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The Straight Up Blog

January 21, 2021

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Track Restaurant Inventory on a Spreadsheet

Did you know that one of the most common hidden expenses for restaurateurs is down to poor food and beverage inventory management processes? Yet, desp...
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January 18, 2021

Why Weighing is the Most Efficient and Accurate Bar Inventory Method

Successful beverage inventory management results in a huge number of benefits for your bar. It helps your business to reduce drink shortages, limit wa...
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December 29, 2020

How the Hospitality Industry is Giving Back This Holiday Season

2020 has been a challenging year for the hospitality industry. Restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses around the world have struggled with...
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November 23, 2020

Myth: Your POS Will Cover Your Inventory Management System Needs

Touchscreen point-of-sale (POS) systems are a crucial part of any restaurant or bar’s operational processes, but they can be incredibly expensive. POS...
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October 19, 2020

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

2020 has been a difficult year for the hospitality industry, but many restaurants and bars are now discovering that with the implementation of contact...
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October 14, 2020

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on every single industry across the world, but none more so than the hospitality sector. In fact, accordin...
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September 20, 2018

Top Lessons We Learned During Season 6 of Bar Rescue

Bar Rescue is a binge-worthy reality show where Jon Taffer and his team of experts visit bars around the country that are drowning in debt and struggl...
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October 21, 2016

Bar Inventory: 4 Surprising Facts About Sitting Inventory

Stocking a bar requires a delicate balance between having enough product on hand and not tying up resources in inventory that ends up sitting on the s...
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September 23, 2016

Mobile Apps for Bar Managers

If you're a bar owner or manager, you probably didn't get into the industry because you love doing paperwork and taking inventory. Chances are, you li...
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June 06, 2016


Most POS systems are marketed as solutions for inventory control, accuracy and speed of service. Ironically, our Sculpture Hospitality analysts find d...
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May 25, 2016

Recent Overtime Exemption Law Can Impact Restaurants

Note: Consult with your attorney to discuss the Department of Labor ruling on overtime exemptions as they relate to your restaurants salaried employee...
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