6 Shot Glasses Dispenser
When you start a bar or restaurant, you will find that one of the most important products you will purchase is a shot glass dispenser. They come in a variety of styles and are made of many different materials. You can purchase a simple glass marquee that holds only six shot glasses, but you can also buy them in fancier styles like those that hold up to forty-eight glasses. It all depends on your style of entertaining and how many people will be using the product.
A shot glass dispenser also has its disadvantages. One of the first things owners complain about is not being able to keep an eye on the inventory. If customers are going home with two or more glasses that have already been consumed, you are left guessing what they have taken with them. The only way to keep track of your stock is by having multiple servers available at all times and investing in a video intercom system that can also display the inventory so you can quickly identify what has been taken.
The biggest problem with using a dispenser like this is getting refilled. If you use a bar-clicker method instead, you will have employees learning how to use it instead of the bartender learning how to refill the shot glass. This can lead to confusion and even theft by customers who realize that the bartender is filling each glass with their own drink. Many bartenders have also complained that it takes too long to get refills and that they are then stuck emptying the entire bottle when customers arrive.
Another disadvantage of the traditional 6-shot glass dispenser is the amount of money that has to go into the investment. You will have to buy the equipment and purchase the glass from the supplier. You will have to pay for the space it needs to be set up and you will have to pay for the staff that will man the machine once it is installed. While these costs may seem high at first, they are offset later with the amount of profit you will see from your business. In addition, you can invest in other business aspects such as coffee mugs or glassware that you can use instead of shot glasses. These items are less expensive but can do the same job.
Installing the equipment yourself is not difficult, but it does take some time to learn how to do it correctly. It is far easier to hire someone to do the job for you. Make sure to check references before hiring anyone to come and install your shot glass machine for you. Make sure to get price quotes from several companies before choosing one to do the work. You will want to choose someone that is familiar with the type of shot glasses you need to have made and that has experience setting up and maintaining the machine. They should be able to answer any questions you have about setup or maintenance and be willing to put together a contract.
One thing to look for when you are checking references is to see if they have any complaints filed against them. If you find a number of complaints then make sure you stay away from that company. You should also ask if they are willing to guarantee their work for you. A good contractor will stand behind their work and give you a warranty on whatever they repair. If they can't then you may want to consider finding someone else to do the repair. You don't want to have to deal with any problems down the road.
The most important aspect of having a dispenser in your business is that you are going to need to keep the shot glasses clean. This may require some special equipment to wash and sanitize them but it is well worth it. Not only will you be able to increase your customer base by providing a clean refreshing drink for them, but you will also end up attracting new customers who are looking for a good drink to enjoy on a hot day.
Having an automated dispenser in your shop will make it possible for you to dispense the right amount of shot glasses to customers. It is important that you maintain the glasses so that customers continue to return to your business. Customers love to see that you have taken the time to provide them with a quality product. With a properly maintained shot glass dispenser you can increase your sales and profits.