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The Straight Up Blog

Restaurant Management Tips: 5 Effective Ways to Reduce Labor Costs

A Message from the Industry: Be Kind to Hospitality Staff!

Myth: Your Restaurant or Bar’s POS Will Cover Your Inventory Needs

How to Manage Your Restaurant or Bar in Times of Interruption

Why Inventory Management is Key to a Successful Craft Brewery or Distillery

How to Turn Your Restaurant’s Patio into a Year-Round Dining Destination

Stay Connected to Restaurant and Bar Customers With Contactless Tech (Part 2)

Stay Connected to Restaurant and Bar Customers With Contactless Tech (Part 1)

4 Communication Tips to Improve Restaurant Operations During COVID-19

Restaurant Menu Design Tips to Drive Sales and Increase Profits

What are Ghost Kitchens, and Why are They Becoming so Popular?

The Benefits of a Successful Inventory Management System in Your Bar and Restaurant

What is PAR Level and Why is it Important in Restaurant Inventory Management?

How to Simplify Your Restaurant or Bar Menu for Optimal Profits

How to Set up an Inventory-Based Bar or Restaurant Manager Incentive Plan

Increased Cleaning Measures for Restaurants and Bars During a Pandemic

Sculpture Hospitality Consultants Giving Back With Spirit During Tough Times

Cross-Utilizing Staff: Why This is a Benefit for You and Your Employees

Good Beverage and Food Inventory Control Helps Protect Tight Margins

Does a Staff Member have COVID? Be Prepared...

Have You Cleaned Your Draft System? Tips on Cleanliness and Beer Quality

Health & Safety Guidelines For Reopening Your Bar or Restaurant

Reopening with a Restaurant Surcharge - Will it Work?

Reimagine How Your Restaurant Reopening Could Look

How to do Cost Control in a Restaurant: When the Going Gets Tough

Restaurant Marketing: The Importance of Communication When Reopening

5 Benefits of Using Local Suppliers for Restaurants

Making a Come Back - Inspirational Restaurant Success Stories

Strategies to Increase Restaurant Revenue with Reduced Capacity

Top Things to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Restaurant Reopening

5 Tactics to Implement Before Your Bar or Restaurant Reopening

Top restaurant webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [May 2 - 8]

Community Outreach and Restaurant Marketing During COVID-19

Top restaurant webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [April 25 - May 1]

Top restaurant webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [April 18-24]

Navigating COVID-19: Government Subsidies for Canadian Restaurants

Your Guide to Reduce Dead Stock and Improve Cash Flow

Top industry-related webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [April 11 - 17]

How to Set Up a Successful Takeout Restaurant Business Plan

Top industry-related webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [April 4 - 10]

How a Restaurant Transformed into a Grocery Store during COVID-19

Top industry-related webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [March 27 - April 3]

Preparing Your Bar or Restaurant for a COVID-19 Shutdown

Protect your kegs during COVID-19 shutdowns

Managing Restaurant Cash Flow: 5 Tips for Surviving Slow Times

5 Ways to Improve Restaurant Staff Retention

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

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

Strategies For Automating Restaurant Operations

6 Tips for Operators to Better Manage Bar and Restaurant Finances

5 Ways to Increase Summer Traffic to Your Bar

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Restaurant

How to properly clean pour spouts

What You Need to Look for Before You Buy a Bar

What to Do When the Health Inspector Comes Knocking

6 Ways to Capture Business from the Public Transit Stop by Your Bar

18 Stellar Restaurant Training Tips for Building an “A” Team

10 Ways to Increase Your Bar Traffic During the Winter Months

24 Beer Types Every Bartender Should Know

Best of 2018: Top Blog Posts from the Year

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide

5 most common ways restaurants lose profits

5 Ways to Make Your Bar Instagram-worthy

How to Create a Spirit Pairing Event: Autumn Version

Top Lessons We Learned During Season 6 of Bar Rescue

Hiring and Onboarding 101 for Bars and Restaurants

Most Profitable Summer Punch Recipes

9 Social Event Ideas to Boost Profits for Your Bar

Win 4th of July with These Profitable Bar Promotions

Is Your Restaurant’s Outdoor Patio Ready for Summer?

