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Restaurant How-To: Cut Costs Without Cutting Corners

You can call it being thrifty, frugal, or just plain savvy, but every business owner wants to save money, especially in the current climate. Additionally, they want to cut costs while not having a det...

Restaurant Upselling Techniques That Actually Work

Good upselling practices are key to making your bar or restaurant more profitable. But did you know that the right tactics can also boost your customer’s experience and help build loyalty among your c...

A Bar Manager's Guide to a Socially Distanced Halloween

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way that the service industry operates. As fall approaches and more people focus on the holidays ahead, it’s time to start planning for a social-distanced Hallowe...

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....

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