Bar Business Magazine

Don't Pour Out Your Profits By: Andria Park (February 2018)     @barbizmag


There are numerous factors to consider when running an effective bar or dining establishment, and one of the greatest concerns is controlling expenses.

According to BeerSAVER, theft occur for the following reasons:

-Bartenders and waitstaff sell drinks without recording transactions in the point-of-sale (POS) system.

-Staff charges customers regular prices for drinks, rings those in as lower-priced specials, then pockets the difference and/or receives a bigger gratuity.

-Employees reverse and void transactions.

This leaves 25% of shrinkage to be attributed to poor bar management and to issues including the aforementioned: spills, over-pouring, incorrect accounting, or giving away free drinks.

Portion control is essential to a bar's bottom line and to maintaining correct beverage costs and overall bar profits.

Using advanced flow meter technology, the draft beer control system tracks what's poured in real time versus what's actually rung up on the customer's POS system - essentially keeping staff accountable for all inventory down to the minute.

BeerSAVER's draft beer monitoring system, the US BeerSaver Beer and Wine Control System, is web-based and can be accessed through your computer, at home, at work, and also through the BeerSAVER App.

Within the past five years, BeerSAVER introduced a spinoff to the Beer and Wine Control System with its SelfTAP system, empowering customers to pour their own beer under a guided and controlled environment.

A customer comes in, the hostess opens up the table, allows them to sit at the table and to be able to pour (depending on the state, there may be some liquor control limits)," explains Kevin Tse, COO of BeerSAVER. "Essentially (then can) pour, pour, pour, and when they're done, they ask for the bill, they close the table, and they pay for the number of ounces that were poured a the table."

"For our system, we're really selling it as a service, so we have basically all of this in real-time," says Tse. "We're also integrated with the POS system in real-time. The more they use it, the more they're finding that it just becomes a deterrent for staff to give out free drinks."

Tse has noted that bars have increased their sales with the same amount of beer anywhere from 3-5% to even 30% after using BeerSAVER products. Giving customers the ability to pour their own beer also enables faster turnaround service.

CNN Money

Self-Service Beer Taps coming your way by Parija Kavilanz (January 2015)    @CNNMoney

How much do you hate waiting for another beer in a crowded bar?

It irked Josh Goodman enough to invent a pretty obvious solution -- self-service beer taps.

Goodman, 36, recalled the exact moment in late 2008 when his frustration boiled over.

"I was hanging out with my friends at a Baltimore sports bar before an Orioles game," he said. "We just couldn't get another beer served to us quickly."

Even more than being annoyed, Goodman was struck by how much money the bar must be losing. Almost immediately, he got to work on a self-service beer concept.

Within a few months, Goodman had launched PourMyBeer in Chicago (where he'd relocated to be with his wife).

He invested $20,000 of his own funds and partnered with a U.S. manufacturer to make beer tables with two to four self-service taps.

In February 2009, Goodman landed his first client: A Baltimore tavern. He spent the next two years growing the business and adding more bars and restaurants.

In 2011, PourMyBeer introduced self-service "beer walls," which let people pour their own beer from taps on a wall.

"We've seen people waiting on line to use the self-service unit," said Scott Taylor, president and COO of Walk-On's Enterprises. The Baton Rouge, La.-based sports bar franchise has PourMyBeer's tables in four locations and plans to roll them out in three new bars.

"We're committed to this," said Taylor. "It's efficient and we're making a little more money on beer sales. Most importantly, our customers think it's neat."

*Software and all electronics provided by BeerSAVER Systems.

GREAT NEW - The Chop House


A newly developed concept of the Wooloomooloo Group, The Chop House, is now open at VivoCity. Wooloomooloo Group has served sizzling premium steaks and time-honored grill favorites since 2004. They have established two successful brands, Wooloomooloo Prime and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, at prominent locations in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Aiming to bring a breath of fresh air to the food scene by offering an array of international dishes with a contemporary spin, The Chop House uses only high quality, fresh ingredients from all over the world. They let the ingredients reveal their natural flavors and this philosophy of quality transcends to their beverage collection which showcases a variety of artisan beers, draughts on tap, a brilliant selection of crafted cocktails, whiskey and wines. One of their star attractions is the self-serve bar system imported from America called BeerSAVER. This system is unprecedented in Asia allowing you to get your own beer at the self-serve stations in a hassle-free process.


Consistent with the casual dining concept, The Chop House features floor-to-ceiling windows and a waterfront semi-outdoor area, offering you the tuck-away comfort of a relaxed atmosphere inside a bustling shopping centre.