Monthly Archives: October 2013

28 10, 2013

Five Easy Ways For You To Control Your Food Costs

FIVE EASY WAYS FOR YOU TO CONTROL YOUR FOOD COSTS This week Máire McDonnell outlines five effective ways for your Irish Pub to control food cost. 1. Develop a Standard Item List Unorganized Storeroom’s tend to have a random selection of unnecessary products that don’t appear to be part of any recipe for current menu items. These items, when being re-stocked, are costing you money. By developing a standard item list with your Chef based purely on the menu items, you are avoiding extra “nice to have” purchases which take up space and profits. 2. Develop a Master Price List Many of your ingredients will vary in price depending on market availability, such as certain meats and vegetables, however you will still be able to develop a Master Price List which the chef can use for checking delivery prices against. [...]

11 10, 2013

Irish publicans back home for weekend Gathering event

Some 4,100 Irish pubs are affiliated to a global network which is growing all the time   While the Irish at home have been beating themselves up at home over Arthur’s Day, Ireland’s drinking culture has never been so popular abroad. The Irish pub has been a gathering place for generations of emigrants; now they are going to have a Gathering of their own this weekend. Some 150 publicans, representing 600 Irish pubs worldwide, will attend the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in the Burlington Hotel from Sunday evening. Irish Pubs Global was set up three years ago to try and provide a database and a sense of common purpose for all the Irish pubs around the world. It compromises of “proper bona-fide Irish pubs, the serious ones” according to its founder Enda O’Coineen who just set up a Irish bar in Haiti. [...]

1 10, 2013

Bennigan’s CEO to Keynote Irish Pubs Global Event

Mangiamele will recount iconic brand’s renaissance in major Dublin speech Oct. 1st Bennigan's CEO to Keynote Irish Pubs Global EventDublin, Ireland ( The epic comeback of America’s largest and most recognizable Irish-themed brand has generated headlines on four continents. On Tuesday, October 1st, hundreds of international Irish pub owners and managers will gather in Dublin to hear from the man that led the renaissance. Bennigan’s CEO Paul Mangiamele will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Irish Pubs Global Gathering, scheduled for September 29th through October 1st at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. It is the largest annual meeting of Irish pub owners and managers in the world. “We are honored and delighted that Paul has agreed to join us for the 2013 Gathering, which is going to be an extraordinary learning and networking event for our attendees,” said [...]