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How to Cut-Off a Drunk Guest [5 Steps]

If there’s one thing we want no part of as an owner, a manager, or even a bartender or server, and that is the drunk belligerent moron in your bar who has crossed the line of decency. Anyone who has ever set foot in a bar knows exactly what I’m talking about. They’re loud, they’re

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GoTab vs. Square POS – Which One Should You Choose?

When it comes to finding the best free restaurant POS system for your bar, restaurant, food truck, hotel, etc., both GoTab and Square are both great POS systems for your business, but in the end, one stands above the rest. In fact, I’m not even going to play the neutral commentator on this one. If

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How to Buy an Existing Restaurant Checklist

Considering the time, the cost and the exhaustive research that goes into opening your own bar or restaurant, buying an existing restaurant might be exactly what you’re looking for. With that said, buying a restaurant is no slam dunk. There is a lot to consider, so right here, right now I’m going to help you

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How to become a bartender

How to Become a Bartender in 2021 [5 Steps]

Lately my email box has been flooded with the same question over and over which is: Dave, should I even try to become a bartender during these uncertain times of COVID? And if so, how do I become a bartender, especially if I have no experience? How do I learn the bartending skills I need?

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Do You Need a Bartending License [The REAL Truth]?

Whenever I’m asked how to get a bartending license from someone wanting to become a bartender, I can’t help but picture some stiff government worker—perhaps an ABC agent himself (Department of Alcohol Beverage Control)— sauntering into a bar in a long, tan trench coat (and possibly a detective’s fedora) and barking gruffly at the bartender

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10 Tips for Hiring a Kick-Ass Restaurant Staff

As we navigate through this new life veiled in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep our eye on the ball. Yes, the closing down of bars and restaurants has been devastating, but for those who have found a way to survive, the pendulum is soon going to start swinging back in the other direction,

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