This machine can help restaurant & bars fight $15 hr minimum wage

As a patent attorney with a practice focus on restaurants, bars & craft beverage producers, I was excited to learn about Tended Bar, an automatic alcoholic beverage dispensing machine. Not only is the technology just plain cool, it can be one solution to help hospitality businesses deal with the $ 15 per hour labor costs. This device can eliminate an employee or two from the payroll. Employees are still needed to check IDs and monitor the machine’s supplies, but labor costs can be reduced, yielding substantial savings to employers. The savings will also extend to payroll taxes, health care costs, worker’s compensation, and disability and unemployment costs.

Another bonus; reduced employee theft at the bar, one of a restaurant & bar owner’s biggest problems. Worth checking out.


             Tracy_JongAbout Tracy Jong

Tracy Jong has been an attorney for more than 20 years,      representing restaurants, bars, and craft beverage manufacturers in a wide array of legal matters. She is also a licensed patent attorney.

Her book Everything You Need To Know About Obtaining and Maintaining a New York Retail Liquor License: The Definitive Guide to Navigating the State Liquor Authority will be available next month on as a softcover and Kindle e-book.

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