Monthly Archives: October 2010

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22 10, 2010

10 Amazing Bar Interior Designs

Bar Interior Designs make or break a bar. Long before you have had a chance to order a drink, a first impression has been formed. The artists, architects and designers that have created the amazing designs below have  not only created evocative, memorable and visually inspiring decors, they have set the tone and subtly constructed the flow and layout in ways that promote atmosphere and most importantly: help increase sales. Get some inspiration for your bar below, in no particular order: 1. Tote on the Turf, Mumbai, India White metal pillars branch out like trees as they reach the ceiling, creating the effect of walking down a forest path. Strategically placed skylights in abstract shapes, mimicking sunlight breaking through dense foliage, heighten that feeling. By contrast, the 40ft long bar upstairs is all dark chocolate wood. The faceted wood panels [...]

19 10, 2010

One simple step to avoid fraud behind the bar

In this video, I want to talk about how one single piece of paper can help you prevent fraud behind the bar. Now, you spend thousands and thousands on a state of the art point of sale system, you choose your staff very carefully and you hope that no money is going to go missing. And you hope that they’re nobody frauding you. But unfortunately, wherever there’s people and money, there’s going to be some element of fraud taking place. Now or will take place in the future. So how do you avoid this? Well, there’s one single piece of paper that can help you in your continuing efforts to prevent it. It’s a daily challenge, it’s something where you’ve got to create a controlled culture and this one piece of paper will help you do this. And that is [...]

18 10, 2010

Ireland’s diaspora aiding recovery, says government

Ireland's diaspora is a key asset for pulling Ireland out of recession, says Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Martin. We couldn't agree more, of course! Mr Martin was talking about last year's Global Irish Economic Forum, which brought together top business people and stars from the realm of Irish culture to discuss how the diaspora could play a role in the Irish recovery. Mr Martin says the initiative is working: "The Irish worldwide embraced the spirit of Farmleigh by actively contributing to the debate on Ireland's future and, in particular, by establishing a range of new and innovative local initiatives," said Mr Martin. "Also, to a much greater extent than before, many state and private-sector organisations recognise that the enhancement of the relationship with the diaspora is proving a valuable asset in Ireland's economic recovery -- in particular in providing a [...]

18 10, 2010

Ireland's diaspora aiding recovery, says government

Ireland's diaspora is a key asset for pulling Ireland out of recession, says Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Martin. We couldn't agree more, of course! Mr Martin was talking about last year's Global Irish Economic Forum, which brought together top business people and stars from the realm of Irish culture to discuss how the diaspora could play a role in the Irish recovery. Mr Martin says the initiative is working: "The Irish worldwide embraced the spirit of Farmleigh by actively contributing to the debate on Ireland's future and, in particular, by establishing a range of new and innovative local initiatives," said Mr Martin. "Also, to a much greater extent than before, many state and private-sector organisations recognise that the enhancement of the relationship with the diaspora is proving a valuable asset in Ireland's economic recovery -- in particular in providing a [...]

15 10, 2010

3 Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen Today

To work with Barry, Click Here Download a Recipe Costing Calculator from ManageYourBar.com byclicking here A recipe card creates: Consistency in the kitchen. When I talk about consistency, I mean that very often there are changes of chefs, the head chef may be off duty, there may be new chefs in the kitchen and so it’s really important for consistency purposes to have a written recipe of exactly what goes into your dish, so that everybody who makes that dish today, tomorrow or next week can create the same dish using the same quantities and the same ingredients. Your customers who come back again and again, expecting to have that special dish they had the first time are guaranteed to get that when the same recipe is followed. Staff Training. So when you get a new staff member joining the [...]

15 10, 2010

1 way bar owners can protect themselves from supplier overcharging

To Download a Credit Note Tracking Sheet from ManageYourBar.com,Click Here To work with Barry, Click Here If you’re a frequent visitor to this blog, if you’ve been watching my videos in the past, you’ll know that I’m big on weighing items that are delivered to your bar, your restaurant by weight. If you order items by weight, you weigh them when they’re delivered. If you order items by unit, you count them when they are delivered as well. So, I’ve come across more cases than not when I work with restaurants and bars who have an early morning operation like a breakfast operation, deliveries often occur at the same time. If you haven’t told your suppliers or vendors “do not deliver at this time”, they will often come at the same time as breakfast. It’s a busy time, there’s one chef [...]

15 10, 2010

Case Study Part 1: Michael O’Toole’s and The Bar Blogger

I recently began to work with a new bar and restaurant in Columbus, Ohio with the goals of driving new business, attracting new customers while streamlining and maximizing their marketing and promotional efforts. Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll track their progress and show you what we have been doing each step of the way. Here’s the first video: Can’t see this video? Click Here Want me to work with your bar? Take a peek at some of the ways I can help you HERE       

15 10, 2010

Case Study Part 1: Michael O'Toole's and The Bar Blogger

I recently began to work with a new bar and restaurant in Columbus, Ohio with the goals of driving new business, attracting new customers while streamlining and maximizing their marketing and promotional efforts. Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll track their progress and show you what we have been doing each step of the way. Here’s the first video: Can’t see this video? Click Here Want me to work with your bar? Take a peek at some of the ways I can help you HERE       

6 10, 2010

What’s next for Irish Pubs Global?

We've got lots of exciting plans ahead! One of the first items on our agenda is to draw up an Irish Pubs Global Charter - this idea grew out of the suggestion of our members at our convention. We'd like to think about makes a great pub - and how we can all contribute to that vision, so we'll be asking for your input! We'll also be soon launching our pub-finder website soon! This will allow locals, tourists, and business travellers to find your pub - and get information about what's going on and what you've got to offer. Plus, mark your calendars for April 19 - 21 in New York! We'll be aiming this at our members who are based in the US, Canada and the rest of the Americas - though of course you'll be welcome if you'd [...]

6 10, 2010

What's next for Irish Pubs Global?

We've got lots of exciting plans ahead! One of the first items on our agenda is to draw up an Irish Pubs Global Charter - this idea grew out of the suggestion of our members at our convention. We'd like to think about makes a great pub - and how we can all contribute to that vision, so we'll be asking for your input! We'll also be soon launching our pub-finder website soon! This will allow locals, tourists, and business travellers to find your pub - and get information about what's going on and what you've got to offer. Plus, mark your calendars for April 19 - 21 in New York! We'll be aiming this at our members who are based in the US, Canada and the rest of the Americas - though of course you'll be welcome if you'd [...]