Going green means pursuing environmentally friendly practices that help your business decrease its footprint on Earth. Easy ways you can achieve this goal are by cutting down on energy usage, using less disposable products, and minimizing food and drink waste. However, eco-friendly practices are not only more beneficial for the environment, but they can also save businesses hundreds or thousands of dollars each year. More than that, consumers love to contribute to more environmentally-friendly businesses.
One way to reduce waste (and stay socially distant, while still having a good time) is to invest in a self-pour beverage wall to reduce the amount of glass and aluminum waste from single-use containers such as wine bottles and canned drinks that many bars and restaurants use. According to Hotel Business Review, wastage and theft account for $10 billion in losses annually for bars in the United States. Since self-pour systems are designed to charge for every ounce poured, your keg yield will be closer to 100%. While over pouring can be intentional or unintentional, the resulting waste is the same – that’s where self-pour comes in.
One brand in particular that has made this possible, is PourMyBeer, and their high-tech self-pour beverage wall system. The process is easy – customers receive wristbands from a cashier after their ID has been verified, and guests scan wristbands and pour their desired beverage, as the system tracks their tab by ounce and charges the card provided to the cashier. Restaurants have the opportunity to not only reduce waste and conserve product, but to also give guests the unique experience of exploring a variety of beer, wine, hard seltzers and even kombucha that they may have not had before. In addition, the self-pour wall would eliminate the possibility of incorrect orders, as the customer administers their own drink. Waste is also eliminated because guests pay for every drop of their beverage, including samples.
Make sustainability (and social distancing!) a priority this summer and consider investing in PourMyBeer’s self-serve walls.