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Offline amfy

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #150 on: August 17, 2022, 06:25:41 PM »
The catering is a joke, even in the upper Holte where there's plenty of room it's not worth even trying to get a pint at half time unless your're prepared to miss some of the match.  In the Doug upper it's not worth trying even before a game.  It's ther most ridiculous catering facility I've ever seen at a sporting venue.

How much is a multi pint pourer?

How may more sales could they make per match if the queues were significantly shorter / quicker?  Surely the maths has to work?  Imagine if people had time for a pint AND a pie at half time?



I remember reading somewhere that a multi pint pourer is £20,000 or something mad like that, so itís not an insignificant investment to to get them behind a number of bars in the ground, but probably still worth it within a relatively short period of time.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #151 on: August 17, 2022, 07:11:17 PM »
the faster they can serve the drinks the more people will drink them.
They need to get people in the ground early and spending money - not in social clubs and city centre pubs.
They're missing a massive trick here. Surely they're aware of it.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #152 on: August 17, 2022, 07:42:54 PM »
The catering is a joke, even in the upper Holte where there's plenty of room it's not worth even trying to get a pint at half time unless your're prepared to miss some of the match.  In the Doug upper it's not worth trying even before a game.  It's ther most ridiculous catering facility I've ever seen at a sporting venue.

How much is a multi pint pourer?

How may more sales could they make per match if the queues were significantly shorter / quicker?  Surely the maths has to work?  Imagine if people had time for a pint AND a pie at half time?



I remember reading somewhere that a multi pint pourer is £20,000 or something mad like that, so itís not an insignificant investment to to get them behind a number of bars in the ground, but probably still worth it within a relatively short period of time.

I reckon that would easily pay for itself after one fixture.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #153 on: August 17, 2022, 08:01:39 PM »
The catering is a joke, even in the upper Holte where there's plenty of room it's not worth even trying to get a pint at half time unless your're prepared to miss some of the match.  In the Doug upper it's not worth trying even before a game.  It's ther most ridiculous catering facility I've ever seen at a sporting venue.

How much is a multi pint pourer?

How may more sales could they make per match if the queues were significantly shorter / quicker?  Surely the maths has to work?  Imagine if people had time for a pint AND a pie at half time?



I remember reading somewhere that a multi pint pourer is £20,000 or something mad like that, so itís not an insignificant investment to to get them behind a number of bars in the ground, but probably still worth it within a relatively short period of time.

I reckon that would easily pay for itself after one fixture.

If profit was £5 a pint (& I donít think it is that much) thatíd be 4000 extra pints from one bar in the about 3 hours of serving time at a game. Itíd pay for itself, but not in one fixture.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #154 on: August 17, 2022, 08:37:26 PM »
That kind of kit is usually leased isnít it?

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #155 on: August 17, 2022, 09:43:17 PM »
The catering is a joke, even in the upper Holte where there's plenty of room it's not worth even trying to get a pint at half time unless your're prepared to miss some of the match.  In the Doug upper it's not worth trying even before a game.  It's ther most ridiculous catering facility I've ever seen at a sporting venue.

How much is a multi pint pourer?

How may more sales could they make per match if the queues were significantly shorter / quicker?  Surely the maths has to work?  Imagine if people had time for a pint AND a pie at half time?
I believe multi pour machines are installed for free so long as you sign an agreement to sell a particular beer for at least two seasons.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #156 on: August 17, 2022, 10:50:33 PM »
Watch us get them installed, and run out of glasses within the hour.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #157 on: August 17, 2022, 10:52:04 PM »
We'll install them, and then the weather will mean ours are the only ones in the country that don't work.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #158 on: August 17, 2022, 11:25:19 PM »
Weíll install them, but then not show any of the agency staff how to use them, so theyíll stand around in 2ís and 3ís, waiting for someone to take the lead and then spend 5 minutes working out how to use the chip and pin.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #159 on: August 18, 2022, 12:31:20 AM »


Im not sure how they'd work with teh cheaper "flexible" plastic glasses we use.But 56 pints in a minute!!

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #160 on: August 18, 2022, 10:19:54 AM »
The catering is a joke, even in the upper Holte where there's plenty of room it's not worth even trying to get a pint at half time unless your're prepared to miss some of the match.  In the Doug upper it's not worth trying even before a game.  It's ther most ridiculous catering facility I've ever seen at a sporting venue.

How much is a multi pint pourer?

How may more sales could they make per match if the queues were significantly shorter / quicker?  Surely the maths has to work?  Imagine if people had time for a pint AND a pie at half time?



I remember reading somewhere that a multi pint pourer is £20,000 or something mad like that, so itís not an insignificant investment to to get them behind a number of bars in the ground, but probably still worth it within a relatively short period of time.

I reckon that would easily pay for itself after one fixture.

If profit was £5 a pint (& I donít think it is that much) thatíd be 4000 extra pints from one bar in the about 3 hours of serving time at a game. Itíd pay for itself, but not in one fixture.

It's not just the beer though, it's the profit on everything else that's going unsold because people either aren't getting served on time, or are choosing not to even bother trying. It's not hard to imagine that 2,000 people not bothering could easily be a tenner a head profit that's missed. One machine wouldn't be enough by itself of course, but as part of a package of well thought and carefully planned measures it would be an important tool. And absolutely miniscule investment in terms of a football club's finances.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #161 on: August 18, 2022, 11:29:59 AM »
I just don't understand why a commercial operation would leave so much revenue untapped because of staff numbers or (relatively) modest investment in equipment.  Pariculalry for stands like the Holte and Trinity which won't be seeing any significant refurbishment any time soon.

If there's not plans to do anything major in the upper Doug then surely it would be an absolute no brainer there as most people won't ever bother trying to get refreshments in that ridiculous corridor?

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #162 on: August 18, 2022, 10:23:23 PM »
I wish Nicky Keye was still around to make all this go away.

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2022, 10:24:19 PM »
I wish Nicky Keye was still around to make all this go away.

I think Bet Lynch would be more appropriate

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Re: Villa Park Catering.....
« Reply #164 on: August 18, 2022, 10:42:38 PM »
I wish Nicky Keye was still around to make all this go away.

I saw her on Saturday.

 


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