JUNE 2019 - IT'S A LONG HOT SUMMER FOR BARS!
CLIMATE CHANGE TAX NOW OPTIONAL @ CALIFORNIA RESTAURANTS. EVEN THOUGH NATIONALLY FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT PRICES WERE UP 2-7% FROM A YEAR EARLIER.
SAN FRANCISCO — Eating out is already getting more expensive, as restaurants nationwide raise prices to cover rising rents and employee costs.
Now, some California diners will get hit with a climate change tax.
Spurred by a Bay Area restaurateur, eateries across the state will have the option this fall of joining the Restore California Renewable Restaurant program, which adds 1% to the bill.
The program is optional for restaurants and consumers alike. Funds from the initiative go to help farmers make changes in their fields that would help capture carbon dioxide. CO2 is considered among the chief contributors to climate change.
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“Across the country, restaurants are an $800 billion business and represent 1 in 10 U.S. workers, which is too much money and people to not be part of the solution,” says Anthony Myint, co-founder of Mission Chinese, a local restaurant that has been adding an optional 3% surcharge to its bills since last summer.
The new initiative comes against a backdrop of rising dining prices. In January, full-service restaurant prices were up 2.7 percent from a year earlier, well above the 1.6 percent annual rise for inflation overall, according to the consumer price index. This an excellent concept, who's time has come. Anthony Myint should be commended for creating this "Surcharge" and it's "Purpose". It's time has come. The National Restaurant Association should jump on this bandwagon and help create this program all across America.
RESTAURANTS, BARS, CLUBS, SPORTS BARS, BAR & GRILLES WHO'S OWNER NEEDS TO BRING IN A PARTNER.
HERE ARE THE FIVE GOLDEN RULES BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICE:
A. FIND SOMEONE WITH SKILLS DIFFER FROM YOURS.
YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS. WHAT YOU DO NOT NEED IS DUPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE. WHAT YOU DO NEED IS SOMEONE WHO HAS TREMENDOUS INSIGHT INTO THOSE AREAS OF YOUR BUSINESS, THAT YOU ARE JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS IN ORDER TO ADDRESS. IN MY CLUB OWNERSHIP, MY PARTNER WAS A "FOOD MAN SUPERB", HE WAS A "HANDS ON WITH A HAMMER, A DRILL, ANY KIND OF LABOR INTENSE WORK. HE WAS RESPECTFUL OF MY EXPERTISE AND I WAS OF HIS. WE WERE A MATCH MADE IN CLUB WORLD. WE COMPLIMENTED EACH OTHER AND GOT ALONG AS A "BFF" TO EACH OTHER AS WELL.
B. FIND SOMEONE WHO'S GOOD AT MAKING DECISIONS. WHAT YOU DON'T WANT IS SOMEONE INDECISIVE. YOU DON'T WANT A PROCRASTINATOR. YOU DON'T WANT A "PUT IT OFF TILL TOMORROW" KIND OF PARTNER. YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO CAN LISTEN TO THE SITUATION, AND PROMPTLY OFFER THEIR OWN ANSWER. THERE IS NO TIME FOR HESITATION,NOT NOW, NOT IN THIS ECONOMIC TIME.
C. FIND SOMEONE WHO IS RELIABLE. DOES THIS PERSON HAVE A SOLID STABLE LIFESTYLE? HAVE YOU VETTED THEM? HAVE THEY BEEN ARRESTED, IS THEIR CREDIT RATING POOR? DO THEY DRINK DAILY, DO THEY HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM, A SEX PROBLEM, WHAT IS THEIR FAMILY LIFE? YOU WANT TO KNOW IT ALL, BEFORE YOU EMBRACE THIS PERSON AS YOUR PARTNER. IT REQUIRES QUITE OFTEN RETAINING AN OUTSIDE FIRM TO DO THE DIGGING TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO HIDDEN ISSUES FROM PLAIN SIGHT. YOU CANNOT BE TOO CAREFUL IN THIS DAY AND AGE.