Summery Craft Beers to Celebrate Dad on Father's Day

Preventing the Most Common Rookie Bartender Mistakes

How to Make the Most Out of Attending the Biggest Restaurant Show of the Year

Food and Drink Promotions to Celebrate Spring

Spring Cocktails to Welcome Longer Days, Warmer Weather

Best Practices for Inventory Management for Bars & Restaurants

Newest Craft Cocktails Creating a Stir

How To Create A Compelling Happy Hour Experience

[eBook]: Your Guide to Surviving a Sales Tax Audit at Your Bar

How to Boost Foot Traffic: Interactive Trivia Games & Entertainment

Sweet Potato Vodka: A New Twist on an Old Favorite

The Importance of Community Involvement for Bars and Restaurants

Valentine's Day Cocktails: Going Beyond Champagne

Most Profitable Bourbon and Whiskey Cocktails You Need to be Serving

How to Become a Rockstar Bar Manager in 2018

Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer Partners with Sculpture Hospitality

Best of 2017: Top Blog Posts from the Year

Can Champagne Drinks be Profitable for Your Bar?

Dessert Drinks and Cocktails for the Holidays

Can Trivia Night Work at Your Bar?

Craft Beers Inspired by Fall Flavors

Is over-pouring killing your business?

4 Tips to Maximize Your Restaurant Profits

Are you running the right pour cost?

How to Deal With Dead Stock at Your Bar

Tips for Attracting Top Talent to Your Bar

Cocktails That Celebrate the Flavors of Fall

Most Profitable Vodka Cocktails You Need to be Serving

What Staff Uniforms Say About Your Bar or Restaurant Brand

Training Your Staff to Upsell & Drive Up Check Average

Cool Tequila Cocktails to Beat the Heat This Summer

How to Drive Incremental Traffic During the Slow Season

Best Practices for Organizing Bar Inventory

eBook: Finding Hidden Money in your Bar

What’s the Most Important Aspect of Doing Your Bar Inventory?

What’s A Good Number?

Training Your Bar Staff on Free Pouring

Bar Practices: The Best and the Worst

How Top Bars and Restaurants Cut Costs, Not Quality

Top Bar Management KPIs You Need to Watch

Creativity + Analytics = Profitable Cocktails

Tips on Food and Beverage Pairing at Your Bar

Reducing High Turnover Among Bar Staff

[EBOOK] Top 7 Employment Laws you are Probably Breaking (or you are about to!)

How to Become a Multi-Location Bar Owner

Great Promotions to Kick Off Spring

The Tipping Point - The Step in Inventory Control That's Overlooked

Do You Suspect Employee Theft at Your Bar?

4 Ways to Take Your Restaurant to the Next Level

4 Ways to Order Liquor Like a Pro

3 Types of Content that Get Your Newsletter Read

5 Reasons Why Bar Owners Choose an Inventory Control Company

3 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a List of Your Guests

Why You Should Apply for an Alcohol Producers & Manufacturers License

3 Unconventional Tips for Managing Multiple Venues

4 Keys to Exceptional Customer Service

Best of 2016: Top Blog Posts from the Year

How to Avoid the Time Black Hole of Bar Management

How to Stay Organized for Large Liquor Orders

3 Ways to Get Your Staff Performance at Optimal Levels

Bar Management: Is Shrinkage Really that Big of a Deal?

Sitting Inventory Costs Money: Purchasing 101 for Your Bar

Keep Your Bar Safe with these 3 Steps

4 Ways to Raise Staff Morale

3 Ways to Save on Operating Costs

4 Surprising Facts About Sitting Inventory

[Infographic]: Top 5 Highest Loss Bar Items From Around the World

Is bartender school really necessary? Yes and no

Mobile Apps for Bar Managers

Can You Write a $98,000 Check for a Restaurant Sales Tax Audit?

Bartender School: How Good Is Your Memory?

Create a VIP Restaurant Marketing Program

Bevinco Case Study: Short North Pint House - Columbus, OH


Recent Overtime Exemption Law Can Impact Restaurants

Want a Double? Learn How To Use Doubles To Drive Bar Profits

What Do You Pay Your Restaurant's General Manager For?

Using Social Media to Promote your Bar

Show Me The Money - Increase Restaurant Tips

Structuring a Restaurant Bonus Plan for Managers

Bevinco Bar Inventory Case Study: The Wormy Dog Saloon

How a Big Birthday Inspired One Man to Become a Franchisee (Repost from Entreprenuer.com)

Should You Install Draft Beer Flow Meters at Your Bar?

Bar Inventory: The Top 3 Traits of Zero-Variance Managers

Combating Bar Sales Tax Audits

Bar Inventory Software Programs

4 Signs You're Ready to Outsource Your Liquor Inventory Control

5 Fundamental Ways to Grow Your Bar Profits Using Data

6 Steps to Solve Your Hidden hotel Beverage Cost Problem

Is Liquor Inventory Control Costing You $50,000 Profit Per Year?

What Is A Good Pour Cost?