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The Only Beverage and Food Cost Formula
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Food and beverage costs can be your BFFs or you biggest enemies. It’s all in how you calculate ...
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50 Buzzworthy Bar and Restaurant Promotion Ideas to Improve Slow Nights

Great bar and restaurant promotion ideas get people talking – and get guests in the door. These 50 ...
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Spring Activities for Seniors to Shake Off the Winter Blues (9 Fresh Ideas)

From gardening to trivia nights, these Spring activities for seniors are a great way for your residents to enjoy the sunshine and get social!
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12 St. Patrick’s Day Promotions That’ll Have You Seeing Green

Gearing up for March 17th? Draw in BIG crowds to your bar or restaurant with these St. Patrick's Day promotions covering everything from themed drinks to contests.
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Best Restaurant Blogs to Follow (The Top 24)

Manage or own a restaurant? We've compiled a list of the most informative and helpful restaurant blogs with advice on operations, marketing, management, and more!

Best Practices to Give a Top-Class Bartending Service

Bartending has to be one of the most challenging, exciting and demanding jobs around. Spirited Training have put together some fundamental best practices of how bartenders can give great customer service.
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Let the Mania Begin! Basketball Promotions for Bars (12 Slam Dunk Ideas)

Crazy upsets. Cinderella teams. Bracket wars. It can only mean one thing: it’s college basketball tournament time. These 12 basketball promotions for bars will be a slam dunk with fans – and add points to your bottom line. First, a quick timeout: It’s illegal to run a betting pool around the tournament. Basketball promotions for…
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How to Launch Bar and Restaurant Promotions for Maximum ROI

To make money, you’ve got spend money. The key is to spend it wisely. Discover the simple plan for launching bar and restaurant promotions that deliver maximum bang for your buck. Plus, find out the 4 top secret methods for marketing your promotions (see step #4). Step #1) Promote with Purpose: 4 Key Questions to…
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5 Ways to Make Your Happy Hour the Best on the Block

Happy hour. It’s the most wonderful time of day for patrons. With these 5 key elements and 15 ideas for irresistible happy hour promotions, it can be your golden opportunity, too. In no particular order, here are the components of a rockin’ happy hour: An awesome food and drink menu The right timing A great…
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Spring Event Ideas to Boost Sales at Your Restaurant

With winter thawing and turning into spring sunshine, it’s the perfect time to ramp up your restaurant’s private events program. If you’re struggling to find inspiration to draw in new crowds, we can help. Below, we’ve listed just a few seasonally minded ideas that’ll boost your bottom line and attract a new crop of guests to…

Hold the Wheat: 11 Gluten-Free Beers to Know

Raise your glass – of sorghum beer – to your next best opportunity: Creating a gluten-free beer list. With an estimated 1 in 5 Americans seeking out gluten-free food and drinks, you’ll make 20% of your guests very happy. The 4 Golden Rules of Offering Gluten-Free Beer Catering to the gluten-free crowd has bottom line…
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17 Things (Successful) Restaurant Managers Never, Ever Do

Never say never, except when it comes to restaurant manager missteps. From closing early to relying on regulars, see if you’re making these common mistakes. Then, get 17 fast fixes – all backed by the latest research – to rock your role as a restaurant manager. 1. Overstuff the Menu It’s known as the paradox…
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