3 Bar Inventory Consultant Students Reveal Their Massive Success…

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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 $100,000+ Per Year As Bar Inventory Consultant

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If you’re reading this right now, I’m proud of you. I know that sounds condescending, but you’d be surprised how many managers I come across in my work who are intensely unmotivated and spend their time lurking in the back office playing computer solitaire or surfing Facebook and the thought of doing something like Becoming a Bar Consultant would never …

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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 …

7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

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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 …

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The Bar & Restaurant 10-Step Customer Service System That Will Keep Your Guests Coming Back Again and Again

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I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing about customer service. It’s cliché and you’d rather have your nipples twisted with a pair of pliers than discuss customer service again. However, in business we all know (or should know) that it is much easier and cheaper to retain existing customers than it is to find new ones, and the only …

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 …

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 …