How to identify theft behind the bar in your restaurant

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By David Scott Peters

Restaurant Tip of the Week

Here are some of the most common ways bartenders steal:

1. Over-pouring
2. Giving away free drinks
3. Collecting the correct amount of money and ringing up less
4. Collecting the correct amount of money and hitting no sale
5. Collecting the correct amount of money and ringing up less in a different category
6. Bringing in their own inventory to sell

If you suspect any of these methods, there are several things you can do to catch someone in the act, including a mid-shift drawer audit and use of the reports available to you in your POS system.

David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in teaching independent restaurant owners how to use systems for increased sales and increased profits. 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 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

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