Avoid This Bartender Scam – No. 2
By David Scott Peters
Restaurant Tip of the Week
The Floating Beverage
The floating beverage is a classic bartender scam. To do it, a bartender rings up a normal order, such as a beer and an appetizer. When a customer pays in cash, the bartender goes to the register to close out the ticket, but instead pockets the cash and transfers the beer and appetizer to a new customer who orders the same items or something similar. The bartender proceeds to do this many times during the shift, ultimately making themselves an additional $50 to $100. Your POS system and a mid-shift drawer audit are your best defenses against this scam.
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