A Beginner’s Guide to Restaurant Food Costing
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by Chris Kiertz
1M ago
A Beginner’s Guide to Restaurant Food Costing Anyone who’s responsible for managing a kitchen knows that one of the most critical aspects of running a successful restaurant is cost management. One area that requires close attention is food costing. With the right approach and tools, you can control your food costs, increasing your margins and profitability. In this post, we’ll give you an introduction into restaurant food costing, providing you with practical tips and tools to implement. USE OUR FREE FOOD RECIPE COST CALCULATOR Start with an Inventory The first step in effective food costing i ..read more
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Bar Inventory 101: How to Keep Track of Your Stock
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by Marguerite Girandola
1M ago
If you run a bar, you know inventory is the backbone of your business. It’s what keeps you serving or what stops a sale if you don’t have enough of an ingredient on hand. While running out of stock can sometimes be a sign of good business, continuously over or under ordering can create big problems for bars and increase costs and customer dissatisfaction.  The hospitality business can be a challenge, and highly competitive, which means bar owners need to always be on top of costs and stock. This is where inventory management comes in. Proper inventory management can mean the difference be ..read more
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Cósmica Offers Tasty Alternatives to the Cinco de Mayo Classic
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by Marguerite Girandola
1M ago
How this South End staple is gearing up for its fiesta – giving guests more than just your typical margaritas to tacobout.     Situated in the heart of the South End, often deemed as Boston’s best food neighborhood, and nestled in a Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 #1 Hotel in Boston, The Revolution Hotel, Cósmica is just one of Wildlife Hospitality’s three iconic locations and its only Cal-Mex style restaurant.  That’s why there’s no surprise that Cósmica is planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration that will seemingly be out of this world. Apart from the piñata, they’ve also got a few c ..read more
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5 Women Operated Wineries and Wines to Pique Your Palate
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by Emery Ames
1M ago
There are countless talented women leaders within the wine industry To celebrate women’s history month, I’d like to focus on a few that have shaped my palate over the past decade. In my time in the hospitality industry in stints as a restaurant manager, bar manager and beverage director, the following list has left a lasting impression on me of incredible wines at a wide range of price points. Whether stocking your own personal wine rack or searching for new wine features on a menu, these additions speak for themselves while also celebrating talented women leaders in winemaking. No affiliate l ..read more
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Announcing a new partnership with Clubspeed!
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by Andrew Doherty
1M ago
BevSpot & Clubspeed Partner to Provide Best-In-Class Food & Beverage Management Solutions to Family Entertainment Centers Globally To learn more about the benefits of using Clubspeed and BevSpot together speak with our team today! February 17th, 2022 — BevSpot, one of the leading technology companies in the global food and beverage industry, and Clubspeed, the world’s leading venue management software for Family Entertainment Centers, announced a new partnership. The partnership provides a suite of BevSpot’s operational tools including mobile inventory, automated ordering, recipe costi ..read more
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You Really Should Know How to Change a Keg
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by Emery Ames
1M ago
Can you change a keg? Changing a keg is something every manager, or better yet, every employee should know in order to be a team player. It’s a right of passage. There’s actually a lot of draught maintenance you can handle for your bar to ensure your bar is running smoothly, without the downtime of waiting for a draught system professional. We’ll take a look at some fundamental draught maintenance skills like changing a keg, as well as the changing couplers, faucets, and gas tanks. BevSpot strongly recommends you hire a professional to regularly maintain your draught system. This ensures that ..read more
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7 Habits of the Successful Kitchen Manager
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by Emery Ames
1M ago
Becoming a kitchen manager means added responsibility. You’ve earned it; you’re organized, a recognized team leader, and competent anywhere you’re needed in the kitchen. There’s a lot to handle, and too often you can get swept away by the day-to-day needs of the kitchen and lose sight of the big picture. We’ve put together a list of seven habits successful kitchen managers have to help reinforce your leadership skills. We’re not going to talk about ordering and kitchen inventory procedures; that should already be a part of your routine. Rather, this addresses ways to build a better, cohesive t ..read more
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Top Spirits of Our 2021 World Series Champs
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by Emery Ames
1M ago
Congrats on the World Series win, Atlanta! BevSpot thought this World Series win would be a great opportunity to take a deep dive into the Brave’s hometown’s liquor ordering habits. What spirits do restaurant-goers in the Big Peach love, and which brands are favored? The Data To start off, let’s touch base on the data used in this deep dive. We’ll explore data from all Atlanta-based BevSpot accounts, over the period beginning opening day, April 1st, until your World Series Win. Including any liquor and spirits, Atlanta’s ordering composition breaks down as follow:   Atlanta Insights Most ..read more
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BevSpot’s Most Ordered Oktoberfests of October
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by Emery Ames
1M ago
Oktober is winding down. For beer lovers in the U.S., October is synonymous with Oktoberfest-style beers showing up on tap and in stores. While in Germany, it traditionally runs from mid-September to the first Sunday in October, that schedule has been adapted to run until German Unity Day on October 3rd. In the US, Oktoberfest is an opportunity to celebrate German heritage, with many breweries holding or sponsoring celebrations throughout October. We’ve done another data deep-dive using BevSpot ordering data to find what the most popular Oktoberfest brands are (by volume) among bars and restau ..read more
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Variance, and How to Manage It
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by Emery Ames
1M ago
We talk a lot about beverage program metrics. And, as a bar manager or beverage director, you probably know how to calculate them and what they mean. But understanding why these bar management metrics matter and the impact they can have on your profitability is just as important. Guess what…they’re all connected. Let’s take a closer look at how pour costs and variance are related, how they affect profitability, and how to address discrepancies.  Why does pour cost matter? Pour cost is a critical number for understanding the overall profitability of your bar and is measured by the cost of ..read more
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