Outdoor dining quickly emerged as a way to keep restaurants operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the increasing popularity of eating outdoors and lingering pandemic concerns, many restaurants will continue offering outdoor dining options in the short and long term. Despite widespread acceptance, temporary and permanent outdoor dining areas carry a unique set of risks for restaurant owners to consider. Offering outdoor dining without proper precautions and safety procedures poses risks for employees and customers, and it could lead to unforeseen legal complications. Click here to continue reading!