12 Christmas Drinks from Shops to Table

12 Christmas Drinks from Shops to Table

Many people cook Christmas dinners and make holiday-themed desserts. You can do the same with drinks – check out these recipes and complete your Christmas table with some tasty winter drinks.

The Best Drinks To Serve This Winter

The Best Drinks To Serve This Winter

Are you looking for the best drinks to serve this winter? We’ve got you covered and have selected drinks from suitable winter cocktails, right through to the traditional hot drinks.

Top-Quality Bar Supplies and Other Ways to Attract Customers to Your Bar

Top-Quality Bar Supplies and Other Ways to Attract Customers to Your Bar

Owning a restaurant or bar is a really exciting endeavor. But it can be a challenge, too – especially when it comes to repeat customers.

What can you do to keep customers coming back time after time to your bar?

Use Your Ice Machine to Make These 5 Refreshing Wine Smoothies

Use Your Ice Machine to Make These 5 Refreshing Wine Smoothies

While these healthy drinks may taste good, they’re probably not what your customers are looking for on a hot summer day.

Not to worry, though! A refreshing wine smoothie will never be confused with a healthy drink concoction.

Different Types of Beer

Different Types of Beer

Although the name has Germanic roots, beer, one of the oldest human-created beverages, has been around for at least 7000 years, dating back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then spread all across the world, including to Europe, where beer has been brewed for the past 5000 years. After a production boost from the Industrial Revolution, beer has moved from a domestic beverage to a global industry, with billions of gallons sold annually.

Top 20 Drinks That Every Bar Needs

Top 20 Drinks That Every Bar Needs

Every bar owner should keep their customers in mind with every decision they make. One of the most important decisions a bar owner can make is what drinks they stock. If you’re unsure about what’s most important, take a look at these top 20 drinks.

Top 6 Restaurant Design Trends

Top 6 Restaurant Design Trends

So much goes into making a restaurant a success, and it's not an easy business to break into. In addition to serving amazing food, you'll also need to make a statement in your restaurant design to get diners in the door. Today's savvy foodies aren't just looking for a meal: They want a full dining experience, and that includes creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

What's hot right now in restaurant design? 



Ice Types and Their Various Uses

Ice Types and Their Various Uses

Ice machines have come a long way since they were first patented in 1851, and commercial ice makers now offer a variety of ice types. Knowing the difference in ice types and their various uses can help you choose the ideal ice maker for your business.

Why Wine Connoisseurs Choose Hot Water Sanitizing

Why Wine Connoisseurs Choose Hot Water Sanitizing

To understand why hot sanitizing is the way to go, you first need to know about the composition of wines as well as the glasses themselves!






Low Sodium Doesn't Have to Mean Low Flavor!

Low Sodium Doesn't Have to Mean Low Flavor!

As trends continue towards healthier meal options, the cut-backs on sodium in foods is still in high demand. Customers seek nutritional information, and items notorious for having higher amounts of sodium are typically some of the first to hit the chopping block when it comes to decision time. 


Bottle Coolers Give Servers Quick And Easy Access To Bottled Beverages

Bottle Coolers Give Servers Quick And Easy Access To Bottled Beverages

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to order at a swamped bar and waiting for what seems like an eternity for service, especially when all you're after is a simple beer.

Profits - A Drink Best Served Cold

Profits - A Drink Best Served Cold

When you’re searching for ways to maximize profits, many people tend to leave beverages out of the equation. They’re typically looked upon as a standard accessory to any meal - and an accessory that rarely brings in a substantial profit. In order to maximize your profits, any seasoned veteran of the restaurant business will tell you that they key is in diversity, and this includes your beverage selection! Frozen drink machines are a valuable component when maximizing your profits.






Fall Wines

Fall Wines

Stay trendy and topical with what is predicted to be in high demand this fall by stocking your shelves with quality fall wines.






