Mixologist

Top Mixologist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Mixologist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Mixologist resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.5% of Mixologist resumes contained Drink Orders as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Mixologist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Mixologist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Drink Orders

high Demand
Here's how Drink Orders is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Prepare all bar furs and/ or service bar drink orders in a timely controlled manner in a face-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Maintained Bar area, food and drink orders, operated point of sale terminal program for all orders and served customers.
  • Utilized a high level of energy to quickly fill drink orders while creating a culinary cocktail experience.
  • Tracked all players' times on tables through POS system along with any drink orders.
  • Prepare drink orders according to specified recipes using measuring systems.
  • Utilized high levels of energy and superior multi-tasking abilities to quickly fill drink orders in this extremely fast-paced establishment.
  • Serve customers receive drink orders from clients, and collect payments and operate the cash register.
  • Tend to customer's specified drink orders accurately Cash Handling, customer service, beverage control, & Upselling

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2. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Provided awesome customer service through upbeat personality, excellent knowledge of recipes and quick preparation of orders.
  • Provided excellent customer service and courtesy along with displaying professionalism at all times.
  • Gained knowledge of successful customer service and responsible alcohol service.
  • Receive numerous commendations from patrons for superb customer service standards.
  • Maintain a friendly bar/lounge environment by providing excellent customer service.
  • Interact with guests while providing excellent customer service
  • Trained in Alcohol awareness, cash handling, customer service, and inventory.
  • Experience in cashier, pricing, bar management and customer service.
  • Provided beverage and food service to the members with excellent customer service
  • Wait tables, Customer Service, bartender, cook
  • Provided first class customer service to diverse patrons.
  • Provide effective customer services to all guests.
  • Delivered quality customer service as a lead mixologist while positioning several wines, even those prepared in-house.
  • Mixed liquids and customized to users needs Excel in providing adequate customer service
  • Used customer service skills to effectively make guests feel welcomed Worked with a team of individuals to provide the best service possible
  • Practiced excellent customer service Work closely with bar staff and guests as bartender, server and hostess.
  • cashier, counted & balanced cash drawers, and provided excellent customer service daily.
  • Mix prepare drinks to order.Provide excellent customer service.
  • Operated cash register * Customer services * Prepared business for daily operations
  • Enhance guests day with lively banter and delicious beverages Complete corporate standards daily Provide legendary customer service

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4. Specialty Cocktails

high Demand
Here's how Specialty Cocktails is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Standardized all prior and new cocktail recipes for house bar book, and created specialty cocktails for print media features.
  • Created specialty cocktails and menus for the venue, many of which won local drink competitions.
  • Reduced liquor costs: Utilized unused stock bottles by rotating supplies and creating new specialty cocktails.
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in specialty cocktails, wines, liquors and liqueurs.
  • Opened property and helped created beverage program and specialty cocktails.
  • Provide specialty cocktails at every table in the club.
  • Prepare recommend and serve specialty cocktails.
  • created specialty cocktails that were featured on menu for entire company

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5. Beverage Orders

high Demand
Here's how Beverage Orders is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Greet guests and take beverage orders from the restaurant servers or directly from guests.
  • Received beverage orders from wait staff and delivered beverages to guests.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.

