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.
Many fine dining establishments or casual dining restaurants choose to serve alcohol in addition to their regular menu items. This gives guests bigger beverage selections and opens up your restaurant for boosts in beverage sales as well.
Pina Coladas, Daiquiris, Margaritas...these blended cocktails are all essential to a liquor lineup for any commercial bar. Even frozen coffees with a touch of alcohol can make a splash at your bar! But the common link that ties these together in terms of your equipment is your bar blender. Choosing a bar blender may seem easy at first, but any veteran bartender will tell you that there are certain features to a blender that make it better - or worse - for a commercial operation. Here are some tips to help you wade through the mix.
We’ve stressed before the importance of a great beverage lineup. It holds a huge potential for profits, and customers actually care about their beverage selections (contrary to popular belief). While many attempt to mediate this situation by upping the ante with their alcoholic drinks, those who choose non-alcoholic beverages are still many times left in the dust.
While regular maintenance can help extend the life of your beverage dispenser, the fact of the matter is that everything, in due time, will wear and tear and become either too costly to repair or too outdated to fit in with your evolving commercial kitchen. Here are some signs that could signify that it’s time to replace your beverage dispenser.
Some commercial kitchens use color-coded cutting boards, utensils, and containers for different items. You may want to adopt this practice as well to keep staff from accidentally using the same tools for different food items. The sanitation team also plays a huge part in preventing contamination since clean and sanitized surfaces are important to keep different types of food from coming in contact with one another.
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!
Restaurants who offer catering of any type will need to invest in the proper equipment in order to transport food and beverages to venues. One supply that all caterers will want to consider is the purchase of beverage containers and carriers.