In my state, the managers of stores that sell wine and spirits must participate in a short training session, get fingerprinted, and pass a background check before the store can get it’s alcohol license. These same guidelines are required for restaurants, bars, and clubs as well, plus additional training to identify already intoxicated patrons, and underage customers. An alcohol license is a big deal; it can mean the difference in staying in business or not. Bottle Service is a great perk offered at many establishments, and it has proven to be a very profitable option.
With Bottle Service, the customers pay a certain price for a predetermined number of bottles, glasses, and mixers. A waitress is assigned to one or more small groups, and their job is to keep them happy. The point is for the party to have a good time, and to feel they are saving money instead of buying all the individual drinks, and to have that night to be treated as VIPs. The downside is, if the bottle are left on the tables, customers will be pouring their own drinks. One problem, is that if left to their own devices, customers that opt for Bottle Service could be mixing their own drinks very strong, and getting themselves very drunk, very quickly. Plus, unless all in the party are 21, there is the very real danger of illegal underage drinking. That is a nightly news story your business does not want to be any part of.
This is why Alpha came up with the EASy Bottle Lock. The bottles can still be left on the tables, still giving off the fun atmosphere. But the customers cannot just pour their own drinks. The waitress can be summoned, or however they decide to work the system, and refresh the drinks as needed. Plus he or she can keep a close eye on the members of the group, and ensure the night ends safely for all of them. The waitress has the key, a lightweight gadget they can clip somewhere on their clothing, and they can take care of the patron’s needs very quickly, while keeping all the bottles secure when left unattended. If a new person joins the party, they can be carded with little interruption, and served accordingly.
Bottle Service is a fantastic option for a group coming in to celebrate together. As long as the bar staff keeps their customer’s safety and the bottle’s security as their number one priority, the group can have the fun, and the bar can reap the profits and return business.
The liability that goes along with any business that sells alcohol is substantial. Bars, clubs, and even small stores that sell to someone that was already intoxicated can be held responsible if something happens to the person later, such as a car wreck, if it can be proven they should have known and refused the sale. Responsible Bottle Service is the answer to having this group party option for customers, and knowing you and your staff did everything they could to keep everyone safe.
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