Why should kids get to have all the fun? While bulk candy and frozen yogurt are often found in self-service establishments, beer has remained behind the counter.
Now, that is beginning to change, along with the role of bar tenders. Pour My Beer is a company that sells the software and hardware to bars that facilitates self-serving beer and wine.
One night at a busy local bar with a couple of friends, Josh Goodman told CNBC's "On the Money"that he "couldn't get a drink and I said there has to be a better way." Goodman is the founder and CEO of Pour My Beer.
The solution was taps with touch screens that let customers play bar tender. To start, the customer purchases a pre-paid card from the bar. Then they go to a tap and fill their glass as much as they would like, paying by the ounce.
The system even includes what is known as a "responsibility limit:" After every two drinks, service is paused until a staff member deems a customer can be re-served.