Managing a beverage inventory for bars and restaurants is so much different today than it used to be. Craft beer and spirits have exploded variety, and interest in those products from customers requires the most up-to-date lists and information of what’s in stock. But with this complexity has come a bunch more digital beverage management solutions that allow for a streamlined process. And perhaps even more importantly — they provide a new opportunity to connect with customers, promote what’s available and give much more transparency into inventory for anyone interested.
TapHunter is one such solution, and it just recently unveiled new premium features to automate the beverage inventory process and allow food and drinking establishments to easily publish nutritional information for any craft beer across multiple channels, including print menus, digital beverage boards, websites and social media channels. This capability is growing in importance due to potential FDA rules about publishing nutritional information.
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TapHunter’s operational and marketing tools now includes the ability to automate common bar and restaurant inventory tasks, saving time, effort and money by replacing cumbersome spreadsheets and tedious manual labor.
The inventory process is seamlessly integrated into the existing TapHunter dashboard, combining menu and inventory operations to eliminate duplication of efforts. TapHunter said its tools are less expensive than other products on the market, providing bars and restaurants with time-saving automation without breaking the bank.
“We wanted to update the way we were managing our inventory using spreadsheets. The TapHunter tool has really saved us time and replaced a process that was not very organized,” said Shawn Lang, co-owner of the Lang Restaurant Group. “And now we can see what different styles of beers we have on hand pretty easily. This helps us make our buying decisions and keep a balanced selection.”
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In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require large retailers and chain restaurants to publish nutritional information for most craft beer offerings. This poses potential problems, as most smaller breweries do not list nutritional information for many beers. The TapHunter platform now makes it easy for partners to meet these requirements by quickly calculating nutritional information based on the beer style, ABV and other factors.
The TapHunter dashboard can calculate nutritional information and easily add that data to their rotating drink menus across all touch points, both on and off-premise, including print menus, digital drink boards, websites and social media.
“The addition of easy inventory management and craft beer nutritional tools that meet FDA regulations are two more ways we are delivering on our goal to help bars and restaurants become more efficient and save valuable time and money,” said Melani Gordon, CEO and co-founder of TapHunter. “Our simple but powerful inventory tool can save bar and restaurant managers over 10 man hours per week while enabling employees to measure and manage all inventory from a mobile phone app.”