Monthly Archives: September 2014

All Night Permit

The deadline for submission of All Night Permit applications for alcohol past 4 am on New Year’s Eve January 1, 2015 is November 16, 2014. In deciding whether to issue the permit, the Authority will consider the timely filing of … Continue reading

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Thinking about opening a restaurant?

The Liquor Authority is recruiting new applicants looking to open a restaurant to participate in the New York State Universal Restaurant Application Pilot Program. If you are considering opening a food service establishment in any of the following counties please … Continue reading

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Double Whammy! Restaurant Owners Could Be in Labor Cost Crisis in 2015

          Tipped workers earning less than NY’s standard $8 an hour could get a raise next year, depending on the recommendations from a new “Wage Board” convened by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The members of the new … Continue reading

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Possible Defense to Underage Consumption

          If a parent or guardian chooses to give their child liquor, this is not illegal. As long as the parent purchases the liquor, he or she can give the child alcohol moderately under ABC Law … Continue reading

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Recent Reads

          Interaction to transaction: How to Get Comfortable When Asking for the Sale by Nancy Roberts addresses the social, cultural and behavioral patterns that affect women in the role of a salesperson. Understanding why women are adverse … Continue reading

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12 Tips from Bob Brown to Sell More Wine and Increase your Tips

1.     Identify guests who want to share, are having a romantic evening or are celebrating-all great opportunities to sell a bottle of wine or champagne. 2.     Know your wine list so you can respond to objections and offer alternatives. 3.     … Continue reading

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Raise the Bar by Jon Taffer

Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer lays out an incredibly powerful message to any entrepreneur, especially those in the service industry. He calls his philosophy “Reaction Management.” Jon shows how any service provider is really in the business of creating a reaction … Continue reading

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Upselling After Dinner Drinks

         After dinner drinks enhance a celebration and can aid in digestion of a heavy meal. After dinner drinks leave guests with a warm and fuzzy feeling about their dining experience. Traditional after dinner drinks Sambuca, Frangelico, … Continue reading

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Bob Brown’s Successful Selling Techniques for Waiters and Waitresses

Ooh and Aah Technique           Describe dishes with words that bring the flavors to life. Each description should sound like it comes from a food professional. Brush up on your culinary vocabulary by reading and watching food media. Carry food … Continue reading

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Bob Brown’s Rolodex Effect Sales Technique for Waitstaff

Rather than ask a question, make a statement. Describe cocktails and appetizers with mouth watering culinary detail that tantalizes their senses. This will get the guest thinking about which item they want rather than whether to have one. Stimulate great … Continue reading

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