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Put the Special Back in Specialty Drinks

Put the Special Back in Specialty Drinks

What’s the point in ordering and stocking all those funky drink mixes and garnishes for unique specialty drinks if servers don’t suggest and sell them? Suggesting just the right kinds of specialty drinks to the right people can be an art form. It is also the perfect...

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Put the Special Back in Specialty Drinks

What’s the point in ordering and stocking all those funky drink mixes and garnishes for unique specialty drinks if servers don’t suggest and sell them? Suggesting just the right kinds of specialty drinks to the right people can be an art form. It is also the perfect...

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What’s Your 2020 Training Plan?

What’s Your 2020 Training Plan?

Experts predict that the restaurant industry will see moderate growth in 2020 while consumers get more demanding and the labor pool gets even tighter. To succeed, you need to focus on giving your staff the tools they need to be successful. Your employee training...

Pair Wine with Desserts for Increased Sales

Pair Wine with Desserts for Increased Sales

Suggestively selling after-dinner drinks is a great way to bump up bar profits, but what about the guest who says, “I don’t do the hard stuff” and turns down the Irish Coffee, White Russian, or Grasshopper? You can still profit from after-dinner drink sales by...

Time Management for Restaurant Managers

Time Management for Restaurant Managers

Feeling a little stressed? Who isn’t?! In today’s busy world, and especially for restaurant managers, it’s impossible not to feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. The best way to minimize stress in your life is to implement time management...

‘Tis the Season to De-Stress Your Customers

‘Tis the Season to De-Stress Your Customers

Like it or not, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is about to be in full swing. What can you do to make customers really have a break when they visit your restaurant? Consider these tips for ways to build relationships that last after the season while boosting...

Keep Your Guests Safe This Holiday Season

Keep Your Guests Safe This Holiday Season

People drink during the holiday season. They drink because they’re happy, they drink because they’re sad -- with emotions on overdrive during the holidays, one thing’s for sure: many of your guests will be ordering drinks. With profit margins general higher for...

How to Stay Sane During the Holidays

How to Stay Sane During the Holidays

No matter what Charles Dickens may have led us to believe, Scrooge was not a banker. No, he worked in a restaurant and Tiny Tim was at Table Four spilling his drink and fighting with his brother. Well, maybe not, but that would definitely explain why Scrooge was such...

Train Servers to Sell More Appetizers

Train Servers to Sell More Appetizers

Server training on successful suggestive selling has to focus on multiple skills. Servers must have thorough product knowledge in order to describe food and beverage in mouthwatering detail. They need to use positive body language to reinforce their menu...

Server Training on Precision Service

Server Training on Precision Service

Server training on precision service is about executing the basic mechanics of service in a seamless fashion so guests will know just how seriously your staff members take their jobs. When servers implement the strategies of precision service, guests have a better...

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