4. FINALLY, FIND SOMEONE YOU CAN HAVE FUN WITH.MY PARTNER AND I DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER, WITH OUR WIVES. EVERY WHERE WE WENT, EVERY WHERE WE DINED, WE JUST NEVER THOUGHT OTHERWISE, IT WAS A NATURAL WAY FOR US. IF YOU CAN'T HAVE FUN WITH YOUR PARTNER, THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE YOUR PARTNER. WAY TOO MANY PARTNERSHIPS BREAK UP, BECAUSE ONE PERSON NEVER KNEW THE REAL OTHER PERSON. BECAUSE ONE PERSON DOES NOT CONNECT TO THE OTHER PERSON. BECAUSE ONE PERSON WANTS TO BE THE CEO, WHEN THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS PARTNERSHIP IS ALL ABOUT. FUN IS A MUST. IF THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE UP EXCUSES BEFORE THIS PARTNERSHIP IS EVEN SOLIDIFIED, THEN DON'T DO IT. LIFE IS TOO SHORT, WAY TOO SHORT FOR YOU TO HAVE A PARTNER, YOU CANNOT EVEN HAVE FUN WITH. YOU CAN TELL RIGHT OFF THE BAT, FROM YOUR FIRST MEETING, IF THEY ARE A FUN PERSON. IF THEY ARE A 'STIFF', THEN SHAKE THEIR HANDS AND "SAY HAVE A NICE DAY."IF YOU CAN'T WORK TOGETHER IN A FUN MANNER, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO RELAX IN ONE? A PARTNERSHIP IS LIKE A MARRIAGE. HALF THE MARRIAGES IN AMERICA FAIL. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PERCENTAGES ARE FOR PARTNERSHIPS, BUT IT CAN'T BE TOO FAR BEHIND.
SO CHOOSE WISELY,CAREFULLY, AND TAKE YOUR TIME.
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, EMAIL, RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com
"THE ROCK", KNOCKS OUT HIS OWN NEW TEQUILA !
WHY NOT ? HIS FAME, HIS NAME, HIS IMAGE, ALL IDEAL FOR
THE PUBLIC TO RESPOND & BUY HIS "TEQUILA".
NOW, IF HE MAKES PERSONAL APPEARANCES TO LAUNCH HIS BRAND @ MAJOR LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS & "TOTAL WINES" AS WELL, HE WILL SEE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE SALES OF HIS "TEQUILA".
From Justin Timberlake to George Clooney, celebrities have shown they have a taste for the booze world. The newest member of that exclusive booze-producing club appears to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who teased a new tequila on his Instagram.
“Spent all weekend taste testing every batch of my new tequila fresh out of our barrels from Mexico. I’m very passionate about my new tequila we’re developing. It’s been years in the making, and every road has led here—lots of growing excitement. Mana, passion, positivity, hard work and fun. This one’s for you, world. Let’s have a drink. #tequila #innovation #2019,” he wrote.
IT'S GOING TO BE A "LONG HOT SUMMER FOR BARS", WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, TO COOL YOUR CUSTOMERS DOWN? Frozen Drinks, Stand Up Cooling Machines, Setting up a Portable Above Ground Pool? Oh yes you can, Oh yes you should, oh yes it will pay for itself the first two weekends, when the Concept is implemented correctly. "Bikini Wars" are a MUST, "Muscle Men show us your biceps now, SPEEDOS are Mandatory". Have some "FUN" this Summer, attract the Millennials, who don't want just an ice cold Craft Beer. " They want Off The Wall FAB". Women want their time as well. OUTSIDE is a must, but not the usual set up some tables for two routine. It's old and outdated. Where are your "Mist PVC Sprays"? Take full advantage of the "HEAT" to "COOL" off your Guests with "Eye Opening WOW".The "Tiki Theme" is one of the latest "Outdoor Scenes" that Bar, Restaurant, Sports Bar Owners are capitalizing on. If you are dumbfounded by all of this, no problemo, just email RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com I will guide you to doing triple what you usually do on a weekend. But hurry, you want every weekend to be a "RECORD REVENUE " time.
Budweiser is no longer the "King of Beers." In early 2018, the brand fell to No. 4 in domestic beer sales in the United States.
Consumers are demanding new and more exciting alcoholic beverages, and the industry has been more than willing to provide them.
