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The Straight Up Blog

March 20, 2020

Preparing Your Bar or Restaurant for a COVID-19 Shutdown

As we try to understand our day-to-day right now, we are in this with you and want to continually provide you with advice as we all navigate these unc...
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March 18, 2020

Protect your kegs during COVID-19 shutdowns

COVID-19 has disrupted more than our businesses at this point – it has disrupted our way of life. As the hospitality industry shuts down in various ar...
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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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November 07, 2018

5 most common ways restaurants lose profits

5 Hidden Losses and How to Tackle Them
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June 21, 2018

Is Your Restaurant’s Outdoor Patio Ready for Summer?

The weather is beautiful. The evenings are longer and people want to soak it all in while it lasts. For bars and restaurants with a patio, that means ...
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April 11, 2018

Best Practices for Inventory Management for Bars & Restaurants

For bars and restaurants, the importance of establishing inventory management procedures can't be overstated. If you aren't keeping accurate records o...
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