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Welcome 2 new clients and thanks to another!

I’d like to welcome my 2 latest clients, Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group in Chicago and Portillo’s Hot Dogs (nationwide).

And a quick thank you to everyone at Nestle and their agencies for being such a pleasure to work with while opening their pop up bakery and managing their Nestle Toll House “100 Days of Baking Some Good” program from Sept – February. For our culmination event, our bakers set a world record for continuous baking!

Cheers!

Tim

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How Samuel Adams Founder Jim Koch Pays It Forward

I am proud to be a part of this great program to support food and beverage startups, Brewing the American Dream. It was founded and is operated by Jim Koch, a great guy and the founder of Boston Brewing Company, maker of America’s favorite macro/micro craft brew, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, as well as the breakout hit of 2014 Angry Orchard Cider.
If you are not familiar with his wonderful program of micro loans and mentorship to F&B startups, read about it here, and for an update on this year’s National Finals, Time Magazine blogged a story 2 days ago.
It has been great to work with Jim and the Boston Brewing team over the years and I look forward to doing much more great business with them, as well as supporting BTAD in any way I am able.
Cheers! — TimTheBarGuy

P.S. – Jim also has a secret to avoid getting tipsy when drinking beer, which he shared with me and also explained in an Esquire Magazine interview.  You can read about it and get the Esquire link here.

A bar that does not serve alcohol. And it is packed?

Here’s a unique business story, a pop-up bar that serves no alcohol, yet on their opening night they are packed. I’m not sure if a non-alcohol club has staying power, but this tells me it’s increasingly important that even places that serve alcohol provide a good selection of non-alcohol drinks.

Read about it here on Buzzfeed.

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News Flash For The Alcohol Service Business.

Our entire market is about 30% of the population.
30% of American adults don’t drink at all, 30% drink less than 1 drink per week, and many in the top 10% of drinkers drink so excessively they are trouble, and you probably don’t want them in a bar.  That leaves about 30% that drink moderately and regularly.
A-List Marketing has developed, opened and marketed more than 40 beverage driven establishments, achieving long term success.
Read the research here – and let us help with your target marketing if you have a bar, nightclub or beverage driven restaurant.
Cheers! — TimTheBarGuy

Thanks to Jeff Haden on LinkedIn for the link to the research and the insights.

 

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And speaking of beer, Science says it’s good for you!

News Flash:  Beer is good for you!

“Research suggests beer can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, aid weight loss and even balance hormones – and now it’s attracting more and more health-conscious men and women.

‘If you analysed beer you would  be amazed at how many super-nutrients there are in it,’ says Dr Stephan Domenig, medical director of The Original F.X. Mayr Health Centre in Austria. ‘Beer contains  all of the essential – and many of the non-essential – amino acids.’

As well as these protein-building blocks and minerals including phosphorus, iodine, magnesium and potassium, beer is rich in calcium  so could benefit your bones.

A study by Tufts University in the United States in 2009 found that moderate beer consumption can protect bone mineral density.”

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Thanks to the Daily Mail Online for this article.