Middle class area, Philadelphia suburbs.
Nice interior, the only issue is some crappy outdoor carpet with cigarette holes in it that we plan to replace in time.
The old clientele sucks and needs to go. They sit there all day, don't spend a lot of money and complain when the younger crowd plays the juke box because it's louder than the news they're watching on the tv.
Possibly when we have more people who want to come in. Charging cover when you don't have a good customer base seems foolish.
Serves both, drinks GP% is 72%, food GP% is 48% (I think food prices are too damn cheap, I wouldn't want to raise prices until we have more people buying, though).
Hoping to double sales in 6 months. The summer months are tough because people in this area go down the shore on weekends during the summer. But I'm hoping some of the changes we implement will bear fruit starting in September.
Smoking is banned in Philadelphia bars right now, this bar is on the outskirts of the city. A bar opened up about a mile down the road inside the city (non smoking) and people left this place to go to the new non smoking bar.
Honestly, I've even spoken with smokers that hate bars which allow smoking. It's one of those things you don't even notice until smoking gets banned in all bars.
The table upgrade is to change the dining room atmosphere into more of a bar atmosphere. Sitting down at low tables while at a bar just doesn't seem right (to me, at least). The high top tables make it easier for crowds to stand around a table.