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My Secret Fishing Hole For Hiring the Perfect Restaurant Employee

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About two years ago I came up with a brilliant idea (or at least brilliant in my own mind) on how to find amazing restaurant employees for hire at my bar. I’m not sure why I’ve taken so long to share it, but that’s what happens sometimes with a secret fishing hole: you want to …

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The 5 Areas of Restaurant Management Mastery

About a year after bartending at a bar and nightclub in San Francisco (15 years ago now), a terrible mistake was made and I was offered the position of bar manager. The position opened up when our recently fired bar manager, Kevin, felt that guiding cocaine into his nostrils was more important than guiding the …

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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 Count Your Bar Inventory in 6 Simple Steps

BAR INVENTORY SIMPLIFIED If you’ve come here in order to learn how to count stuff properly, you’re in the right place. In this article I’m going to give you the simple 6-step process you need in order to count and master your weekly and monthly bar inventory like a pro, including how to easily figure …

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7 Steps to Lowering Your Bar & Food Costs NOW!

THE COST PERCENTAGE MYTH If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me how to lower their bar and food cost percentage, I could have purchased my bourbon Slushee machine by now, but since nobody gives me nickels for such questions, I’ll have to be content with making my own Basil Hayden Slurpees …

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Bar Management Tips [Conformity is Contagious]

   Let’s get something out of the way right now:  Bar owners and managers suck! I mean, not you of course. I’m sure you’re awesome. But all the other ones suck. That might sound mean and nasty, but Christ, have you taken time to witness some of the blatant apathy and negligence that goes on …

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Bar Patrol Inventory App Adds Automatic Ordering & Invoicing

It’s here! It’s here! The new automatic ordering cart and invoicing system for Bar Patrol Inventory App is here! Sorry, but around here we’re a little excited about it. Bar Patrol has always had the ability to run a purchase order that tells you how much to order based on your par levels, but you …

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The 5 Best Bar Inventory Apps of 2019

A Closer Look at the Best Bar Inventory Apps of 2019 Here we take an in-depth look at the top 5 bar and liquor inventory apps for managing your bar inventory, including:  features, functionality, reporting and pricing. Ok, full disclosure: you are reading this on a bar inventory management website, where we are a bit …

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How to Finally Take Your Bar Inventory by the Horns

It’s time, don’t you think? To FINALLY step into the 21st century and stop taking inventory like a caveman scribbling inventory counts with a pen and paper? I mean, that’s what the New Year is for, isn’t it? Setting goals and seizing new opportunities that propel your life and business to new heights. Or perhaps you don’t …

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The Top 5 Bar & Liquor Inventory Apps

  Here is a list the top 5 bar & liquor inventory apps on the market right now (yes, “best” is a subjective term, but having taken more than 5,000 inventories, we have used a lot of them and these are all quality inventory systems and the major players in the field). Each of these has been assessed …

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