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This Hero Helped the Kincade Fire 

 

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At Backbar, we decided to make the ultimate Chicago cocktail: We used an infusion technique for spirits called fat..

No idea what went on this week?  No problem, we'll fill you in. 

 

You Will Not Believe What Is Costing You $14,469

 

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Here's a taste of this week's headlines

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5 Reasons Restaurant Should Self-Deliver

 

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Who knew running a successful bar and restaurant would require so much math?

# Liquor Cost

Here is a quick look at some of the top headlines in the restaurant industry this week and around the U.S.

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There are many costs that go into running a restaurant and while some are not controllable, others are, and taking..

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"I'm sorry we are out of that."  There is nothing worse than going to a bar and they are out of what you wanted.  Do..

# Bar Inventory

Top headlines from the restaurant industry this week. 

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Does the thought of sitting down and creating a purchasing budget stress you out to the point that you find..

# Liquor Cost

Here is a recap of what went on in the restaurant industry this week for current news on food, beverage, and..

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One of the most important elements of running a successful bar is to control and maintain a low liquor cost. 

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Inventory can be one of the most costly things when it comes to running a bar or restaurant so analyzing your data..

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Here is what is going on in the restaurant industry this week in food, beverage, news and technology.  

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At Backbar we know that taking liquor inventory can be a headache, so we created a free bar inventory app to help..

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At Backbar we know purchasing liquor from your vendors takes time and various communication platforms.  So we made..

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The life of a bar manager is filled with long shifts and heavy workloads. A traditional 40-hour work week would feel..

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Since the mid-2000s, life has changed for bartenders. The cocktail revival kicked off in the mid aughts wasn't a..

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Here's a quick question: What is the most important part of the restaurant business?

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We talk to dozens of restaurants every day and they often tell us one of their top challenges is training their wait..

# Bartender Training, # Wine Knowledge

Who hasn't had sushi? Well, maybe a few of you. But the Japanese food has become extremely popular in the U.S. as..

# Wine Knowledge

If you're a restaurant manager looking for bigger opportunities, or a non-management level restaurant employee..

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I recently wrote about Bar Inventory Accounting and while that post and many others in our Backbar Academy discuss..

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Running a successful bar relies on a team of people that must all be in sync and aware of their duties and..

# Bartender Training

The first World Rum Day is being celebrated this month on July 11th, 2019. It's a day for bars, cocktail and spirit..

For most restaurant and bar owners and managers, the enjoyable part of the job revolves around delighting customers..

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One of the fastest growing careers in restaurants and hospitality is the sommelier track. In the past few years the..

# Wine Knowledge

Doing regular inventory of your bar is critical to running a successful beverage operation. And there are many ways..

# Bar Inventory

1. Include Mouthwatering Photography & Videos (with alt tags!)

I can’t think of another industry where photography..

# Restaurant Management

People don’t go to restaurants just for the food. They go for the experience of having a relaxing time while having..

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Taking bar inventory can be time consuming and frustrating. It’s a lot of work to count hundreds of bottles, move..

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We know that normally, business owners have enough questions of their own and aren’t looking to add any more to..

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Losing a restaurant manager can be really devastating. It can upend employee relationships, diminish a positive work..

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Some managers have intangible qualities that make them effective leaders and impactful mentors. If you're lucky,..

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The explosive growth of restaurants has increased the cooking opportunities for cooks and chefs and this has left..

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Every year Earth Day is a time when everyone makes the extra effort to volunteer and be more environmentally..

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Creativity is taking center stage and that is apparent in the 2019 cocktail trends. From garnishes to a twist on..

No one likes to blend in and thats especially true for craft beers. Once a trend themselves, craft beer has expanded..

With 2019 in full effect lets take a look at some of the biggest wine trends that are going to take the industry by..

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The allure of the restaurant industry is easy to understand. The money can be good and comes fast. The obligation is..

# Restaurant Management

What makes a good restaurant staff? Is it that they smile? Can double-stir cocktails? Sure, hospitality and talent..

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The world of wine can be intimidating. From full bodied red wines to crisp dry white wines. The options are truly..

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Whether its the freezing winter, the holiday season, or healthy new year's resolutions, a slow business season is..

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Does your restaurant's menu change seasonally? It should. And not just your food menu. Your wine, beer, and cocktail..

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A consistent flow of new beers, breweries, and bars are feeding the beer loving public each day. If you're at a bar..

# Bartender Training

A restaurant is only as good its staff. The bartender, servers, and help staff are the heart and soul of a..

# Restaurant Management

Par levels are a phrase you'll hear often when working at a bar or restaurant. But it's more than an industry term...

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Ah, the sacred wine by the glass list... In many restaurants the glass list is responsible for up to 75% of all wine..

# Liquor Cost

Everywhere we look, it seems like a new, high-level cocktail program is being offered at bars both new and old. More..

# Liquor Cost

Once, during a busy Friday night a bar in Chicago, a recently hired server returned a glass of White Zinfandel to..

# Wine Knowledge

Pricing drinks can be a tricky part of the bar business, but it doesn’t have to be. Pricing your drinks properly..

# Liquor Cost

Taking liquor inventory at your bar or restaurant can be a pain. But the best way to minimize the pain is to create..

# Bar Inventory

A well run bar should have an alcohol cost between 18-20% of sales. It's the golden range for bar managers and..

# Liquor Cost

If you hang out in bars long enough, you'll eventually start to hear all sorts of unusual and interesting phrases..

# Bartender Training

What wine pairs well with fish? What is the difference between a red and white wine glass? What does a dry wine..

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