Bar Management
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More with Less? Yes!    January 25, 2010

Can we produce greater revenue from a customer base less willing to spend and with fewer employees to wow them? Yes. Your next step? Don't abandon the tactics employed to weather the recession.More>>

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Restaurant Industry Outlook for 2010   January 25, 2010

The National Restaurant Association 2010 Forecast calls for $580 billion in total industry sales this year, which is a 2.5 percent increase in current dollars over 2009 sales.More>>

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Applebee’s Draft Beer Initiative   January 25, 2010

The Applebee’s Draft Beer Optimization program has three goals: improved quality, reduced waste and improved margins. A year later, draft beer waste is down 50 percent and sales have increased.More>>

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Chain Beverage Buzz: Jan. 25, 2010   January 25, 2010

Lee Sanders named franchising president for TGI Friday's; Hooters to give away 40-inch TVs during Super Bowl; Cuba Libre to open in DC; Bistro Babusan to debut in April; and more.More>>

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Yuri Kato’s Japanese Cocktails   January 20, 2010

In partnership with Suntory, CocktailTimes.com founder Yuri Kato’s debuts her book Japanese Cocktails: Mixed Drinks with Saké, Shochu, Whisky and More (Chronicle Books).More>>

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Social Media Connects Historic Roosevelt Hotel with Guests   January 20, 2010

The Roosevelt has stepped up its social media presence through Facebook, Twitter and the hotel’s blog, and opened the lines of communication between the hotel/lounge and its patrons.More>>

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Cognac Summit, Casa Coctel, Coffee Cocktails and More   January 12, 2010

Information on the 2010 International Cognac Summit, LeNell Smothers' Casa Coctel venture, Diageo's World Class 2010, India's Cafe Coffee Day's High Spirits menu and Brian Van Flandern’s award.More>>

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Sherry Cocktails Shine at Vinos de Jerez Competition   January 12, 2010

What seemed a quixotic quest by Steve Olson to drag sherry back into the American bartender’s tool kit has succeeded, at least at the annual Vinos de Jerez competition. Here's the winning recipe.More>>

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What’s on the Menu   January 12, 2010

New wine cocktails at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle; whiskey rules at Rye House in New York City; and Bill Codman's menu at Boston's Woodward, located inside the Ames Hotel.More>>

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Fresh Perspective: Copa d’Oro’s Vincenzo Marianella   January 12, 2010

At his bar Copa d’Oro in Santa Monica, Calif., Vincenzo Marianella crafts drinks to order for his guests using a menu based on what’s freshest in the market each day. Here's how.More>>



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