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Bar-i Liquor Inventory Blog

Are Generic POS Modifiers Killing Your Profits?

By now, just about every bar and restaurant has adopted a POS system as part of their operations. The time savings and other benefits associated with automation make using a POS system a no-brainer. However, it’s important to understand that you need to
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Do Your HR Policies Expose Your Bar to Financial Liabilities?

All businesses, regardless of the industry, must have a comprehensive HR policy in place. This is as crucial in the restaurant industry as it is for a large corporation such as Walmart. Failure to address all the aspects of the HR process can potentially make your ...
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How to Set Up a Performance-Based Bar Manager Incentive Plan

Your bar manager plays a crucial role in the success of your business, possibly even more than you may realize. Take it from us – we’ve seen time and again how a bar manager can impact the success of our clients.
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What is the Real Cost of Bar Inventory Shrinkage?

Most bars do inventory in order to address the basic functions of knowing what needs to be ordered each week and calculating liquor cost. At Bar-i, we take the inventory process a step further by ...
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A Well-Run Bar Needs a Side-Work Checklist

There’s a famous saying that goes: “There’s nothing certain except for death and taxes.” In reality, they should add a third item to this list: work. Unless you are fortunate enough to be the progeny of Jay Z and Beyoncé, LeBron James, Oprah, or someone else with ...
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What are the 3 Levels of Bar Inventory?

There are several different goals that can be achieved from the bar inventory process. These range from surface level goals such as determining what you need to order to deeper level goals such as obtaining the data necessary to evaluate the performance of your ...
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What are Product Positions and How are they Related to Counting Inventory?

We recently posted a blog providing tips to help speed up the inventory counting process. Some of these tips were general and apply to all bars, regardless of the inventory ...
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Don't Waste Time Ringing Up Your Draft Beer Waste

Draft beer has some unique characteristics that make it fundamentally different from the other product categories served at bars (liquor, wine, bottled beer). It’s the only product category where you’re guaranteed to experience
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10 Tips to Speed Up the Bar Inventory Counting Process

Nobody likes counting inventory. Even our co-owner, Jamie, often jokes about his disdain for counting bottles, and he runs a bar inventory company. Let’s face it – regardless of what you are trying to get out of your inventory efforts, counting bottles is the most ...
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Effective Liquor Inventory is the Easiest Way to Boost Profits

When you walk into a busy bar or restaurant, it’s easy to assume that the establishment is raking in the profits. However, it’s actually much more challenging to run a highly profitable ...
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