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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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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 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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Bar Management Tips: The Power of Perceived Value

I wasn’t aware of this very important concept during my years as a bar manager. It wasn’t until I started Bar Patrol that I started really analyzing the balance between controlling costs and providing a fair value to the guest, because as an owner we want both. You can’t give away the house just to …

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Bar & Restaurant Industry Standards: Find Out Where You Stand

Bar and restaurant industry standards are something just about every bar and restaurant owner and manager is aware of (or has at least heard of), and even though you know important it is, you keep putting it off, like pulling weeds from your garden. And as a result, just like your garden, your business is …

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Bar Owner vs. Business Owner: Which One Are You?

I know what you’re thinking: “Bar owner vs. business owner? What in the hell are you talking about? It’s the same thing.” If that IS what you’re thinking, it’s ok. Don’t feel bad or weird or anything. You’re not alone. Before starting Bar Patrol I probably would have been standing on the same side of …

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10 Interview Questions for Hiring a Rockstar Server/Bartender

Here’s a fact: In the past three years I have asked approximately 50 owners and managers what their #1 pain point is in running their business. I’d say 45 of those 50 stated that managing and motivating employees was their top pain-in-the-ass issue that they wish would just go away. If you are an owner …

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