Imagine, your Nightclub has been closed for a couple of hours after a busy night of keeping patrons happy and the liquor flowing. No fighting, no incidents and most importantly, the cash till full of bills. You had a good day all around for the club. Such a good day, you decide to take off early and head home, leaving your bar backs and bartenders to finish up. What you don’t realize however is that after you leave, your staff is cleaning out your profits. Talk about Bottle Service!
Every night after you leave, your Nightclub employees (the ones that you trust), have been helping themselves to the balance of your open bottle of liquor and wines. Your head bartender is in cahoots with the bar backs and everyone is in on the skimming. Your lax security team of hulking, muscle bound bouncers have gone home for the night and the Merry band of liquor thieves are happily at ‘work’ on your bottom line.
You know that you’ve been experiencing loss of product because you ran the numbers over and over again but you couldn’t figure out how the loss was happening. Now, you’ve discovered that your bar employees have been walking into the liquor room enjoying ‘drinks on the house’ and even taking home half empty bottles. When it boils down to it, all those green dollars in the cash till mean a lot less because you’re going to need to replace what has now been lost to theft.
You decide to put a damper on the spirit bandits by installing EASy bottle Locks. A good move considering that the supply being lost is an expensive supply indeed! Now the bar staff knows that you have identified the loss, have a solid inventory count and have controlled the ‘flow’ in and out of the liquor room. They know better than to steal or consume alcohol from new, unopened supply. It was the half empty bottles that they wanted. Their very ‘Modus Operandi’!
Protecting your liquor supply from internal theft at your Nightclub isn’t the only way to control loss. Loss comes in other forms as well. Take legal liability for instance. If your establishment offers VIP Bottle Service, simply allowing your guests to pour their own drinks at their table could create quite a dilemma.
Imagine a scenario where your Bottle Service hostess delivers 4-5 bottles of highly potent spirits to their table and leaves the guests alone to share their alcohol with whoever they choose to share it with. Sure they purchased the bottles and your patrons should feel a sense of ownership over them but if your hostess isn’t monitoring their activities, things could get out of hand. They could be pouring drinks for minors that slip through the door security. Hey, this does happen!
A simple solution to squash this liability is to the offer your Bottle Service with a policy which includes attentive hostess presence and bottle security. Instituting the use of products such as the EASy Bottle by Alpha is a wonderful way to limit liability when it comes to your VIP patrons. A vibrant and attentive VIP hostess should be on hand to unlock the bottles whenever the guests want another round of drinks. The EASy bottle devices can be removed by the hostess in seconds, using just one hand. The also look great on the bottles and still leave a clear attractive view of the bottle labeling.
These bottle lock solutions can help you combat liquor shrink and liability and keep your profits from literally going down the hatch!
For more information about EASy bottle solutions contact us or call 1-770-426-2576.