Restaurant-specific insurance exchange debuts in D.C. – Industry News via Washington Post

 Restaurant-specific insurance exchange debuts in D.C

Alisia Kleinmann, founder and chief executive of Industree Exchange. (Jeffrey MacMillan/For The Washington Post )

As a former Matchbox employee married to a Graffiato bartender, Alisia Kleinmann knows a thing or two about the lack of health insurance in the restaurant industry.


“My husband is 35 years old. We have two kids. He never had insurance,” said Kleinmann, president of the hospitality trade organization Industree.

“I just kept thinking, something has to change. Something has to get better.”Last week Kleinmann, 33, rolled out Industree Exchange, a private insurance exchange geared at Washington-area restaurants and bars with more than 100 employees.

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Restaurant Tech ROI – Is it measurable?

Restaurant Roundtable: Getting ROI from Tech Investments

By Steve Brooks, Director of Information Systems/ Business Analyst, Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar | October 28, 2013

At the recent 2013 Restaurant Executive Summit, a group of IT, finance, operations and vendor executives gathered at a luncheon topic table to deliberate on how best to ensure getting return on technology investments. The discussion was moderated by Steve Brooks, director of information systems, at Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar. He was joined by executives from Mr. Goodcents Sub PastaNorwegian Cruise LineSmitty’s Family Restaurants, Restaurant MagicSpartan Computer Services andCustom Business Solutions. Here are their insights.