Alcohol at Quick Service Restaurants
From, "would you like fries with your order" to "will you have a beer with that", yes the rumors are true, a number of quick service restaurants are adding beer and wine to their menus.Not only has this great idea boosted sales, but also adds a bit more class to the quick dining experience.
This new trend is being introduced at just the right time. In a struggling economy, diners are searching for less expensive options, while not having to give up the amenities that full-service restaurants provide. Serving alcohol can also be a competitive advantage as it can serve as a point of distinction from other quick service restaurants.
Not surprisingly, adult per capita and overall table wine consumption in the U.S. reached a record high in 2008, according to a consumer tracking study conducted by the Wine Market Council (WMC).Last year also marked the 15th straight year of gains in total wine sales. Because of recent growth in the market, the WMC expects sales to remain steady throughout the recession 1.
In addition to creating profit in its own right, alcohol offers a less direct advantage for restaurants. Serving alcohol isn't a step that can be taken lightly.Restaurants must first obtain an alcohol license, which can be an expensive and lengthy process.Remaining in compliance with state liquor control boards can also be quite a task.
This is where Fintech's services become an essential piece to the puzzle. Using Fintech's EFT payment service for your alcohol payments can allow you to feel confident that your payments will make it to your distributors on their specific due date.
The legalities of serving alcohol vary from state to state and sometimes even city to city, so it is imperative to really have an understanding of what the laws are. In the end, it seems to be the consensus that the effort, time and cost is well worth the trouble.
1Winemarketcouncil.com. 2008 Consumer Tracking Study.
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Copa Wine Corporation
Cox Ventures, Inc.
Chan's Wine World
Crest Beverage LLC
D & V Distributing Co
DBI Beverage San Francisco
De De Beverage
Direct International Wine & Spirits
DJP Selections LLC
Elkins Distributing Co.
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Federal Distributors, Inc.
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Gallo Sales Company
GLTX Corporation dba Lone Star Beverages
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H & S Wholesalers Inc.
Halson Wine Provisioners
Hautala Distributing Co.
Horse Creek Winery
Indiana Beer Inc.
Jalisco Intl Imports
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards LLC
Keg 1 O'neal, LLC dba Gidden Distributing
Kirchoff Distributing Co.
Knoxville Beverage Co.
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Mid Ohio Wines
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Muxie Distributing Co.
North Central Distributors
Northern Eagle Inc - WV
Odom Southern Holdings
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Purple Feet Distributing
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Southern Wine & Spirits of Southern CA
Standard Sales Co.
Statewide Beverage, LLC
Tag Wine Group
Tanguay & Son Winery
Tri-Starco Inc dba Jerry's Distributing Co
Vigne Limited Liability Co. Vigne Wine Shop & Deli
Vineyards on the Scuppernong
Virginia Eagle Distributing J.W. Sieg & Company
Washington Wines Limited
Wendell Distributing Co.
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City of Kennewick dba The Toyota Center
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King Richard's Family Fun Park
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Legends Hospitality, LLC
Mufasa Corp. dba Jax Food & Games
Regency Towers Enterprises
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North Macomb Sportsmens Club
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Bob Harris Oil Company
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Quantum Petroleum LP
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S.A. Thompson Oil Co.Inc
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Tom's Mini Mart
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SA Discount Liquor
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BC Entertainment dba Fiesta
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Bel Lago, LLC
Bells Restaurant and Catering
BIll & Lou's Liqours, LLC
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Block 15 Brewery
Boar's Nest Bar B Q
Boathouse Restaurant - MI
Bradenton Road House
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Divot's Bar and Grille
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Fire and Vine
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Giordano's Enterprises dba Sand Lake Pizzeria
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M3 Restaurant Group
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SB Alamo Development LLC dba SmashBurger
Screamin' Hot Florida
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Shaffner & Shaffner Enterprise, Inc. dba Bennigan's Grill & Tavern
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T.A.B.M. LLC dba Barclay's
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The Turf Irish Pub
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Zoe's Kitchen Holding Co.
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