Craft Beer Black Market

Craft Beer Black Market

You may not be willing to shell out big bucks for a great seat (or any seat!) at the big game, but how much are you willing to pay for your favorite craft beer while you’re watching at home? There’s a growing craft beer black market due to the popularity and scarcity of a few […]

Fake Craft Beer

Fake Craft Beer

There will be no shortage of beer advertisements during the Super Bowl on Sunday, including the always much anticipated one featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. You know Budweiser isn’t a craft beer, but you might be fooled by fake craft beer. We shared the Brewers Association (BA) definition of craft beer (Craft Beer Growth), and BA […]

Craft Beer Growth

Craft Beer Growth

Ah, the last week of January… the week leading up to what many believe is the most important day of the year (with plenty of petitions to make the day after a new federal holiday). Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us, and the event and beer seem to go together perfectly. With an exciting […]

Redecorate Your Restaurant

Redecorate Your Restaurant

So far this week, we’ve touched on cleanliness (Restaurant Cleanliness is Critical to Success) and clutter (Get Rid of Clutter in Your Restaurant), but what if the problem goes beyond a thorough cleaning and de-cluttering? What if it’s time to redecorate your restaurant? What if you’re not sure? For starters, negative comments on review sites […]

Get Rid of Clutter in Your Restaurant

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We noted the impact of cleanliness to the success of your establishment (Restaurant Cleanliness is Critical to Success), and now it’s time to take a look at clutter. Clutter immediately suggests a lack of cleanliness, so no matter how free of dust, grease, and dirt it may be, it’s time to get rid of clutter […]

Restaurant Cleanliness is Critical to Success

Restaurant Cleanliness

Cleanliness may or may not be next to godliness; however, no matter how you look at it, restaurant cleanliness is critical to success. You may have the most exquisite menu and the best chef and your food preparation may pass inspections with flying colors, but let a patron experience a dirty fork, sticky table, or […]

Surviving an Immigration Audit

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For much of the country, January brings with it the need to deal with icy conditions, but what happens when ICE shows up on your door step? Last fall, Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided 1,000 businesses to uncover the hiring of illegal workers, making surviving an immigration audit high on priority lists. Like financial audits, […]

Increase Profitability Behind Your Bar

increase profitability behind your bar

As a pub owner or restaurateur, you may not be familiar with Lean manufacturing principles; however, there are a few you can employ to increase profitability behind your bar. As its name suggests, Lean manufacturing focuses on eliminating waste, including eliminating wasted motion and wasted space. Manufacturing efficiency drives profitability, and that same efficiency can […]

Resolution: Choose Your Vendor to Cut Food Costs

Choose your Vendor to Cut Food Costs

With the New Year, perhaps you’ve made some resolutions. One of your resolutions should be to choose your vendor to cut food costs in your restaurant. It’s time to overhaul your purchasing process and reduce the number of vendors you use and choose them wisely in order to boost your bottom line. If that seems […]

Baby Boomers Impact on Restaurants

baby boomers impact on restaurants

Many of those in the Baby Boomer generation may have not partied until the wee hours ringing in the New Year last week, but Baby Boomers certainly have an impact on restaurants. According to NPD Group, a leading global information and market study group, Baby Boomers and seniors are making more restaurant visits (including every […]