The trick is sometimes making sure there is enough revenue to sell. Hocker says, "You have to have the staff on hand and enough food and enough beverages for everyone."
Another key element to hosting New Year's Eve, "Safety, safety's the bottom line for New Year's Eve." Although with so much experience in the food industry it's inevitable for the night to go without bumps, "Regardless how well you maintain and monitor everybody you can't always tell what someone's had before they walk in the door," says Hocker.Sometimes that means a ride to the other side of town. McCracken County Jailer, Bill Adams says traffic also doubles in his cells New Years Eve night, "More parties, more alcohol just tends to flow a little freer that night."
Tonight, JP's and other bars and restaurants will be offering free non-alcoholic beverages for those designated drivers, and all should have cab company numbers on hand for those who need it.As per the jail, Bill Adams says they're ready for the 'rush', but they don't need the extra staffing tonight.
And as a reminder, if you get a DUI, it could cost you more than $20,000.
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