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6. High Volume

high Demand
Here's how High Volume is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Ensured customer satisfaction while maintaining quality and consistency in a high volume environment.
  • Maintained a professional work ethic during high volume/stress enhanced environments.
  • Mixed/served for both the bar and waitresses, maintaining speed and accuracy in a fast paced, high volume establishment.
  • Required to master dozens of drink recipes in order to effectively serve and maintain a fast-paced, high volume nightclub.
  • Craft cocktail making, batching, seasonal craft cocktail trends, high volume bar, continually revolving their cocktail program.
  • Served full dinner entrees in high volume restaurant/bar generating a strong loyal following and highest guest check average in bar.
  • Handle a high volume of guests during peak restaurant times while maintaining accuracy and consistency in product and performance.
  • Up sold liquor preferences to guest while providing efficient service in a prompt pace to accommodate high volume.
  • Mixed and served signature cocktails, paired & poured a variety of wine flights at a high volume restaurant
  • Work autonomously and as a member of a team during high volume time periods.
  • Experienced in serving and preparing beverages in a high volume atmosphere.
  • Served quality beverages and food to clientele in high volume environment.
  • Redesigned and produced high volume cocktail menu for Spring/Summer 2014.
  • Established batch based cocktail protocol for high volume summer menu.
  • Executed craft cocktails in a high volume nightclub environment.
  • Fast paced, high volume working environment.
  • Experience in fast pace high volume restaurant.
  • Returned at night shift when restaurant turned into high volume nightclub that was the venue for concerts and peforming artists.
  • Provide unmatched level of service while maintaining a pace required for a high volume night club environment .
  • Manage the frappes during high volume lunch services, stocking accuratly.

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7. Bartend

high Demand
Here's how Bartend is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Supervised and motivated a high-performing team of seven bartenders.
  • Assisted head bartender in handling rush of customers by taking orders and payments while creating a fun and friendly atmosphere.
  • Trained new bartenders on how to successfully manage all three bars as well as service area.
  • Worked as Bartender and Hostess for Club nights and during the week for WMC.
  • Performed checkouts of servers and bartenders to ensure that all tickets were accounted for.
  • Worked in inventory for distributing the alcoholic beverages for the bartenders.
  • Certified Learning Coach (CLC) - Bartender and Server Coach.
  • Head bartender in charge of training other bartenders.
  • Lead bartender at Mandarin Bar.
  • Directed bartending operations, overseeing seamless beverage service, scheduling, inventory management and customer service.
  • Required to obtain and renew valid liquor license and bartending certification.
  • Required to have excellent and consistent customer service skills, as well as proper bartending etiquette
  • Trained new bartending staff on standard operating procedures and proper bar etiquette while serving customers.
  • Employed as a bartender/mixologist at Big Bar in NYC from 2010-2012
  • Bartended at several private venues and events throughout metro Atlanta.
  • Job Description: I serve and bartend.
  • Trained new employees on how to bartend and make speciality cocktails correctly.
  • obtained CA Bartender License) * Prepared drinks requested by customers.
  • Power bartending" on late night weekends.
  • Provide service at fine dining level for guest Food safety Scheduling Bartending services Prepared food Ordering, inventory, and stocking

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8. POS

high Demand
Here's how POS is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Promote an unwavering commitment to creating a positive customer experience by engaging customers through dialogue and friendly assistance.
  • Position requires the ability to sustain a cheerful demeanor within fast-paced/busy order situations.
  • Maintained a positive working relationship with fellow staff and management.
  • Possess knowledge in various wines, beers, and cocktails that are mixed according to the highest standards.
  • Served each client with a sincere, positive, pleasant and enthusiastic attitude to establish long lasting loyalty.
  • Present a neat and professional appearance while upholding a warm positive and friendly persona at all times.
  • Communicated well and used strong interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships with guests and employees.
  • Collected money, held credit cards for tabs, and operated a POS system.
  • Greet guests in a positive, friendly manner and making them feel welcome.
  • Worked with vendors and department colleagues in correcting billing and cash posting problems.
  • Assisted in setting up and posting to new business accounting program.
  • Deposited nightly revenues once all cash and credit receipts were balanced.
  • Thank you for considering me for this position.
  • Work with POS system /cash register and scanner.
  • Balanced the register and deposited nightly earnings.
  • Maintained composure while working under pressure.
  • Operated POS system and daily bank.
  • Operated a POS cash handling system
  • Gained experience in working in a high-pressure environment while utilizing analytical skills to problem-solve in order to provide positive customer experience.
  • Order Wine bottles and update wine menus Coach restaurant staff on cocktails and wine for upselling purposes and general knowledge.

