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Liquor Cost

"Come on in!  The price (can be) right!"  Customers don't want to come to your bar thinking they're playing The..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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