empire. Call us today at 714-406-4618 to discuss your restaurant security needs.

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