Staying Ready is Key

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Bars are about as hectic an environment as you can find in the hospitality industry. On a busy Friday or Saturday night, everything can be a blur within the 4 walls of a bar. Loud music, loud conversations, drinks flowing, people partying, the whole 9 yards. If your bar isn’t ahead of that curve, disaster strikes. What does this disaster look like?

Well, a bartender’s worst nightmare. Running out of your cocktail ingredients is one thing that can happen quickly if your bar isn’t prepared. Even just one missing juice or fruit can ruin your night’s profits, and make life miserable for your bartenders during their shift. Customers get upset (especially after having a few drinks) and it hits your business in multiple ways. Shortstaffing is another way your bar needs to be prepared for a weekend rush. Just the same as missing important ingredients, not having enough bartenders or barbacks can feel like a missing puzzle piece. This problem bleeds into another as well, which is customers getting upset when they are lost in the shuffle. Your bartenders aren’t responsible for this though, as they are just as lost in the shuffle as those customers. When your bar isn’t ahead of the curve, it falls behind.

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The biggest way to stay ahead of the curve though, is to have a good handle on your liquor inventory. Running out of a certain drink or liquor is the worst case scenario for any fully functional bar. It destroys the profit margins and bottom line in a busy weekend, and leaves a bad taste in the mouth of your customers. If their favorite drink was gone when they went, they may never go back. Once a week liquor inventory is not enough. Only counting once a week and being done with it leaves lots of room for error, and is quite frankly too much time between counts. In order to stay truly ready and see what you have at any moment, you need a real time view of your bottle inventory. BarMinder gives you 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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