Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who uses the alcohol sales information?

    Restaurant and Bar Operators who want to keep track of their competitors

    Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Investors

    Entrepreneurs interested in acquiring or starting a Restaurant or Bar business

    Commercial Property Owners or management companies

    Liquor Distribution Companies

    Vending Companies

    Advertising Agencies


    Food Purveyors

    Insurance Companies

    Equipment Supply Companies

    On-Line Referral Services

  • Why become a resource on the TABS report?

    If your business is related to the hospitality industry and you would like to drive traffic to your site, than becoming a resource on the TABS report is just what you need. We have staff working to optimize the visibility of Resource advertisers.

  • Who created the TABS report and why?

    The tabs report began in 1996 around the time that Al Gore claims he invented the internet. Created by an inspired young bar owner who started with his first establishment in 1983 in Dallas Texas.

    This young bar owner wanted to provide his patrons with the best possible experience when visiting his establishment. How could he obtain this knowledge? He visited and observed his competitors, his successful competitors.

    This came with research, sitting at bars and observing the successful operations. How did he know which were the successful operations. The Texas alcoholic beverage commission, TABC for short, published the taxes paid on the sales of these establishments and that information was available at the local TABC office. With a quick mathematical conversion of the taxes paid, he produced the sales figures on a monthly basis.

    Then this young entrepreneur began producing a custom report for other interested bar owners and that is how the TABS report (Tracking Alcoholic Beverage Sales) started.

    In 2000 the TABS report was published on line and individuals could subscribe to receive the sales information. The business grew and all was good.

    Today maintains a few thousand members and provides additional services on the site.

    Started and developed by a true entrepreneur in the hospitality industry. Let the TABS report help you grow your business with the resources that make a difference.

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