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How to Handle a Hotshot Celebrity Appearance at Your Bar

It’s not exactly an industry secret that properly handled bar promotions featuring a local or national celebrity appearance are incredibly lucrative. Simply put, typical patrons will show up if [...]

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Alcohol Playlist: Best Drinking Songs for Small Bars

No matter how many numbers you crunch, promotions you push, and discounts you email out to regulars, nothing is better for business than word-of-mouth and good old-fashioned bar entertainment. [...]

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How to Cater to Food Allergies

In the last 20 years, food allergies and sensitivities in the United States have increased by 50%. That’s a staggering figure, and is simply something you can’t afford to ignore if you want to [...]

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Pub Games to Spice Up Your Bar

When you’re an established bar or pub with a seasoned group of regulars, it can be tempting to slide into status quo territory, thinking your brand will speak for itself. But for smaller niche [...]

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Increase Bar Sales this Winter with These Unique Cocktails

When the temperature drops, your customers probably won’t be hankering for summery sangrias or light, fruity cocktails. That means it’s probably time to switch up your drink menu! By including [...]

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The Rise of Food Prices & What’s Ahead

You’ve probably observed the rising cost of the food you order for your restaurant. It would be hard not to notice—the price change hasn’t exactly been subtle! The USDA reports that meat prices [...]

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Restaurant Management: Management vs. Leadership

You might think that management and leadership are the same thing, but they’re actually very different! You don’t have to be a manager in order to be a leader, and some managers don’t know how to [...]

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Lost Sales: Is Your Staff Costing You Money?

In the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin’s character motivates a real estate office by telling them first place in that month’s sales contest receives a car, with the runner-up getting a [...]

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How to Increase Tips for Servers

Let’s face it—tips can make or break your night. However, you need to think outside of the framework of “the customer is always right.” The core competencies of this notion should always be [...]

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5 Must-Follow Facebook Tips

Given Facebook’s importance in social media marketing there really is no such thing as spending too much time working on your bar or restaurant’s use of the platform. Between content, style and [...]