Wine bars’ small footprints, lower labor costs win out in grim times

Wine bars’ small footprints, lower labor costs win out in grim times

While the tumultuous economy buffets other foodservice segments, wine bars with sizable food components are proving to have some strong legs in tough times.

Wine bar restaurants have been a fixture in wine-rich California for decades, but new wine bar concepts are opening in all corners of the nation. Some of these new wine bar business models benefit from recently introduced wine equipment that allows customers to serve themselves, helping to lower labor costs, as well as limited

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