2016

Yearly Archives

  • What Do I Do With a Drunk?

    What Do I Do With a Drunk?As a bar manager or bartender, you either have faced or will have to face the delicate issue of how to handle a drunk. Often an effective approach will make the difference between a peaceful incident and a potentially violent confrontation.As we mentioned in a previous article, the drunk […]

  • Draft Beer: Are Your Profits Going Up in Foam?

    Draft Beer: Are Your Profits Going Up in Foam?Draft beer is considered by many beer drinkers to be the ultimate in flavor. The process used to brew beer for kegs is different from bottled/canned beer, and the minimal preservatives used allows the true beer taste to shine through.Bar operators love draft beer also, and not […]

  • Drunks: Are They Responsible, or Are You?

    Drunks: Are They Responsible, or Are You? If a bar patron causes an accident or other legal problem, who is responsible?Remember this: The person legally responsible for the intoxicated individual is “the hand that served the drink.” That rule of thumb can mean a bar or bartender is liable if a bar patron becomes legally intoxicated […]

  • Effective Response to the Dreaded Auditor

    Effective Response to the Dreaded AuditorAre You Vulnerable to Tax Audits?Auditors look for operations with lots of cash sales. They tend to select industries using employees who earn tips. The nature of the bar business is cash-based and employees earn tips. Both of these characteristics attract auditors.In this new arena of increased audits, it is […]

  • Why There’s No Substitute for PHYSICAL Inventory

    Why There’s No Substitute for PHYSICAL InventoryYour POS ( Point Of Sale ) system is an excellent tool for handling many functions in your operation. Where most POS systems fall short, however, is in the crucial area of physical inventory.Although many POS vendors and pouring control systems will tell you they handle physical inventory just fine, […]