Bar & Beverage Operation: Ensuring Success & Maximum Profit

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2003 - Business & Economics - 141 pages

This series of fifteen books - The Food Service Professional Guide TO Series from the editors of the Food Service Professional magazine are the best and most comprehensive books for serious food service operators available today.

These step-by-step guides on a specific management subject range from finding a great site for your new restaurant to how to train your wait staff and literally everything in between. They are easy and fast -to-read, easy to understand and will take the mystery out of the subject. The information is boiled down to the essence. They are filled to the brim with up to date and pertinent information.

The books cover all the bases, providing clear explanations and helpful, specific information. All titles in the series include the phone numbers and web sites of all companies discussed. What you will not find are wordy explanations, tales of how someone did it better, or a scholarly lecture on the theory.

Every paragraph in each of the books are comprehensive, well researched, engrossing, and just plain fun-to-read, yet are packed with interesting ideas. You will be using your highlighter a lot! The best part aside from the content is they are very moderately priced. The whole series may also be purchased the ISBN number for the series is 0910627266. You are bound to get a great new idea to try on every page if not out of every paragraph. Do not be put off by the low price, these books really do deliver the critical information and eye opening ideas you need to succeed without the fluff so commonly found in more expensive books on the subject. Highly recommended!

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

 

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Contents

THE SERVING
73
Mixed Drink Tips
76
ClassHandling Rules
77
Quality Mixed Drinks
79
Servers Dont Have to Be Boring
80
The Service Bar
81
Dealing with Intoxicated Customers
82
THE LURE
85

THE HARDWARE
23
The Front Bar
24
Good Hygiene through Planning
26
Consider Customer Comfort
27
Color Schemes Influence Buyer Behavior
28
Service Streamlining
30
The UnderBar
31
AntiFatigue Floor Mats
32
Heating Ventilation and AirConditioning
34
Is Your Ice Machine Handling the Pressure?
35
Blenders or SlushMakers?
37
Dont Let Your Customers Be Waiters
38
THE STOCK
41
Coffee
43
Glassware Selection
44
Mix Your Beers Boost Your Sales
46
Glassware Care
48
Vodka Ethics
50
Reducing Spoilage
51
Nonalcoholic Drinks
53
THE STAFF
55
How Do You Test for Honesty?
58
A Few Important Integrity Questions Will Tell You a Lot About a Person
59
Security Staff
60
Do Your Bartenders Create Regulars?
63
Scams to Watch For
65
Common Excuses for Theft
69
TheftReduction Procedures
70
Good Food Happy Customers
88
Exterior Tuning
89
Human Entertainment Doesnt Stop at Live Bands
92
Can Discounts Do You More Damage than Good?
94
Good Marketing Is Essential
95
Treat Your Customers Like VIPs
97
You Cot Them Here You Might As Well Keep Them
98
The Internet Can Help You
100
THE PROFITS
103
Protecting Your Profits
105
Structuring a Price List
107
Upsizing Is Essential
109
Extracting More from Every Customer
111
Vending Machines Pay
113
The Business Plan
115
Business Plan Outline
117
THE EXPANSION
119
DJ or Computer?
120
Creating a Dance Floor
123
Sound Systems
124
Coins In Customers Happy
125
Pinball Machines
128
Darts
129
Pool Tables
130
Jukeboxes
131
THE EXPANSION Beer Isnt The Only Beverage That Comes Brewed
133
Bars Meed Cigars
134
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