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9. Credit Card Transactions

high Demand
Here's how Credit Card Transactions is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Operated a cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with 100% accuracy.
  • Cash and credit card transactions .
  • Managed bar and grill during shifts, while serving patrons food and beverages Inventory management Cash handling and credit card transactions

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10. Private Parties

high Demand
Here's how Private Parties is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Worked exclusive events such as album releases, TV show finales and private parties for the Governor.
  • Worked for many prevent hotel events, private parties and for the hotel bar as well.
  • Developed specific cocktail recipes and menus tailored for private parties, catering, and fundraisers.
  • Lead cocktail classes for private parties, and initiated weekly craft cocktail program.
  • Work at private parties ranging from 50-150 people.
  • Open close trainer craft cocktails private parties
  • Worked private parties and casino tournaments.
  • contract labor for banquets, weddings, private parties, providing excellent guest services to our clients.
  • Performed bartending duties at various private parties including house and holiday parties.

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11. Food Preparation

high Demand
Here's how Food Preparation is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Trained new employees on procedures, customer service, and food preparation techniques.
  • Monitor food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed.

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12. Special Events

high Demand
Here's how Special Events is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Provide catering department with original cocktail recipes for special events.
  • Hosted special events such as cocktail classes & wine tasting for private resort guests & members.
  • Created cocktails to pair with dinner for the chef's special events.
  • Designed signature cocktails for special events & promotions, Trained new bartenders.
  • Created drinks for special events, including High Society and GBDC.
  • Represented company at Farmers Markets and other special events.
  • Maintained high volumes in sales Prepared for special events.
  • Invoiced and managed nightly entertainment and special events.
  • Coordinate special events related to trade shows.
  • Hosted Special Events, and Catered Corporate Functions
  • Club Bar, Ocho Bar, Tiki Bar, Cecconis and special events bartender.

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13. Appropriate Stock Levels

high Demand

14. Drink Mixes

high Demand
Here's how Drink Mixes is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Restock alcohol, beer, and drink mixes.

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15. Guest Satisfaction

average Demand
Here's how Guest Satisfaction is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Operate successful shifts ensuring superior guest satisfaction
  • Followed bar recipes to deliver consistent drink quality, control costs and maximize guest satisfaction.
  • Provided fast, friendly, and professional customer service to continually ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Promoted teamwork within venue to enhance sales performance and guest satisfaction.
  • Mix cocktails to the guest satisfaction.

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16. Limit Problems

average Demand

17. Full Knowledge

average Demand
Here's how Full Knowledge is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Full knowledge of beer, wine and spirits as well as their production process(es).
  • Full knowledge of all specialty cocktails and preparation, including one-of-a-kind craft cocktails.
  • Maintained full knowledge of bar and menu items and made recommendations.
  • Maintained full knowledge of beverage lists and promotions.
  • Maintained full knowledge of bar and menu items Able to make recommendations with a beverage knowledge base.

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18. Professional Demeanor

average Demand
Here's how Professional Demeanor is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Maintained a courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Maintained a professional demeanor at all times while serving and mixing drinks.
  • Maintained a courteous and professional demeanor in a fast paced festive settings.

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19. Inventory Management

average Demand
Here's how Inventory Management is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Inventory Management: Estimate product demand according to seasonal trends and popularity.
  • Harry's Pub, Directed bartending operations, oversaw beverage service, scheduling, inventory management and customer service.
  • Worked the Bluegrass Stakes Opening and closing bar Inventory management - before & after events Mixed drinks and served customers

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20. High Levels

average Demand
Here's how High Levels is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Maintained a courteous and professional demeanor and demonstrated high levels of social etiquette, within the 5-star resort.
  • Maintained inventory and high levels of cleanliness.
  • Utilized high levels of energy and superior multi-tasking abilities to quickly fill drinks in a high volume fast paced environment.

