The Dallas Mavericks owner with an ego that knows no limits is targeting local businesses in Texas.
Mark Cuban has hired ShiftSmart, a firm that helps businesses manage employee schedules, to conduct a covert research operation into how well local restaurants are prepared to reopen for business. Texas has recently allowed restaurants to reopen their dining rooms, and the Dallas Mavericks owner is volunteering himself to play ‘bad cop’.
Cuban hired a team of secret shoppers to visit businesses throughout Texas and, if they were open, to record which safety practices were being sufficiently implemented. While his study doesn’t detail the names or locations of the businesses in question, the shoppers, who visited 300 locations according to Eater, noted whether they were at a “fast-casual burger chain” or “steakhouse chain”. The results have been posted on his website.
I wanted to get an understanding of what opening meant to businesses around Dallas. Were they opening? What precautions were they taking? Were employees in safe environments? And bigger picture, I wanted to know if these are places that I would feel safe taking my family to.
So I hired a company that specialized in this type of project, https://shiftsmart.com/, and asked them to let me know how Dallas businesses were responding to the Open Order for Texas.
Aggregate Degree of Safety Protocol Compliance – By Locations: Overall – 96% of businesses were non-compliant across all mandatory protocols and all locations. The extent of non-compliance is dramatic with ~1/3 of all locations being <50% compliant across mandatory protocols as established by the Governor’s office. The chart below breaks out the degree of compliance across mandatory compliance % buckets.