By James Keil
Traditionally for restaurants, training videos have been hit or miss— but mostly miss. For quite some time, the video resources available to restaurant operators were pretty limited. You could purchase some stock video off the shelf on “Knife Handling”, “Bussing”, “Taking Orders”, etc., and hope the content somewhat resembled the way want things done in your restaurant. Your other option was to pour a bunch of money into professional video production. Thanks to… Continue
Added by Waitrainer on February 14, 2014 at 3:33pm —
Today, smart restaurant marketers focus on building relationships and creating meaningful interactions by engaging audiences through multiple channels. Your ability to understand the consumer and stay in tune with current trends ensures that you stay in front of the right people in order to build a strong following, and stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace. This infographic shows the Top Restaurant Marketing Trends of 2013 to help you target consumers in smart and influential… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on May 14, 2013 at 1:51pm —
Sports bars are amidst a very unique market. Promoting and marketing one allows for unique, informal, and outside the box ways of doing so. They can tend to come a dime a dozen so setting yours apart from others is very crucial. These methods can show that you mean business, and failure to do so can mean the end of yours.
Support Local Teams
Show you customers that you are on their side. Fans want a place that feels like home where they can feel comfortable rooting for… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on May 9, 2013 at 2:08pm —
From artisan craft cocktails to shareable plates and mobile apps, let’s explore some of the top trends that bars and restaurant owners should be paying attention to this year according to industry experts.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) surveyed more… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on April 17, 2013 at 6:19am —
In 2012 alone, more than 770 million smartphones were shipped. That number is projected to increase by 30% in 2013. It seems as if almost everyone from your 10-year-old niece to your 70-year-old grandma knows the ins and outs of operating a smartphone. With that being said, one of the most enticing aspects of having a smart phone is the use of applications. As of October 2012, Android had more than 700,000 apps and as of Jan. 2013, Apple had 775,000. Keeping these astounding figures in mind,… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on April 15, 2013 at 8:00am —
Did you know that NO TAXI COMPANY EVER ORDERS ANY DRIVER TO RESPOND TO ANY PARTICULAR CALL?
That's why service sucks. You know what I mean. If the driver ever shows up at all, he may come long before we were told and we aren't ready. That's because dispatchers have no idea if or when a driver will take the call.
Want to know why?
All taxi service business models operate in the paradigm that drivers will always be paid in cash. The cab companies don't want… Continue
Added by Kevin Brown on September 26, 2012 at 3:06pm —
Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-
Today’s recipe is true comfort food: buffalo chicken sub sandwiches. With your very first bite, you are reminded of your favorite sports bar or wings joint.
Crispy chicken tenders… Continue
Added by Foodem on August 6, 2012 at 7:00am —
I've had the privilege to work with bars to help manage and improve their social media efforts. There's no question Facebook and Twitter are both incredibly powerful because of their reach and ability to engage and get valuable feedback from customers. However, we also need to keep an eye out for technology that can improve the experience when visiting your establishment.
TabbedOut is an app that allows customers to… Continue
Added by Josh Hersh on January 18, 2011 at 5:00am —
The Ultimate in Wine Cellar Wood Flooring
Does your wine cellar floor make a statement?
What better statement can you make than to have your custom wine cellar flooring made from real original Napa Valley Oak Barrels? How would you like your wine cellar flooring to be not only exceptional but unique? Having it make the ultimate statement like no other flooring can truly be easy.
So how are Wine Barrels turned into beautiful wine cellar flooring that… Continue
Added by Jerry Wilson on December 30, 2010 at 8:45am —
As Facebook grows in popularity
, every change they make or feature they add becomes increasingly more relevant to us in business. Facebook is no longer about college kids keeping up with each others photos from the weekend, it has become a platform where we interconnect all aspects of our social lives. For bars and restaurants this is particularly important as more and more potential… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on November 23, 2010 at 2:00am —
Bar Interior Designs
make or break a bar. Long before you have had a chance to order a drink, a first impression has been formed. The artists, architects and designers that have created the amazing designs below have not only created evocative, memorable and visually inspiring decors, they have set the tone and subtly constructed the flow and layout in ways that promote atmosphere and most importantly: help increase sales. Get some inspiration for your… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 21, 2010 at 4:30am —
A Californian homeless man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers.
California, Sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year.
Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club’s… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 15, 2010 at 6:35pm —
Do you have cameras installed in your bar or restaurant? most probably. In fact, if you don’t, you’re leaving yourself wide open for theft and fraudulent insurance claims. But when does enough become enough? Do you install cameras in your toilets?
Well, the owners of a new bar in Basingstoke in the UK have defended their decision to install a CCTV camera in the men’s toilets.
A customer complained to a local newspaper after spotting the camera in the toilet at… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 15, 2010 at 6:24pm —
Over at ManageYourBar.com
today I spoke about a recent experience I had in a bar where I calculated the bar was losing $200/hr through theft. This wasn’t a flash in the pan, most bars have a level of theft, but the difference between profit and loss can be how you manage loss and what your threshold is for allowing it to happen at all.
What’s your threshold? The most profitable bars follow… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:08pm —
released today by the marketing firm NPD Group shows that over the past five years, breakfast accounted for 60% of the U.S. Restaurant Industry Traffic Growth and continues to be a bright spot. In fact the two menu items that had the biggest growth are both items that bars could easily offer, even if not serving food presently: Coffee and Breakfast… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:04pm —
Believe it or not, this is exactly what happened to a bar in Massachusetts
, at least for a three day period anyway. It seems that neighbors of the bar noticed promotions on Facebook that were in contravention of the local liquor laws, however the bar owner tried in vain to defend himself by claiming that a former “rogue bartender” posted illegal “drink till you drop” and “free shots… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:02pm —
It looks like one of the mainstays of a bar owner’s promotion toolkit is to fall victim to over-enthusiastic lawmakers, keen to pander to frivolous lawsuits.
According to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, a Ladies Night promotion now constitutes illegal gender discrimination!
I kid you not. It seems like nothing is sacred any… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I came across this great article in Canada’s Financial Post
about how a new bar & restaurant grew their email contact list to over 1000 people very quickly and started building their list before the bar was even fully open.
In a few weeks we’ll be launching a toolkit of 365… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 5:54pm —
A friend of mine Chris Lenahan is no strange to opening bars. He’s got quite a few under his belt at this stage. He’s also the man behind many of the big bars in Las Vegas.
What’s so great about Chris is that he shares what he does so openly and for his latest venture. a dueling piano bar, he has videod every step of the planning process, pre-opening and opening of the bar. This is really informative stiff and great for anyone thinking of getting into the bar… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 5:51pm —
Today we’re bringing you another great guest post. This post is by Doug Fisher, a highly sought after management consultant based in Canada who we’re delighted to showcase on TheBarBlogger.com. You can find out more about Doug at http://www.fhgi.com
Co-Worker Scams To Look Out For Behind The Bar
Bartenders not only steal from their employers and customers, but have also been known to steal… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 5:43pm —