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How to Turn Your Restaurant into a Corner Market

Share With Others Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Let’s start this article with a blatant, condescending understatement: The coronavirus has presented all of us with a challenging situation. That’s how a politician might describe it: a bland whitewashing statement in order to minimize the severity of the situation, …

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Bar & Restaurant Industry Standards – Where do You Rank?

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Let me ask you an important question: How intimate are you with your restaurant cost percentages? Or is there no intimacy at all? Do you just ignore them? Neglect them? Do you keep putting off getting to know them, like pulling weeds from your garden?  Ok, that was five questions, but when you neglect things that …

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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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5 Steps to Hiring & Retaining Rockstar Restaurant Employees

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Employees! Blech! Whoever decided it was a good idea to take a job as a supervisor/manager/owner in which you agreed to babysit a group of eclectic, sniveling brats who want to be paid but don’t want to self-motivate or be responsible enough to perform their job duties without constantly bitching about their job or binge-texting …

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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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Should You Run a Happy Hour for Your Bar?

The answer to this question is “Yes”. Bam! Article finished. Hope you enjoyed. See you next time. Ok, just kidding. About the article being done, not about happy hour. I’m not fence-riding this topic, and I’m not going to string you along and wait until the end to give you the answer. Yes, you should …

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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 Read a Restaurant Profit/Loss Statement Like a Pro

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THE MAGIC OF SYSTEMIZING In this article, not only am I going to show you how you can learn to read a restaurant profit/loss statement like a boss, but I have created a restaurant profit/loss template that you will absolutely LOVE and can use for your own bar/restaurant to manage your finances. It has everything …

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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 – Bar Profits Through Glassware

I can sense your skepticism right through the computer screen: “Glassware? Really? Glassware is going to increase my bar profits? Come on!” Hang on to your caboose there, my friends. I know that very few bar owners and managers put much thought into their glassware beyond how cool it looks, but you’d better start, because I …

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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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