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Beverage Strategies

Bar Trends

By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant.

 

Let me comment on a few current trends in adult beverage and how to best leverage your teams.  Taking the necessary steps can increase incremental beverage sales and as well separate you from that “sea of sameness” in the adult beverage category.

 

What we know:

Males are 2x more likely to go out more often than females. So how do I attract more female traffic in my restaurant?

 

  • CHANGE THE CHANNEL. Create a LADIES’ shed, not to compete but to recognize.
  • Women should  not only feel welcome but secure in your bar environment so think about how your staffing your restaurant.

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BEVERAGE TRENDS TACTICS

You Must Control Bar Food Costs

Control bar food costs

By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant.

 

There is a lot more to controlling food cost in the bar area that one would assume. Are you placing the same focus on food products that are consumed in the bar as those that are consumed in the dining room? Let me explain why you should.

 

Controlling food cost must be an all-out team effort….

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A Look at Hot Beverage Trends

Beverage Trends

Beverages can be a profit-minded operator’s best friend, attracting and keeping patrons and providing a high-margin source of revenues.

 

According to Synergy’s new beverage expert George Barton, who has spent 35 years in casual dining operations, “The beverage segment is all about how quickly styles change, and it’s easy to fall into a sea of sameness. If you don’t stay current with the trends, you’ll fall behind.

Read the whole article here: TAP IN TO THESE HOT BEVERAGE TRENDS 

Hard ciders are a new beverage trend

Hard cider is rapidly expanding beyond Martinelli’s and into a craft beverage. Traditionally made with apples, cider can also be from the juice of other fruits such as peaches, berries, and pears. The typical ABV for hard ciders are also very flexible…

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Crispin - Bird on a wire | Image credit: Flickr by o_sam_o

Crispin – Bird on a wire | Image credit: Flickr by o_sam_o