Restaurant Health Inspection: Are You Ready?

Restaurant Health Inspection: Are You Ready?

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 be substantial, including shutting down your business. Remaining up to code isn't that complicated, but it does require you putting a cleaning system in place and some elbow grease. And of course, you must know what to look for, which is why I created The Ultimate Health Inspection Guide, complete with checklists, so you can ensure that your bar/restaurant stays up to code, and most importantly, that none of your guests get sick. To get your guide visit the Resources page here at Barpatrol.net and simply download the PDF, print it out and hang it on your wall or tack it to your forehead. Whatever...
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3 Bar Inventory Auditors Reveal Their Massive Success…

3 Bar Inventory Auditors Reveal Their Massive Success…

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: -50px 0px 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_custom_headline level="h1" looks_like="h4" accent="false"]Real People, Real Stories From Those Who Had Enough And Decided To Take Action[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text style="FONT-SIZE:1.2EM;"]MEET SIMON RODRIGUEZ[/cs_text][x_image type="rounded" src="http://therealbarman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/simon-rodriguez.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]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 30 hours per week. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px...
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How I Make $150 Per Hour As Bar Inventory Auditor

How I Make $150 Per Hour As Bar Inventory Auditor

*(At the end of this article, grab a FREE copy of my latest book, The Bar Auditor's Handbook: The Undergound Playbook for Earning $150/Hr. as a Bar Inventory Auditor, which shares the exact blueprint system I used to build my 6-figure auditing business) 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 uninspired employees, I took a look around and suddenly realized—as many hospitality workers do—that the path I was headed down was aimed directly at dead-end brick wall with very few options that would help me avoid the endless late nights and relying on 18% gratuity to pay for my retirement. Be honest: Almost nobody wants to work in a bar/restaurant forever. Almost...
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What Should Your Pour Cost Percentage Be?

What Should Your Pour Cost Percentage Be?

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 what’s causing it to go up and down. Many feel that if they are at 22%, then they are doing just fine, but in reality they have no idea. Second of all, I find that many owners don’t want to know what’s going on behind their bar. It’s absolutely insane to me that you wouldn’t want to know what’s going on in your business, but I see it time and time again. POUR COST % VARIES GREATLY ON MANY FACTORS, INCLUDING: What you price your drinks at Bartender theft The accuracy of the inventory count The amount of happy hour or discount specials you sell Which...
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10 Awesome Novelty Drink Ideas For Your Bar

10 Awesome Novelty Drink Ideas For Your Bar

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 novelty drinks I have had that I couldn't stop thinking or talking about with other people. 1. The Big Ass Mule. I have to put this at #1 because it's the one we chose for our bar. Not to mention Moscow Mules popularity has spread faster than the zombie population on The Walking Dead. The way we do it is to fill the 96 oz. cup with ice, add 4 oz. of lime juice and empty a 12.68 oz. bottle of Tito's into the giant mug. Then top with ginger beer. One of our biggest sellers, especially on the weekends.   2. THE OUTRAGEOUS BLOODY...
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7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

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 tries to pretend she doesn't care, but like an addict with a line of cocaine sitting on the table, she eventually can't stand it anymore and pounces on it. It's quite entertaining to watch, and in the same way my cat is attracted to it's precious yarn, people are enthralled and fascinated by novelty drinks. First off, let's define what "Novelty" actually means. Novelty is defined as: The quality of being new, unique or unusual A small or original toy or ornament Novelty drinks fit both of these definitions. They are both unique and a sort of toy for your guests to drink from. If...
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Your Bar Manager Sucks!

Your Bar Manager Sucks!

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 that I really started paying attention and putting managers under a microscope, and since then the lack of leadership and accountability I have witnessed has started me down a rabbit hole of madness. I’m talking curl-into-a-fetal-position-and-suck-your-thumb kind of madness.  Forget postal workers. Apathetic bar managers incite me to be 21 times more likely to carve someone’s eyes out with a salad fork than a mailman. I can only compare it to Chinese water torture (drip, drip, drip).  That single drop splashing on your forehead is nothing at first, but witnessing bar managers leaning indifferently on the end of the bar for an hour without moving...
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How Much Are Regulars Costing Your Bar?

How Much Are Regulars Costing Your Bar?

One thing you should know about me: I love Panda Express. So much so that they should probably sponsor my website and give me a free Panda t-shirt, because I’m there all the time, to the point that it’s a bit embarrassing really. As I was standing in line yesterday waiting to order, the lady behind the glass yelled out, “Hi, Dave. Orange chicken again today?” The people in front of me turned around and looked at me as if to say, “Seriously? The Panda Express lady knows you by name?” “You know it,” I yelled back awkwardly to the lady, whose name I shamefully did not know. Two of the people in line gave disbelieving head shakes, but they can F-off. I stand by my obsession, which had just been oddly intensified by the lunch-line lady who made me feel important and special. At this point my ADD brain started thinking about regulars. The word itself belongs to the bar industry for the most part, but really...
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