Quality management and data technology company BarTrack and Arryved, the leading point-of-service (POS) provider for craft food and beverage establishments, are teaming up to improve front-of-house bar and taproom operations. In fact, they think they can save you an average of $5,000 per week by improving pour efficiency.
BarTrack’s beverage and quality monitoring insights integrate with Arryved’s sales and revenue data to provide breweries, bars, and restaurant management teams to 1) pinpoint where, when, why, and how waste occurs and 2) strategize improvements to management efficiency and increase revenue.
- BarTrack’s system relies on a beverage sensor with no moving parts or obstructions to draft lines. It provides real-time metrics on a dozen beverage-specific variables affecting beverage quality, including flow and keg levels, line temperature, pressure, cooler health, line cleanliness, and more.
- Arryved’s sales data integrates with the BarTrack interface to illustrate reasons for waste that occur as a beer is poured.
Equipped with BarTrack’s draft monitoring system and Arryved’s POS, management teams have access to insightful real-time data over every pour from inventory to sale. Insights are specific to the minute and to the ounce, making it possible to determine where losses and waste occur and if the losses are related to inventory management processes and equipment or human error.
How did they get $5,000 a week?
Current users of the integration report seeing an immediate impact using BarTrack and Arryved, increasing pouring efficiencies from an average of 47% to as high as 97% by the end of the first month – yes, an average of $5,000 in savings per week.
Apocalypse Ale Works, a craft brewery in Forest, Va., reduced its pour cost from 12.8% to 7.5%, a 5% total deduction, after only 3 months using BarTrack and Arryved in tandem.
“We are a low staff, family-run business. These tools and reports are a game-changer when it comes to the success of our draft beer program and visibility into business operations. We were able to identify specific problem areas and develop detailed strategies that ultimately eliminated areas of waste, improved our beer quality, and boosted our overall revenue,” said Austin John, owner of Apocalypse Ale Works. “In the first month the system had paid for itself. Arryved and BarTrack are the two front-of-house solutions that every brewery should invest in.”
Grist Brewing Company, based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., increased its pour efficiency from 54.6% to 85% in the span of 3 weeks using the integrated BarTrack and Arryved solution. The brewery’s average pour cost dropped from 12.8% to 7.6%, equating to $6,359 of lost potential revenue to $1,392, an average of $20,000 in savings per month.
“In a short period of time we have dramatically reduced our pour costs through identifying principal causes of waste and creating a specific plan to successfully remedy those causes,” said Chuck Norman, Grist Brewing owner. “This is the solution for breweries to start re-examining their draft program in the taproom and take a revised approach to maximizing potential profits and improving brand integrity through quality.”