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Bar Inventory

Restaurant Management, Bar Inventory

Elevate Your Restaurant Inventory for 2024

Restaurants and bars starting Q1 with a good inventory management system is crucial for ensuring profits and overall success. Effective inventory management allows establishments..

Bar Inventory, Restaurant Technology, Catering Operations

How to Cost Bar Packages for Profitability

With event season at its height, bar and restaurant management should be going over their pricing of bar packages. The importance of correctly pricing these packages cannot be..

Liquor Cost, Bar Inventory

Nightclub Inventory Guide | Everything You Need To Know

In the dynamic world of restaurant and bar accounting management, one crucial aspect that demands constant attention is cash flow.

Restaurant Management, Bar Inventory

How to Get Rid of Excess Inventory

When a restaurant or bar has excess inventory, it causesfood and liquor costs to balloon and reduces profitability. Excess inventory, or overstock, can pile up when you purchase..

Bar Inventory

Tips for Taking Restaurant Special Events Inventory

If your restaurant offers space for larger groups, special events, or even full building rentals then you might have struggled to successfully track the goods being sold to these..

Restaurant Management, Bar Inventory

8 Most Important Data Points to Track Behind the Bar

Being a bar manager requires a lot more math and brain power than you may think.

"This isn't what I signed up for!" you might be shouting over a pile of spreadsheets and..

Bar Inventory

How to Reduce Your Bar Inventory Levels

Keeping your inventory levels low without compromising on service is a tricky balance. How do you make sure you don't run out of product, while also keeping inventory levels..

Bar Inventory

Inventory Usage Rate is the Formula for a Successful Bar

Imagine that your bar's liquor inventory is perfectly managed:Your shelves are clear of overstocked liquor bottles that you don't need. You never run out of menu items..

Bar Inventory

5 Tips for Bar Managers to Manage Inventory [With Video]

If you're a new bar manager, you might be feeling overwhelmed with all the new responsibilities, so we're going to highlight 5 tips to focus on behind the bar to make things a..

Bar Inventory

Common Bar Inventory Mistakes

"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. As a restaurant owner, it's frustrating to see unhappy customers..

Bar Inventory

Using the Reporting Tools in Backbar to Manage Bar Inventory

Inventory can be one of the most costly things when it comes to running a bar or restaurant so analyzing your data to gain insights is one of the many benefits to using a..

Bar Inventory

Managing Liquor Inventory With Backbar Bar Inventory App

At Backbar we know that taking liquor inventory can be a headache, so we created a free bar inventory app to help reduce time spent on bar inventory by up to 66%. We took the..

Bar Inventory

Vendor Purchasing Through Backbar Bar Inventory App

At Backbar we know purchasing liquor from your vendors takes time and various communication platforms.  So we made your purchase order process seamless by putting it all in one. 

Bar Inventory

How to Measure and Improve Your Bar Inventory Performance

I recently wrote about Bar Inventory Accounting and while that post and many others in our Backbar Academy discuss best practices for doing inventory efficiently and accurately, I..

Bar Inventory

Inventory Accounting 101 for Restaurants and Bars

For most restaurant and bar owners and managers, the enjoyable part of the job revolves around delighting customers in the front of house. There are not many hospitality..

Bar Inventory

Bar Inventory Apps, Spreadsheets and Scales: Alternative Ways to Take Inventory

Doing regular bar inventory is critical to running a successful beverage operation. And there are many ways to take inventory at your bar or restaurant. But what's the best way to..

Bar Inventory

5 Tips for your Bar Inventory Checklist

Taking bar inventory can be time consuming and frustrating. It’s a lot of work to count hundreds of bottles, move boxes, punch numbers into spreadsheets and then analyze the..

Bar Inventory

How to Set Pars For Bar Inventory

Par levels are a phrase you'll hear often when working at a bar or restaurant. But it's more than an industry term. Knowing how to calculate par levels for bar inventory is an..

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How to Create a Bar Inventory Spreadsheet

Taking bar inventory at your bar or restaurant can be a pain. But the best way to minimize the pain is to create a liquor inventory spreadsheet that is organized and allows you to..

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Backbar streamlines inventory, purchasing, and drink costing for restaurants and bars.