Happy hours are great- they get more guests in the door, and people will often continue drinking when drinks go back up to full price. It isn’t so great when it happens all the time, and this is what happens when a bar is constantly overpouring. Not only do costs per drink go up, but people order fewer drinks because they’re satisfied quicker.
BarVision analyzes millions of pours each year, and we know that overpouring is a much more costly issue than many owners realize.
FAR TOO OFTEN, EXCESSIVE OVERPOURING RESULTS IN A NEVER-ENDING HAPPY HOUR WHERE DRINKS ARE SOLD AT A 20%-30% DISCOUNT EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY.
You may be asking- If drinks are full price, how is it a happy hour discount? The answer is simple- These drinks are not given an up-charge for the heavy pour. When a drink is poured with 2oz or more, bartenders should be charging appropriately. Whether they choose not to upcharge or the POS system doesn’t have the option, bars are losing money every day this continues.
BarVision helps put a stop to the never-ending happy hour by providing owners with reports on how consistently their drinks are being poured and charged. Our online portal highlights every overpour and underpour in our exceptions report, as well as the long-term trends in our KPI’s. Instead of wondering if overpouring is happening in your bar, you can know when and where this money is lost and end the perpetual happy hour.