7 Time Management Tips for Restaurant Managers

7 Time Management Tips for Restaurant Managers

The most stressful day I spent managing a restaurant started with an electrical fire. The culprit was a frayed power cord on one of my ancient beer coolers. The cord sent sparks flying which set fire to the duct tape that was previously applied to the cord by a well-intentioned Macgyver in a failed-attempt to “fix” the cooler. From there, the fire caught on a empty cardboard liquor box stored underneath the drink well next to the cooler. Read more

2018 Beer Trends 2018 Craft Beer Trends

State of the Bar: 2018 Beer Trends

The world of craft beer has long gone mainstream. Now, your uncle shows up to family cookouts with a cooler full of craft beers, and pushes his favorites on everyone to try. Or maybe you’re the uncle, (or aunt) good on you! So how does craft beer continue to grow and excite beer drinkers? Let’s take a look at some of the 2018 beer trends you’ll be seeing more of. Read more

2018 Wine Trends Uncorkd

State of the Bar: 2018 Wine Trends

Like all of us, 2017 was a complicated year for wine. Drought and the tragic wild fires that burned through northern California and its vineyards left a raw edge on an other wise successful year for the wine segment. Shaken, but not defeated, what is on the horizon for 2018 wine trends? Let’s take a look at which trends will open up, breath, and come to maturity in 2018. Read more

2018 Cocktail Trends from Uncorkd

State of the Bar: 2018 Cocktail Trends

For the unfamiliar—or the unimpressed—cocktail culture can seem unapproachable. But to take part in the cutting edge of cocktails in 2018 means to simply enjoy the ride by letting your curiosity lead you to new flavors and exciting drinks. So what’s the future hold for 2018 cocktail trends? Some past trends continue with new twists and new flavors quench drinker’s changing tastes. Cozy up to these new cocktail trends and when you see them dotting the menu at a local bar, don’t hesitate to jump on the bandwagon. Read more

Uncorkd Digital Menus and iPad Wine Lists for Restaurants

The Benefits of Digital Menus and iPad Wine Lists for Restaurants

Digital menus are much more than a novelty or passing trend. With the proper program, a digital menu system can be your beverage program’s central management hub. It gives you more control over your program, increases sales, provides financial insights, and improves the overall health of your beverage program. All while saving you hours on daily tasks each week. Let’s dive into the immediate and long term benefits of iPad menus. Read more

Alternative Approaches to Doing Bar Inventory

Doing regular inventory of your bar is critical to running a successful beverage operation. Whether you record counts into Excel spreadsheets or use a mobile app, having frequent, accurate inventory is important. In this post I’ll compare the various tools that bars and restaurants use to perform inventory, from the old pencil and paper method to Excel to the range of mobile and cloud-based solutions out there. Read more

Liquor Bar Inventory Spreadsheet

Bar Tools: Bar & Liquor Inventory Spreadsheet Template

Uncorkd’s Liquor and Bar Inventory Spreadsheet is a template designed to help you maximize the time and effort you spend on inventory. Built to handle open and closing inventories, this spreadsheet makes it easier to find insights into your inventory state to help you drive higher profits from your bar program.  Read more

Liquor Price Calculator Spreadsheet Template

Bar Tools: Liquor Price Calculator Spreadsheet

If you’re looking for an easier and faster way to price your drinks then you’ve found a new best friend. Uncorkd’s liquor and drink price calculator is a an easy to use spreadsheet template to help you find the most profitable drink margins, analyze your dollar cost per ounce and organize your beverage list. Read more

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How to Have Success with Private Dining at Your Restaurant

With so much competition, restaurants are always hunting for new ways to stay relevant and redefine themselves. You can’t rely on great food and atmosphere alone to keep seats full and staff slammed. One strategy to keep your restaurant humming is having a private dining program. These programs add another channel for cash flow, bring new customers to your restaurant, and will grow your restaurant’s reputation. So let’s dive into how to start and run a successful private dining program. Read more

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The Future Life of Restaurant Managers

It’s exciting to be in the restaurant space. Food, drink, and technology trends have people excited. You’re excited. I’m excited. We’re all really excited. But we’re also all getting exhausted. As the trends in dining and drinking shift and reshape every few months, it’s important to think about what changes are happening in the business of managing a restaurant. How are the duties and responsibilities of restaurant managers changing, too. What new ideas and tools are coming out that are important for managers to have a grasp on and use. What does the future mean for restaurant managers? Let’s take a look.

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