Avoid This Bartender Scam – No. 1

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By David Scott Peters

Restaurant Tip of the Week

Avoid This Bartender Scam

The short pour shorts you and your customer. Here’s how the short pour bartender scam works: A bar customer orders a gin and tonic. Your bartender fixes the drink, but instead of pouring the full ounce into the drink, he pours half into the customer’s glass, and then duplicates the short pour the next round. Now the bartender has a free ounce to pour into his friend’s drink or even worse yet, they sell it to anther customer and keep the cash. Your best defense here is to have a poll display installed and implement mid-shift drawer audits.

David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in systems for independent restaurant owners. He is the nationally acclaimed restaurant coach whose unique “SMART Systems” approach to boosting profits has earned him the title of, “The man who can walk into any restaurant in America and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door – Guaranteed!” Visit www.TheRestaurantExpert.com for more. Learn more tips, tricks and secrets in David’s free five-part e-course, “How to Explode Your Restaurant Profits NOW!” Simply sign up to receive the e-course at TheRestaurantExpert.com.

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