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Extension, Permanence of COVID-19 Alcohol Delivery Ordinances Blurred by State Lines

Traditional channels for obtaining alcoholic beverages continue to stretch as states across the country make moves to extend or cast in permanence emergency orders that permitted alcohol delivery during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Fueling continuation is well-being and longevity of the lifeline that sustained not only restaurants, but bars and retail outlets as well, during the nationwide shutdown. Permanent Measures Texas made a big splash in May when government officials, including Gov. Abbott,... Read More

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Permanent and Long-Term to-go Laws Helping Restaurants for Years to Come

With many Americans still uneasy about dining out and restaurants in need of dependable income, a large majority of states continue to work at bridging this gap. In states like Texas, Florida, Montana, Wisconsin and West Virgina, temporary pandemic ordinances allowing to-go alcohol were made permanent. Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Maine and seven others have extensions in place; while another four states are pending conclusions for either permanence or extension. 1 According to Mike Whatley, Vice... Read More

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BARS Checkers: Old Enough to be Mistaken; Young Enough to Check

When a BARS Checker enters your establishment to conduct a signature BARS Program Green and Red Card Visit, the encounter is intended to effortlessly mimic an authentic customer transaction. Read about how The BARS Program Checker Visits work . After each visit, valuable business-specific metrics are entered into a customizable BARS Program Summary Report that is confidentially housed online and shared among specified management team members within your organization. Within the reports, management can not... Read More

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Open Container Laws Modified, Could Pose Challenges for Retailers

While its true common consumption areas and to-go beverages might not be entirely new concepts, remaining COVID restrictions and lingering fears have propelled the pair into the limelight. The positioning comes as major cities across the U.S. loosen open container and public drinking laws. Shifts in traditional regulation are intended to help the restaurant industry, a catalyst of economic growth and development, to drive business and avoid further declining sales. Legalized common consumption in Colorado... Read More

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Enforcement Ramps up Efforts on Underage Alcohol Sales, Social Access

From California and Texas, to Florida and Massachusetts, news headlines spanning the web recount stories of illegal access to alcohol among those under the legal drinking age. Obtained through methods such as shoulder taps, social access and underage purchases, at The BARS Program, we can assure you government agencies are out in full-force to combat underage access. Headlines report active compliance checks to uphold alcoholic beverage control laws throughout the country, as well as adverse... Read More

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Play it Safe by Installing Consistent BARS Checker Visits

It s no secret consistency becomes routine. And routine your employees will have when you partner with The BARS Program. We ll work in tandem with management teams to redirect and reinforce compliance training efforts, so ID checks become commonplace. These efforts could protect your business from failing government-back stings AND give your employees ample chance to practice what you preach. With BARS, employee practice opportunities come in the form of Red and Green Cards.... Read More

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Uncorking The BARS Program's Reporting Functionality

A partnership with The BARS Program is a vital step toward attaining near-flawless compliance with state and local regulations governing the sale of alcohol and tobacco. Following each and every visit, your management team – big or small – is outfitted with near real-time reporting metrics. These valuable, business-specific metrics are available with username and password protection via The BARS Program website . In addition to database archival, reports are emailed to specified management team... Read More

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Retail Compliance Mixology: A Recipe for Employee, Business Success

Proactively safeguard your retail business from the consequences of failed government-backed stings by partnering with The BARS Program. Our highly tested and proven compliance training platform works in your favor to ensure employees are fully aware of and adequately trained on compliance practices related to the sale of age-restricted products. How BARS Works Following initial consultation to learn about your business current compliance practices for the sale of alcohol and tobacco, BARS works to establish... Read More

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