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How to Increase Your Restaurant Sales [5-Step Strategy]

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5 TURN-KEY STRATEGIES TO INCREASE RESTAURANT SALES IMMEDIATELY I’ve noticed something odd about myself: whenever an owner or manager asks me how to increase restaurant sales, I find myself cringing and tightening up, but I couldn’t figure out why for the longest time. After all, it’s a perfectly reasonable request, to want to increase your …

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How to Start a Mega-Profitable Mug Club for Your Bar

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This is one of my favorite bar promotions of all-time, and not just because it’s so frickin’ sexy-cool, but because it isn’t a promotion that you run just once (like St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails) or even on a recurring basis (like trivia night). The mug club is an identity. It’s more than a gimmick. When …

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How to Start a Kick-Ass Customer Loyalty Program in Your Bar & Restaurant

If you aren’t aware by now that it costs way more to acquire new customers than keep existing ones, then you should be severely flogged with a 9-iron and never allowed to run a business again. Ok, I’m kidding. I retract my 9-iron. After all, you’re here reading an article on how to retain existing …

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10 Insanely Effective Ways to Increase Your Bar Profits

Before we dive into these powerfully effective methods to help skyrocket your monthly bar profits, I want to clarify the difference between “cost control” and “frugality”, to the point that quality suffers. Sending out a Cosmo to a table with a shriveled lime, crusty from age and dehydration, because you want to save 3 cents is …

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How to Start a Kickass Trivia Night in Your Bar – In 7 Steps

October 13, 2017 |Dave Allred For nearly 7 years now, every Tuesday night in my bar we have had what I like to call: N.W.A. night. No, we don’t get together and spout out controversial gangsta rap lyrics. In this case, Nerds With Alcohol form teams, eat some good grub, and drink beer while listening to …

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The Power of Email Marketing For Your Bar/Restaurant

Strap yourself in, because I LOVE this subject. As with anything, if you want the super-powerful results from this technique, you’ll need to execute it. Now, you may have heard of this technique I’m going to discuss for other businesses, many of which reside online, and perhaps you never thought it would apply to the …

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Happy Rum Day, America!

Here at Bar Patrol, we’d like to wish everyone a happy rum day. Since it’s the Olympics, we’re featuring the Caipirinha, made with cachaça, a Brazilian rum of sorts, the difference being that cachaça is made from fresh sugar cane and traditional rum is often made from refinery by-products such as molasses. The Caipirinha is awesomely refreshing, with …

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