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Beverage Markup and Gross Profit Table|
Knowing what your markup and gross profit is on every beverage you sell is essential in determining what your selling price should be. Use this extensive table to quickly determine how profitable a selling price will be based on your input cost . . . more>>
TRUE COST RECIPE SPREADSHEET|
Knowing how much menu items really cost is essential in pricing them profitably. Without knowing your true item costs, you're guessing at what items are profitable. Use the True Cost Recipe Spreadsheet to calculate recipe cost including yield percentages to uncover the real costs of your menu items . . . more>>
Bar Employee Reprimand Form Templates|
When an employee does something or fails to do something according to your bar's stated policies, it is necessary to bring this unacceptable behavior to his or her attention. Use the Bar Employee Reprimand Form Templates to document the occurrence and make the employee aware of the issue so that they do not repeat it again . . . more>>
How to Increase Profits By Adding Combo Items to Your Menu|
Customers value "combo meals" highly and are less resistant to price when ordering them. If you don't have combo items on your menu, you're leaving profits on the table. Learn the different combo menu options and which ones are right for you to roll out in your bar . . . more>>
Music Licensing for Bars and Restaurants: What You Need to Know|
If you play recorded or live music in your bar, you need to be fully aware of all music licensing requirements. The price of not knowing and complying when required opens your business to legal clams by music rights holders such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC that could be very costly if your are sued . . . more>>
Bar Manager Hour by Hour Checklist|
If your manager is overwhelmed by tasks or doesn't know where to start, nothing productive gets done. Instead of letting events get out of hand, set some guidelines to help determine the day's tasks. Use the Bar Manager Hour by Hour Checklist to cover the specific tasks the manager needs do to throughout the day so that your bar runs the way you want . . . more>>
How to Quickly Create and Roll Out a Food Allergy Plan For Your Bar|
With 12 million Americans affected by food allergies, chances are some of these people are already your customers. If you don't have food allergy plan in place, you're at risk for liability issues relating to allergy incidents. Use our food allergy guide to create a viable plan for your bar on how your staff should handle customers with food allergies . . . more>>
Bar Yearly Advertising Plan|
Putting together a yearly advertising plan for your bar is vital in allocating your advertising spend. With the amount that you spend on advertising, you can't afford to "wing it". Use the Bar Yearly Advertising Plan spreadsheet to help you calculate and plan out your bar's yearly advertising expenditures . . . more>>
Bartender Sidework Completion Checklist|
During the course of every bartender shift your bartenders need to clean, stock, and prepare the bar for customers and for upcoming shifts. Having a written checklist keeps your bartenders focused on exactly what needs to be done and will make their day easier and your operation run more efficiently. Use the Bartender Sidework Completion Checklist to ensure what needs to be done gets completed . . . more>>
Bar Revenue Management: Proven Ways to Increase Your Sales 3% to 5%|
Most bars do not operate at peak efficiency during their busiest times. This results in additional sales and profits being lost each day due to the failure to follow a few key revenue management strategies. Learn several specific revenue enhancing steps successful bars are using to increase sales from 3% to 5% and that cost almost nothing to roll out . . . more>>
Monthly Bar Maintenance Checklist|
Performing regular maintenance on your bar's facility and equipment will help ensure that things are working properly and efficiently as well as provide a safe environment for your employees and guests. The Monthly Bar Maintenance Checklist will help you know what to check at your bar and how frequently you need to check it . . . more>>
Bar Pre-Shift Meeting Topics|
Pre-shift meetings give your managers/supervisors the opportunity to discuss with your staff numerous relevant topics to improve your operation, customer service, and profitability. Use the Bar Pre-Shift Meeting Topics to have a variety of topics to choose from that will keep your staff from getting bored with what's discussed and keep your meetings fresh . . . more>>
Bar Alcohol Service Policy|
In addition to alcohol service training for you staff, you also need to have a written alcohol policy for your bar. An alcohol policy helps to make alcohol service guidelines clear and to protect your bar from liability. Use the Bar Alcohol Service Policy as a template for creating an alcohol service policy in your bar . . . more>>
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