Did You Know…
>>Glassware was invented by the Egyptians around 1500 B.C.
>>The sale of beverages generates one of the largest portions of a restaurant's profit.
>>There are approximately 8.1 million restaurant workers in the U.S. 99% of those dealing with glassware has broken one.
>>Wine glasses are the easiest glass to break because they are the most frail. Stems are also more apt to break off or get knocked over.
>>Check glasses daily for chips and cracks. A small chip on the lip of a glass could result in a big lawsuit.
>>When polishing a wine glass, don't rotate the bowl and base in the opposite direction. This can cause the stem to break off.
>>Hold glasses in the middle when serving and clearing glassware from a table.
>>At the bar, add a little vinegar or borax to the final rinse water for extra-shiny, streakless glasses.