THE CRAFT

The ultimate resource for alcohol beverage news, trends and reports for bars, distributors and suppliers.

Eliminating Tips: Here's Why It Doesn't Work

  • by: Maggie Mahar
  • On: 24, Nov 2019
24 min read
6 min read

Eliminating Tips: Here's Why It Doesn't Work

For many bar professionals, tipping provides the lifeblood of their paychecks. It’s not extra money, it is the money. In our industry, $0.00 paychecks are common, with the entirety of an employee’s wa...

1 min read

Stock Up Alert: Black Wednesday's Top Ordered Beer and Spirits

Brace for impact. Black Wednesday is upon us and this year is expected to be bigger than ever. If you’re reading this, then you probably know what it is. But, for the uninitiated, it’s the “biggest pa...

18 min read

New Beer Releases: November 21st - 29th

You love beer. We love tellin' you about it. It's a win-win. And this week, we've got a whole slew of new releases headed our way. Heads-up, we've officially entered stout season. If you don't like wh...

6 min read

Restaurant Branding: A Strategy For Success

The restaurant industry is as competitive as ever. Each week, it seems harder and harder to keep your nose ahead of the pack. In addition to being a perpetually crowded marketplace, the hospitality in...

6 min read

Taking Advantage of Restaurant Trends: A How-To Guide

We’ve done trend-predicting before, and although it’s great to stay abreast of the latest-and-greatest, it does leave one question...So what? Once you’ve got the trends figured out, what’s next? Knowi...

19 min read

New Beer Releases: November 4th through the 15th

Alright folks. We're slowly transitioning from pumpkin spice to peppermint. There's 17 days until Thanksgiving and 44 days until Christmas. And you know what that means, right? Time to move on from li...

6 min read

Reduce Restaurant Employee Turnover With These 5 Easy Tips

Per TDn2K's 2018 Recruiting and Turnover Report, the average cost of turnover per manager for restaurants is $13,867. Oof.

Customer Loyalty: How to Keep 'Em Coming Back To Your Bar

In the past, we’ve spoken about employee loyalty and reducing staff turnover. Today, we’re talking about a different kind of loyalty. Repeat guests and regulars are, often, the heart and soul of a res...

22 min read

New Beer Releases: October 21st - 31st

You may be surprised to find a Christmas Ale on this list. Yes, you read that right -- a CHRISTMAS ALE. Winter IS coming. Is your bar prepared? Do you have enough stouts to last you for the next sever...

6 min read

The Most Haunted Bars in America

It’s that time of year again. Time to get weird. Time to get spooked. So, for those feeling the spirit, we’ve put together a list of our favorite haunted haunts to check out this Halloween.

Comments

Leave your Comments

Related Posts

Drop us a line!

Reach out with any questions, comments, feedback, or compliments. 

Contact Us