A push top bottle opener or two at every station solves at least two problems. Using one is both cleaner and faster than using a standard church key.
After extreme ease of use, cleanliness stands out as the single greatest advantage to using a push top bottle opener. Customers simply don’t feel good about seeing dirty hands handle the neck and lip of the bottle they will be drinking from. When customers feel bad, the bar loses profits. That occurs marginally, one customer at a time, in a slow and steady hemorrhage. Satisfying a single customer, just one, pays for a push top bottle opener.
Bartenders love using a push to bottle opener… or two. The busier the bar, the more they love it. Even clumsy bartenders can open two bottles at once. There’s absolutely no way to do that with a standard bottle opener. Some innovations are better, faster, and more efficient. Serving customers faster also means that the bartenders have more time to clean as they go, and that means happier customers who aren’t afraid to drink what they want at a dirty bar.
At a busy watering hole, that means profits. Owners and general managers know how this works. The margin on bottled beer might be as much as six or seven times cost, while draft runs at three-to-six times cost as a staple earner. Wine runs ten or more times cost, but at up to a whopping thirty-six times cost, the profit champ is liquor.
If the ladies balk at buying their mixed drinks, they won’t stay, and if they won’t stay, the men don’t show up either. Cleanliness, speed, and efficiency are the obvious fix, and the easy way to do that is to use better tools. The push top bottle opener should be on that list, at least at bars that prefer to be profitable.
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