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21. Customer Complaints

average Demand
Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Used sharp communication skills to resolve any customer complaints, creating win-win outcomes.
  • Granted reasonable solutions to customer complaints The ability to train new employees.
  • Resolved all customer complaints in a professional manner while prioritizing customer satisfaction.

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22. Extensive Knowledge

average Demand
Here's how Extensive Knowledge is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Gained extensive knowledge pertaining to beers, wines and spirits.

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23. Professional Services

average Demand

24. Pit Fruit

average Demand
Here's how Pit Fruit is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Serve snacks to patrons seated at the bar Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.

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25. VIP

average Demand
Here's how VIP is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Booked VIP tables and provided high quality service.
  • Count down all registers in VIP sections.
  • Conducted specialty classes and tastings for VIP guests.

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26. Inventory Control

average Demand
Here's how Inventory Control is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Provided high quality customer and cocktail service Responsible for inventory control and daily cash account balancing.
  • Repeat clientelle, inventory control, wine tastings, cocktail photo shoots, USBG meetings held their for tutorials on Mixology.

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27. Oversaw

average Demand
Here's how Oversaw is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Set up the rooms for functions and oversaw all aspects of bar service from start to close of the bar.
  • Created the bi weekly craft cocktail menu, oversaw and implemented its operation.

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28. State Regulations

average Demand

29. Customer Orders

average Demand
Here's how Customer Orders is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Placed customer orders and served customers in a restaurant setting.
  • Take customer orders and maintain a flow of traffic.
  • Prepare bottles of e-liquid for customer orders.
  • Greet customers with a smile, take customer orders in a timely manner.

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30. People

low Demand
Here's how People is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Time management of course among the other tricks you learn behind the bar to keep people happy.
  • Provided high quality guest service at a four-star restaurant, serving more than seventy-five people per hour.
  • Develop people to take on new roles and responsibilities with coaching and on-the-job training.
  • Assist in specialty and private events to client parties ranging from 10-250 people.
  • People management whether it was customers or employees.
  • Serve up to250 people at each function.

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31. Full Service

low Demand
Here's how Full Service is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Open,close, full service bar with menu, server drinks, martinis craft cocktails.

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32. Positive Attitude

low Demand
Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Greet and serve guests as with positive attitude while they dine at the waterfront grill.
  • Delight customers with an energetic and positive attitude and resolve.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and smile.
  • Provide steller customer service, speed, awareness and a positive attitude leader.

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33. Company Standards

low Demand
Here's how Company Standards is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Mix drinks cocktails and other bar beverages as ordered and in compliance with company standards.
  • Maintained high company standards with maximum guest satisfaction with the attention to detail.
  • Trained new mixologist in company standards and maintaining daily sales.

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34. Fresh Ingredients

low Demand
Here's how Fresh Ingredients is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Detail oriented with fresh ingredients and proper mixology.
  • Cut and mold specialty ice for craft cocktails Serve/ maintain knowledge of whiskey and craft beers Create specialty cocktails from fresh ingredients

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35. Craft Beer

low Demand
Here's how Craft Beer is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Gain knowledge and stay informed on the variety of craft beers that are being served.
  • Contracted with specialty liquor and craft beer vendors to expand top-shelf options.
  • Served over 20 craft beers and is well versed in the subject.

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36. Customer Relations

low Demand
Here's how Customer Relations is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Have a good knowledge of money handling along with customer relations.
  • Hold and developers customer relations ....which lead to high volume in regulars/ patrons visiting daily.
  • Handled all customer relations issues in a gracious manner and in accordance with company policies.
  • Participated in a yearly, in-house mixologist competition dealing with pour accuracy, customer relations, and recipe knowloedge.

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37. Staff Members

low Demand

38. Micros

low Demand
Here's how Micros is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Operate Micros POS and file paperwork accordingly.
  • Register, P.O.S., Microsoft office.

