Category Archives: Restaurants

Brewery Compensation

As you build your brewing business, you will ultimately hire employees to help you with the daily operations workload. There will be employees working on the brewing side, helping in making the beer. Then there will be sales employees who … Continue reading

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Can Event Space Add New Revenue Streams to Your Bottom Line?

Craft breweries are popping up everywhere. As competition increases, breweries will need ways to differentiate themselves in their market. They will also need to identify new revenue sources with new and different products and services, especially ones that utilize the … Continue reading

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The Legal Issues with Distillery Barrel Programs

Craft distilleries are often interested in introducing barrel programs. These can be a regulatory quagmire because distilleries generally can’t sell at retail to the public in the three-tier system. Distillery owners see others doing it but just don’t know how … Continue reading

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New York Farm Distilleries Have Advantage in Barrel Programs

Craft distilleries are often interested in introducing barrel programs. These can be a regulatory quagmire because distilleries generally can’t sell at retail to the public in the three-tier system. Distillery owners see others doing it but just don’t know how … Continue reading

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Beware of Employee Agreements

  Many employees sign confidentiality and non-compete agreements when accepting a new job. While the stack of on-boarding paperwork for a new job seems routine, the obligations included in these non-compete agreements are anything but routine. Employees must carefully understand … Continue reading

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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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3 Ways Restaurants Can Use Technology to Combat the $15 Minimum Wage Increase

Beer walls like Ruins Pub in Kansas City Automated cocktail dispensing machines like Tended Bar Tableside or kiosk automated ordering and payment systems These touch screen technologies appeal to customers because they don’t have to wait for servers to place … Continue reading

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This machine can help restaurant & bars fight $15 hr minimum wage

As a patent attorney with a practice focus on restaurants, bars & craft beverage producers, I was excited to learn about Tended Bar, an automatic alcoholic beverage dispensing machine. Not only is the technology just plain cool, it can be … Continue reading

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On Call Practice Could Result in Big Penalties and Back Wages

Restaurant Owners should take note of the New York Attorney General’s written notice to several national retailers (J Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Williams & Sonoma, and Urban Outfitters) concerning “on call” requirements for … Continue reading

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Great Harvest Bread Co.

Great Harvest Bread Co. uses the slogan “Bread. The way it ought to be.” Panera uses the slogan “Food As It Should Be.” Great Harvest alleges that Panera uses its similar slogan on products that directly compete with the bakery’s … Continue reading

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