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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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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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Restaurant Unstoppable: Succeed by Raising Standards With Dave Allred

January 9, 2018 |Dave Allred, Bar Patrol Last week I had the privilege of being interviewed by Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable, the #1 podcast in the restaurant industry. Eric is a monster when it comes to helping bar & restaurant owners succeed. I’m very impressed by what he’s done. My podcast interview was #423, …

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How One Beverage Director is Costing a National Chain Restaurant Millions

January 5, 2018 |Dave Allred When I started out with Bar Patrol locally here in the San Francisco Bay Area implementing bar inventory and alcohol control systems, I had the privilege of working with quite a few corporate restaurant chains, helping them pinpoint their losses in order to lower their pour cost and variance percentages. …

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Why Your Bar or Restaurant Will Fail Without This One Factor

November 17, 2017 |Dave Allred I do my best from day-to-day to offer advice, information and resources to help bar owners and managers succeed at a top level. In fact, there is an ocean of knowledge out there that is helpful, some better than others. But here’s what you need to know about running a bar …

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