Give Your Bartenders The Tools They Need

The key to the success of any bar in any place in the world is the bartenders behind the bar, dedicating their nights to ensuring your bar is running smoothly. Without a good bartending staff, you lose customers and no profit. The success of your bar is directly correlated to the success of your bartenders.

In order for your bartenders to succeed though, it is on ownership to put them in a good position. How can this be done? Well, firstly is trust. If your staff doesn’t trust you to believe in them and give them the reins to take care of the establishment, they won’t work to take care of the bar like their own. Conversely, if you don’t trust your staff to do just that, you likely aren’t investing in them and giving them the tools they need to succeed. So, what are these tools?

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Your bartenders need high quality bar equipment. Whether it be the finest cocktail kits your money and budget can buy, juicers for fresh ingredients, jiggers and strainers, shakers, fruit peelers, the best cocktail glasses, and things of the like. These material upgrades may not seem like a big deal, but your customers can taste the difference between a well made cocktail with high quality ingredients, and a cocktail made with cheap ingredients and tools. Comfortable uniforms or uniform guidelines can also make your bartenders lives much easier, and build some trust in the relationship. If you let them wear clothes that won’t hinder them and make them uncomfortable on the job, they will thank you and be able to do their job with more energy.

The biggest thing you can do for your bartenders though, is give them tools to save them time. Time is the most precious thing in bar operations, as things get hectic. The plates of your bartenders are always full, and their checklist of tasks is ever growing. If the tedious parts of their jobs can be made easier, the important parts (drink making and customer service) will be better. So, what’s the easiest task to take off of your bartenders’ plates? Inventory. Inventory can take up to two hours to do, and even longer if staff has to run around and take care of other things while their inventory counting is interrupted. BarMinder can handle that.

The BarMinder Inventory System tracks every bottle from when it enters the establishment until it goes into the trash. By combining data from the spouts about every drop being poured at the bar with real-time counts of every bottle in storage, BarMinder lets you never have to count another bottle of liquor. Ever. Just slap a sticker to the neck of the bottle and check it into the hub system, your inventory is complete and provided to you in real-time on our hub at your bar or anywhere in the world on your phone. No more incorrect counts, no more hours wasted on counting bottles. You and your staff can focus on caring for customers and enhancing their experience at your establishment.

The BarMinder system is leading the way of the new era of digital liquor inventory management. In the 21st century, inventory should not be this hard. We have phones that can talk to space, why are you still walking around with pen and paper counting bottles? Liquor inventory should be easy, in real time, increase profits, and be able to be accessed anytime from anywhere. The BarMinder system does just that. By reducing shrinkage levels and eliminating the labor involved with inventory, staff can focus on the things that matter. Enhancing the guest experience is vital to success in the bar industry. BarMinder makes it happen.

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