Glassware - Effects of Perception

Glassware - Effects of Perception

Image is everything, and the perception of your restaurant is based off of more than just the menu items you offer. The way a meal is presented can actually overshadow the quality of the meal itself. In fact, we’d argue that there’s more that influences the quality of a meal other than simply how the meal tastes! The type of dishware and glassware you use should reflect your restaurant’s theme and/or atmosphere. Glassware is an aspect of restaurant marketing that can be easily overlooked. The effects of the glassware you choose for your restaurant can influence customers’ overall perceptions.






Juice Bar Evolution

Juice Bar Evolution

Venturing out past the traditional juice selections and towards trendy favorites can keep you ahead of the game and on top of your profits.
Shaved Ice for Summertime Snacks

Shaved Ice for Summertime Snacks

Hot summer weather brings with it customers looking for frozen treats. Relief comes in many forms; from ice cream to frozen yogurts, many of the classics are a sure-fire hit to pleasing guests. One such frozen treat is shaved ice, and while it’s easy to make and versatile enough to create a wide variety of dessert products, the addition of an ice shaver is often overlooked. 


Ice Ice Baby!

Ice Ice Baby!

When choosing an ice machine, it pays to invest in the right type of ice that fits the bill. From cubed to crushed, choosing the right type of ice for your restaurant’s applications is critical in selecting the appropriate ice machine for your kitchen.



Fall Craft Beverages

Fall Craft Beverages

Fall is finally in full swing, and consumers are already revving up for holiday beverages. Your beverage selection allows for creativity, and sprucing up your fall craft beverages is necessary in today’s restaurant business.

Juicy Stuff

Juicy Stuff

Juicers and blenders become magical machines that hold the promise of better days and restful nights. As restaurant owners and managers, it’s our responsibility (should we seek to continue to prosper) to respond to these evolving needs!


2014 Cocktail Winners

2014 Cocktail Winners

If your restaurant serves cocktails, then having a well-rounded selection of classic favorites and trendy mixes is the key to increasing your margin of profit and boosting sales. For the perfect cocktail, it requires a skilled bartender and knowledgeable creator. Restaurant Hospitality has selected their 29 favorites from 2014, and the list is interesting, creative, and delicious! 

Do You Want Your Tap Beer Really Cold?

Do You Want Your Tap Beer Really Cold?

Tap dispensed beer has caught on as the most popular method of selling beer - and for good reason! Simply stated, it is a great idea to have a beer system installed especially in establishments with volume scenarios.  

4 Ways to Turn Your Bar into a Traditional Irish Pub

4 Ways to Turn Your Bar into a Traditional Irish Pub

In Ireland, pubs are an essential part of the Irish social scene. They are not just bars; they are social places where people gather to drink, converse, have lunch, make friends, and take a break. Irish pubs tend to offer a warm, cozy, and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel like you are in your home-away-from-home. Because of all of these reasons, it is very common that people wish to turn their bars into traditional Irish pubs.





3 of the Most Famous Pubs in New York

3 of the Most Famous Pubs in New York

Pubs have become quite popular across the world these days due to their laidback, warm, and welcoming atmosphere. Some of the best pubs can be found in New York City, NY. Listed below are just three of the most famous pubs in New York City today.





Have a Seat: Seating Options for Your Bar Area

Have a Seat: Seating Options for Your Bar Area

Bar stools help to cater to this more casual seating arrangement, and choosing the right seating option for your bar area is the key to rounding out the layout.



3 Characteristics of an Authentic Irish Pub

3 Characteristics of an Authentic Irish Pub

When you walk in to many of today’s bars, it is not uncommon to hear loud thumping music and to find a young crowd dancing and drinking watery mixed drinks. As you can probably guess, this is not an authentic pub. Authentic Irish pubs are a bit more rare to come across these days. 


How to Drive Up Sales at the Bar

How to Drive Up Sales at the Bar

“Just a glass of water.” If this is what your customers order a drink when they come into your restaurant, then you’re missing out on a huge portion of profit at your bar!


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