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If you're a new bar manager, you might be feeling overwhelmed with all the new responsibilities, so we're going to..
Craft beer became a separate category years ago and has taken off with diverse and top-notch flavors sure to please..
The health movement has set the tone for cocktail trends as we head into 2020. And while people might be looking..
At Backbar, we decided to make the ultimate Chicago cocktail: We used an infusion technique for spirits called fat..
Who knew running a successful bar and restaurant would require so much math?
Does the thought of sitting down and creating a purchasing budget stress you out to the point that you find..
Inventory can be one of the most costly things when it comes to running a bar or restaurant so analyzing your data..
At Backbar we know purchasing liquor from your vendors takes time and various communication platforms. So we made..
The first World Rum Day is being celebrated this month on July 11th, 2019. It's a day for bars, cocktail and spirit..
Doing regular inventory of your bar is critical to running a successful beverage operation. And there are many ways..
People don’t go to restaurants just for the food. They go for the experience of having a relaxing time while having..
Losing a restaurant manager can be really devastating. It can upend employee relationships, diminish a positive work..
Some managers have intangible qualities that make them effective leaders and impactful mentors. If you're lucky,..
The explosive growth of restaurants has increased the cooking opportunities for cooks and chefs and this has left..
Every year Earth Day is a time when everyone makes the extra effort to volunteer and be more environmentally..
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..
Whether its the freezing winter, the holiday season, or healthy new year's resolutions, a slow business season is..
A restaurant is only as good its staff. The bartender, servers, and help staff are the heart and soul of a..
Once, during a busy Friday night a bar in Chicago, a recently hired server returned a glass of White Zinfandel to..
A well run bar should have an alcohol cost between 18-20% of sales. It's the golden range for bar managers and..