Restaurant Health Inspection: Are You Ready?

Dave Allred Bar Management 101

How come nobody talks about the sexiness of health codes, with all the mold and fruit flies and the prevention of rat feces in the work place? Guess I’m by myself in that space. Nevertheless, you had better make sure that your bar/restaurant is up to code when it comes time for your next health inspection or the consequences will …

3 Bar Inventory Auditors Reveal Their Massive Success…

Dave Allred Bar Management 101

MEET SIMON RODRIGUEZ Simon worked at the same cantina in Phoenix for 17 years until he finally decided enough was enough and started searching for another career. He contacted me about 9 months ago, signed up for the Master Course and he is currently performing full-service inventories for 8 bars and earns just under $100,000 per year while only working …

How I Make $150 Per Hour As Bar Inventory Auditor

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I have no idea who you are, how happy you are with your current career right now or how you got here, but what I do know is that in the summer of 2010, I was at the end of my rope. I’m talking curled-up-in-the-corner-sucking-my-thumb end of the rope. After spending two decades working in bars for tips and managing …

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What Should Your Pour Cost Percentage Be?

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I hear the same thing from owners and managers everywhere I go: “My pour cost percentage is fine. Why would I need your system?” Simple, sir (or madam)…because you are blind to what is going on behind your bar. First of all, most owners have no idea if their pour cost percentage is fine or not because they don’t know …

10 Awesome Novelty Drink Ideas For Your Bar

Dave Allred Bar Management 101, Bartending 101 2 Comments

If you haven’t read WHY you should find a novelty drink for your bar, go back and read 7 REASONS YOU SHOULD CREATE A NOVELTY DRINK FOR YOUR BAR. If you don’t need any more convincing and are ready for some ideas so you can get started creating buzz at your bar, let me share with you the best 10 …

7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

Dave Allred Bar Management 101, Bartending 101 1 Comment

For those of you new to the subject of novelty bar drinks, they are the equivalent of a cat chasing after and swatting at a piece of yarn you dangle in front of it. Stupid cat. I own one myself (not by choice) She sits there with that superior-to-the-rest-of-us attitude, yet the moment there’s movement, she just can’t help herself. She …

Your Bar Manager Sucks!

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Many people may not know this about me, but I’m on a committee to pass a bill that requires bar managers to do “management ride-alongs” with other successful managers before they are allowed to get hired as a bar or restaurant manager.  Alright, I lied.  After all, committees are hard. It wasn’t until I started my business five years ago …