10 Must Ask Interview Questions For Hiring the Perfect Server or Bartender

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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 or manager, you are nodding …

Bar and Liquor Inventory App From Bar Patrol

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Inventory sucks.  No argument there. And a good inventory system will definitely make it easier so you can run your business more efficiently and profitable, but the problem is that bar and liquor inventory software is sprouting up all over the place, overrunning our industry like a legion of ants converging on a sticky counter top. So where do you …

Why is Bar Inventory SO Important? 3 Hard Truths You Need to Look at

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I know you really don’t want to open up and read this article, because if you find out just HOW important your bar inventory is, it means you won’t be able to ignore it anymore. And yes, you’ve been ignoring it. That lazy count you do once per month on your clipboard is having the same impact as those shoes …

What is Pour Cost Percentage and How to Calculate it

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For those of you new to this whole bar managing thing, or if you’re a bartender who keeps hearing, “Goddammit, the pour cost percentage is too high,” and you find yourself nodding and pretending to know what that means, I’m here to help. In fact, we’re not only going to go over how to figure your overall pour cost percentage, …

The 21 Laws of Owning and Running a Bar

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To all of the owners and managers online who have been emailing me, you can stop pestering me now. It’s finished. You can buy on Amazon it by clicking HERE  and download it to the Kindle app for the price of a Grey Goose and tonic. But unlike vodka, this will save your business and reduce your next day headaches. Happy reading. Feel …

How to Determine Optimal Inventory Levels For Your Bar

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Bar managers love their giant inventory. They must. Why else would they have $20,000 of inventory on-hand when they’re sales are only $60,000 per month? I assume it’s the variety. Like owning a stamp or coin collection. It’s fun to show off your array of rare whiskeys and Scotches to people who walk in, which for some bars is fine …

Liquor Cost Control

The Secret to Cost Control That Nobody is Practicing

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If you’ve been in this industry for any amount of time, you have at least been exposed to an insane way of thinking that doesn’t exist in any other work force I’ve ever come across. This way of thinking has become so engrained over the years into the minds of owners and managers that it’s difficult for me to penetrate the …