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Post-Pandemic: 6 Fourth of July Tips for Bar Managers

Although it’s a little too soon to say the restaurant industry (or any industry for that matter) has cleared the Coronavirus outbreak, we are seeing progress each and every day. Now, more states have ...

7 Tips to Boost Employee Loyalty at Your Restaurant

In an industry as competitive as Food and Bev, boosting employee loyalty is ongoing battle. Aside from the number on their paycheck, it’s important that the staff feels that their time spent at work i...

A Bar Manager's Guide to Rehiring Furloughed Employees

Chances are, you’ve had to furlough some of (if not most of) your employees during the Coronavirus outbreak. And although furloughing isn’t easy for either the employer or the employee in question, th...

Kitchen Confidential: Perfecting To-Go Cocktail Delivery

The idea of a cocktail to-go has always presented a bit of a head-scratching, “What if?” scenario for bars and restaurants. But as the novel Coronavirus outbreak runs its course, the age of the to-go ...

Reopening 101: The Ultimate Bar Manager's Checklist

Restaurants in parts of the country are slowly starting to re-open, as the nation looks to turn a corner on the Coronavirus outbreak. While we all hope for smooth sailing during these re-openings, wel...

7 Ways to Support Your Essential, On-Site Staff

In most parts of the country, restaurants are feeling the pain -- even more so than other industries. Many American workers fall into the category of desk workers, and can more-or-less perform their f...

8 Ways to Build a Killer Team Culture at Your Bar or Restaurant

Culture is an often-repeated buzzword within the working world. It’s more often heard in corporate structures than restaurants, so it can be easy for us restaurant folk to forget the concept entirely....

What the CARES Act Means for Your Restaurant

On March 27, the US Government signed into action the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. At $2.2 trillion, the CARES Act is the single largest economic relief package in US hi...

Beverage Industry COVID-19 Resources

In hopes of taking some of the stress you may be having off your back, we've compiled a list of helpful resources for you and your staff. We will continue to update this page as the situation unfolds....

How Restaurants Can Leverage Delivery Apps Amid COVID-19

Like it or not, food delivery services like Grubhub and UberEats are here to stay. The rising consumer demand for off-premises dining has forced even higher-end restaurants to dip their toes into deli...

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