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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>>
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>>
If you don't have a non fraternization policy for your managers and supervisors, you leave your business open to sexual harassment claims. Use the Non Fraternization Policy to reduce your exposure for liability and avoid potential conflict of interests . . . 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 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>>
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>>
BAR HOURLY LABOR COST ANALYSIS SPREADSHEET|
Labor costs are one of the largest expenses for your bar. Know exactly how many hours are being clocked each week and how much your labor costs are. Use the Bar Hourly Labor Cost Analysis Spreadsheet to determine hours per employee per day and the costs as well as the total costs versus budgeted costs for your bar . . . more>>
Pour Cost Percentage Worksheet|
Your bar's pour costs are always something that can be improved, but you can't gauge and improve those percentages unless you have a clear picture of what your pour costs are for different products. Use the Pour Cost Percentage Worksheet to help you take basic figures (like purchases and gross sales) and determine your pour cost percentage for liquor, wine or beer . . . more>>
BAR PROMOTION: Beer Wristband Discount|
This promotion is an ideal way for bars to get customers to come in earlier or stay later, depending on when you need customers the most. Low cost and easy to run, the Beer Wristband Discount promotion is very effective at increasing sales during slower hours . . . more>>
Food Safety Inspection Checklist|
Should you fail to pass your health inspections you can be fined or worse - shut down. Doing frequent self inspections will ensure that your bar is up to code and will help you feel confident when the real inspector comes. Use the Food Safety Self Inspection Checklist to see how you measure up to an inspection and make any changes needed before the health inspector comes. . . . more>>
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