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39. Espresso Drinks

low Demand

40. Drink Mechanics

low Demand

41. Attractive Displays

low Demand
Here's how Attractive Displays is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.

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42. Product Knowledge

low Demand

43. Additional Services

low Demand
Here's how Additional Services is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Anticipated client's needs for any additional services and raised patrons through good customer service and bar experience.

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44. State Alcohol Regulations

low Demand
Here's how State Alcohol Regulations is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Complied with state alcohol regulations and re-stocked bar supplies as needed for serving customers.

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45. Mgmt

low Demand
Here's how Mgmt is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Talented and well structured bartender with multi-faceted knowledge of business and Mgmt skills for front and back end of any establishment.

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46. Fresh Fruit

low Demand
Here's how Fresh Fruit is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Prepared cocktail menus on daily basis based upon fresh fruit.

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47. Paper Supplies

low Demand
Here's how Paper Supplies is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Stock ice, glassware, and paper supplies.

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48. Large Amounts

low Demand
Here's how Large Amounts is used in Mixologist jobs:
  • Mix beverages,great customer service, handling large amounts of money, cleaning,
  • Handle large crowds and large amounts of money daily Clean and stock daily

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49. Front End

low Demand

50. Complex Cocktails

low Demand

20 Most Common Skill for a Mixologist

Drink Orders23.9%
Customer Service16.9%
Menu Items11.8%
Specialty Cocktails11.2%
Beverage Orders7.9%
High Volume4.6%
Bartend4.4%
POS2.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Mixologist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Drink Orders
Drink Orders
20.5%
20.5%
2
2
Customer Service
Customer Service
14.5%
14.5%
3
3
Menu Items
Menu Items
10.1%
10.1%
4
4
Specialty Cocktails
Specialty Cocktails
9.6%
9.6%
5
5
Beverage Orders
Beverage Orders
6.8%
6.8%
6
6
High Volume
High Volume
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Bartend
Bartend
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
POS
POS
2.3%
2.3%
9
9
Credit Card Transactions
Credit Card Transactions
2.3%
2.3%
10
10
Private Parties
Private Parties
2%
2%
11
11
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
1.6%
1.6%
12
12
Special Events
Special Events
1.4%
1.4%
13
13
Appropriate Stock Levels
Appropriate Stock Levels
1.1%
1.1%
14
14
Drink Mixes
Drink Mixes
1.1%
1.1%
15
15
Guest Satisfaction
Guest Satisfaction
1%
1%
16
16
Limit Problems
Limit Problems
0.9%
0.9%
17
17
Full Knowledge
Full Knowledge
0.8%
0.8%
18
18
Professional Demeanor
Professional Demeanor
0.7%
0.7%
19
19
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
0.7%
0.7%
20
20
High Levels
High Levels
0.7%
0.7%
21
21
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
Extensive Knowledge
Extensive Knowledge
0.6%
0.6%
23
23
Professional Services
Professional Services
0.6%
0.6%
24
24
Pit Fruit
Pit Fruit
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
VIP
VIP
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Oversaw
Oversaw
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
State Regulations
State Regulations
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
People
People
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Full Service
Full Service
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Company Standards
Company Standards
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Fresh Ingredients
Fresh Ingredients
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Craft Beer
Craft Beer
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Customer Relations
Customer Relations
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Micros
Micros
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Espresso Drinks
Espresso Drinks
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Drink Mechanics
Drink Mechanics
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Attractive Displays
Attractive Displays
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Product Knowledge
Product Knowledge
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Additional Services
Additional Services
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
State Alcohol Regulations
State Alcohol Regulations
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Mgmt
Mgmt
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Fresh Fruit
Fresh Fruit
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Paper Supplies
Paper Supplies
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Large Amounts
Large Amounts
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Front End
Front End
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Complex Cocktails
Complex Cocktails
0.3%
0.3%

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