Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations

  • [PODCAST] What are Today's Guests Drinking? It Depends.
    by David Klemt on June 21, 2019 at 12:04 am

    What are adults in the United States drinking? It depends. Brand loyalty isn't the drink choice driver it once was, with consumers more willing than ever to try new things. Occasion, environment, and health and wellness trends are keeping beverage brands and operators on their toes. This podcast provides valuable information on guest drink choice. […]

  • 5 Things You Have to Think About Before Hiring Family
    by Kevin Tam on June 16, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Families that can operate successfully in this industry are the exception, not the norm. Most of the time, it goes bad. There are many operators who have tales of frustration working with relatives who aren’t working effectively but can’t lose their jobs simply because they’re family. Before you hire family or close friends, consider these five things. […]

  • From Students to New Hires: Advice for Future Industry Pros
    by David Klemt on June 11, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Four hospitality and culinary school students and the director of alumni relations for Johnson & Wales share expectations for their first hospitality jobs. From the roles they plan to seek to how to gain experience and serve their employers, this article gives operators and managers insight into the future generation of hospitality professionals. […]

  • Drink Well: How to Take Your Piece of the Craft Cocktail Movement
    by David Klemt on June 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    The craft cocktail movement is long past the fad stage and is no longer just a trend. The movement has become the industry standard. Bar professional Harrison Ginsberg shares his tips for carving out your slice of the craft cocktail pie. Learn how teaching your staff and guests to "drink well" can create a boosted revenue stream. […]

  • The Art of the Rebrand
    by Donald Burns on June 10, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    There comes a time in the life cycle of most bars and restaurants when the brand needs to be updated. It's not as easy as just sketching out a new logo, tossing out entire menus, and slapping new paint on the walls. Before an owner decides to touch up or completely tear down their existing business they need to answer a couple questions. […]

  • Mock Cocktails, Real Money: Zero-proof Drinks Bring Big Dollars
    by Amanda Baltazar on June 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Heavy drinking is decreasing and the "sober curious" movement is rising. Savvy operators can make money with zero-proof mocktails and low-ABV cocktails as the demand for them increases. Succeeding with these types of beverages requires thoughtful consideration to ingredients, drink names, presentation and the guest experience. This is how you do it. […]

  • 5 Steps to Build and Motivate a High-Performance Team
    by David Klemt on June 7, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Hiring and employee retention are never-ending challenges that seem to get more difficult each year. It can be tempting to blame those under the age of 35 but retention rates aren't that different than they were 30 years ago. Knowing what you’re hiring for, managing at the highest level, and these steps can help you hire the best and keep them on your team. […]

  • Easier Money: Wine Doesn't Need to be Intimidating
    by David Klemt on June 4, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    There appears to be an unfortunate perception looming over wine that keeps many owners and managers from embracing it fully. It doesn't need to be that way. A rotating selection of exciting, exotic-seeming wines can be a highly valuable revenue stream. Read on to learn how to improve your wine program and make more money. […]

  • How to Survive a Public Relations Crisis
    by Amanda Baltazar on June 3, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Nobody wants to find themselves in the midst of a public relations crisis but they're not uncommon in this business. How you handle it—with empathy and sincerity—will determine whether your business will survive an incident or become a PR nightmare. It all starts with having a plan in place. Read on for more! […]

  • The One Thing All Bar and Restaurant Owners Want
    by Donald Burns on June 3, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    To achieve the freedom you crave as a business owner, you need to build a high-performance team around you. But convincing people to follow you requires you to step up and become the leader you know you must be. Read on to learn what one thing all bar and restaurant owners want and how to obtain it. […]