Running a Lean Bar: How to reduce costs with a data-drive strategy

If you manage a bar or restaurant then this guide is perfect for you. Find strategies for reducing liquor and pour costs, optimizing bar inventory performance, and managing staff and labor costs. 

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What You'll Find in the Lean Bar Guide


First, what is a lean bar?


A lean bar is a bar program that reduces operating costs to as low as possible, while still fulfilling the promise of hospitality to customers.


Running a Lean Bar Covers:


  • How restaurants and bars can reduce liquor costs
  • Creating budgets for purchasing
  • Useful liquor cost formulas
  • Maintaining accurate bar inventory
  • The best ways to staff your bar
  • Ways to improve hiring and onboarding new restaurant staff