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The Straight Up Blog

February 28, 2020

5 Tips for Surviving Slow Times and Protecting Your Money

There are times of the year when it’s just hard to make sales, no matter what you do. While there isn’t much you can do about certain times of the yea...
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January 31, 2020

5 Ways to Improve Staff Retention in the Hospitality Industry

Restaurants and bars around the world invest millions of dollars to improve their customer experience (CX) and to ensure customers come back to their ...
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January 24, 2020

4 Reasons to Own & Run Your Own Hospitality Franchise (PII)

In the first part of this blog, titled ‘Want to Run Your Own Hospitality Business? 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Franchising (Part 1)’ we looked a...
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January 14, 2020

4 Reasons to Own & Run Your Own Hospitality Franchise (PI)

If you love the bar and restaurant industry but you’re ready to give up the long hours that come with it, you may be considering starting your own bus...
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November 14, 2019

Strategies For Automating Restaurant Operations

In the hospitality business, who doesn’t want to streamline? Efficient operations are good for everyone. You won’t waste time on repetitive tasks. You...
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September 04, 2019

6 Tips for Operators to Better Manage Their Finances

When people first get into bar ownership, there’s no instruction manual for how to manage the finances of a company.
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June 25, 2019

5 Ways to Increase Summer Traffic to Your Bar

The good news is, the summer months are typically a boom time for bars and restaurants according to Houston Chron. Tourism increases and people are lo...
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June 07, 2019

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Restaurant

Running a profitable restaurant or bar is difficult. According to Entrepreneur, there are mistakes that can cause your venture to fail. Fortunately, t...
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April 25, 2019

How to properly clean pour spouts

Pour spouts are probably the most exciting part about working behind a bar… Said no one ever.
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April 16, 2019

What You Need to Look for Before You Buy a Bar

Not everyone builds a bar from scratch. If you’re in the market to buy a bar that’s already been built, you need to know what to look for to improve y...
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March 13, 2019

What to Do When the Health Inspector Comes Knocking

A visit from the health inspector can be stressful even if you stay on top of health concerns by following a proactive food safety plan and scheduling...
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