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food robberies end without bloodshed, the level of violent crime in the industry is surprisingly high. In 1998, more restaurant workers were
murdered on the job in the United States than police officers.
America’s fast food restaurants are now more attractive to armed robbers than convenience stores, gas stations, or banks. Other retail
businesses increasingly rely upon credit card transactions, but fast food restaurants still do almost all of their business in cash. While
convenience store chains have worked hard to reduce the amount of money in the till (at 7-Eleven stores the average robbery results in a loss
of about thirty-seven dollars), fast food restaurants often have thousands of dollars on the premises. Gas stations and banks now routinely
shield employees behind bullet-resistant barriers, a security measure that would be impractical at most fast food restaurants. And the same
features that make these restaurants so convenient — their location near intersections and highway off-ramps, even their drive-through
THE INJURY RATE OF features that make these restaurants so convenient — their loc...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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