Bar management

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 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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11 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Fail…FAST!

If you’ve been dreaming ever since you were a child about how you could make a restaurant fail quickly, and you’re ready to walk the walk and take some serious action to make your dream a reality, I’m here for you. Here are 11 highly-effective and powerful tactics that will help you drive your restaurant business into the ground faster …

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7 Ways to Lower Your Bar & Food Cost % Immediately (Training Video)

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 mixing my bourbon up with ice in a blender. Nevertheless, I have …

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What We Can Learn From Chain Restaurants…

“Pffft…Corporate restaurants” (imagine my best scoffing declaration of disgust)! You want to know how to suck the soul from a perfectly good restaurant and bludgeon its culture to bloody oblivion? Turn it over to a corporation and watch its livelihood being sucked from it like a vampire draining his victim until he/she is pale and bloodless. Ok, sorry, …

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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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How to Hire the Perfect Bar/Restaurant Employee (10 Interview Questions)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years of coaching basketball and managing bars it’s this: Summoning energy for yourself to get motivated to do anything is hard. Summoning energy to motivate others is 10 times harder. That’s what we’re dealing with when it comes to managing employees, which is why you need …

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How to Determine Pricing For Your Liquor, Beer & Wine

It still amazes me how often I come across bar owners and managers—supposed leaders who are running a major brick & mortar business in the heart of their community—who treat their business as they would an outdoor cat they kept as a pet: Absentmindedly. Casually. Something to be fed once per day, with a quick pat on the head …

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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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