Craft beer production has exploded across the country to meet demand. Other competition for Budweiser includes hard seltzers, unique flavor blends and low-carb, low-sugar alcoholic drinks. Is your bar featuring Craft Beers, hard seltzers, unique flavors and especially low carb, low sugar beverages? This is one reason why your bar is suffering in foot traffic and sales. What are you prepared to do about it? Email RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com for the direction, Expertise you need RIGHT NOW!
SMART ART !
I AM AN ART AFICIONADO, TOO MANY BARS, RESTAURANTS, CLUBS, SPORTS BARS, HAVE NO "ABSOLUTE ATMOSPHERE".
I MEAN THE KIND OF CAPTIVATING DESIGNS THAT YOU NEVER FORGET AND SET THE TONE FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE DRINKING, DINING, DANCING.
HERE ARE MY TOP SIX ARTISTS FOR YOU TO VIEW THEIR WORK, VISUALIZE IT IN YOUR ESTABLISHMENT.
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THESE UNIQUE CREATIVE VISUAL HIGH IMPACT DESIGNERS, HAVE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO "ENERGIZE" YOUR ROOM.
FOR FAR TOO LONG, IT HAS LOOKED FAR TOO BORING, BASIC, STALE AND DULL.
IT'S 2019, NOT 1999, GET WITH THIS GENERATION.
FEATURE SOME VERY, VERY, VERY ECLECTIC ART.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS?
DENIAL! YOU REFUSE TO EMBRACE THE FUTURE WHICH IS HERE NOW. INSTEAD YOU SHOULD "REFUZE TO LUZE".
VEGAS ENTERTAINMENT IS @ A CROSSROADS. TOO MANY NIGHTLIFE CONCEPTS ARE NOT DRAWING CROWDS ANYMORE.
IT'S LIKE YOU BOOKING THE SAME DJ OR SAME BAND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. PEOPLE GROW TIRED OF THEM.
YET, YOU REFUSE TO GRASP THAT CHANGE IS A MUST. OR YOUR BUSINESS SUFFERS AND OFTEN CLOSES.
IN ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BEING OUT OF TOUCH, I KNOW OF A NEW SOON TO BE CLUB OWNER, HE IS ATTEMPTING TO SELL PRIVATE MEMBERSHIPS FOR $2500 INITIAL FEE. BUT NOBODY IS BITING.
HE HAS NOTHING INNOVATIVE, EDGY, TO OFFER.
JUST A PRIVATE ENTRANCE TO A SPECIFIC AREA WHERE ONLY CLUB MEMBERS CAN BE.
CLUBS IN VEGAS, NYC, ATLANTA, ATLANTIC CITY, SOBE, CHI TOWN, AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES HAVE PRIVATE PLACES WITHIN THEIR VENUES FOR VIPs TO PAY TOP DOLLAR EACH VISIT AND HAVE THE UTMOST IN LUXURY AND PRIVACY, WITH AMENITIES THAT ARE THE ULTIMATE. THAT IS HOW YOU ENTICE GUESTS.
NONE OF WHICH HE GRASPS OR UNDERSTANDS. SIMPLY CALLING FRIENDS ON THE PHONE AND PITCHING THEM IS NOT THE WAY YOU ENLIST 300 MEMBERS TO JOIN A $2500. PRIVATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP.
If you are going to feature Bands this Summer and not charge a cover charge, you are losing thousands of $
You can't go to the movies for less than $10 and you are afraid, scared, and don't think anybody will pay to see the Bands you are presenting?
Then you know what?
Stop booking the same local bands that play everywhere.
Bring in fresh new bands, then watch your customers pay the cover.
There is a Method To The Cover Charge Madness, that I created. Nine out of Ten Guests will pay the cover with my way.
Every Music Venue cannot afford to have their bar absorb the cost of their Musical Entertainment.
The reason people don't want to pay a cover charge is because they have seen the Band you are featuring over and over, without ever paying a cover charge. Can you blame them?
Thus, the reason to reach out beyond the local band scene. That is your Advantage.
Email RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com, to help you entirely change your Band Format.