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Drink-Weight-MonitoringOptimizing Gains from Alcohol Sales with Weight Monitoring

To the common person, it is assumed that it’s easy for bars and restaurants to garner profits from mixed drinks and spirits. However, a massive amount of competition can make running a lucrative alcohol-serving establishment very challenging due to a number of factors.

Many aspects of the bar industry can provide road blocks from gaining much needed profits: high amounts of competition, competitors copying successful models, and rising costs of products present interesting challenges for owners to maintain a comfortable profit margin. Because of the aforementioned factors, the range of profitability can vary greatly for a bar or restaurant. Having a system to maximize profits can greatly mitigate the stress from these damaging aspects of operating an institution serving alcohol. After all, alcohol products are capable of producing the largest profit margins for restaurants and bars.

In lieu of reducing product selection (potentially losing customers) and reducing storage locations, one of the simplest solutions to monitoring profit margins in serving alcohol is instituting some kind of weighing system for drink portioning. Rather than simply estimating the amount of alcohol per drink (which can vary wildly between bartenders), weighing a drink on a scale can deliver repeatable results, ensuring the exact amount of alcohol is added to each drink. Over-pouring the recommended or baseline amount of alcohol per drink can cost a proprietor hundreds to even thousands of dollars in an evening. Weighing the alcohol per drink (dosing) prevents adding too much of a given spirit to a drink—saving money in the long run.

Appropriate dosing will also prevent free drinks from being passed out without authorization. Whether deliberate (giving drinks to friends or acquaintances) or not (having to smooth over an order mistake), owners can track and monitor situations where this might occur. Proprietors will also be able to monitor the amount of liquor spilled by bartenders during the day, reinforcing care with alcohol products used during their shift. Alleviating all of these distressing elements leads to more consistent servings for patrons, giving them the feeling of satisfaction and, ultimately, loyalty.

DETECTO can work with customers to provide a powerful measuring tool to maximize profit margins for restaurant and bar owners. Instituting a weighing and inventory system is one of the easiest and most effective measures a proprietor can make to increase efficiency and sales. The added control and confidence from making shrewd decisions is worth the investment and provides a more consistent for the customer in the long run.

203 East Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870 USA
(800) 641-2008

APEX-RI_PR-3DETECTO’s new apex® series APEX-RI portable clinical scales with remote indicators feature an integral carrying handle and compact design for portable or permanent weighing use. With the indicator’s versatile mounting bracket, the display can be set up separately from the base and read from its position on the wall or desktop making it suitable for stationary or mobile use. The 6 ft/1.8 m cable from the scale base to indicator allows you to place the display wherever it’s easiest to read.

APEX-RI_PR-1DETECTO’s APEX-RI series scales feature an extra-wide, flat platform measuring 17 in W x 17 in D x 2.75 in H. The apex® scales offer a high 600 lb x 0.2 lb / 300 kg x 0.1 kg capacity, 0.75-inch-high clinical-blue LCD weight readouts, BMI calculation for checking nutritional status, AC or 12 AA battery power (AC adapter included on some models), 2 RS232 serial ports, 1 micro USB-B port, and HL7 IEEE 11073 compliance. They are ready to use right out of the box in just a few seconds with no assembly needed. Wi-Fi Ethernet/Bluetooth models are available for wireless connection to healthcare/fitness mobile apps.

APEX-RI_PR-2The lift-off apex® platform cover may be removed for easy wipe-down cleaning or to quickly replace the 12 AA batteries. The scale’s structural base integrity is manufactured rock-solid for optimal patient safety and stability. Thanks to the apex® scale’s carrying handle, compact size, and minimal weight it can easily be transported wherever needed.

The apex® features a high-tech, smart-phone-style indicator for easy utilization with 6 simple buttons and a bold LCD display for large readouts. Weight and height are displayed onscreen simultaneously and the scale automatically locks on weight temporarily for a few seconds in order to easily view and record the patient’s measurement. The AC adapter included on all -AC models has multi-pin-input, snap-in choices for the US, UK, EU, Australia, and Japan, providing the apex® with international power available for use around the world.

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203 East Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870 USA
(800) 641-2008

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