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The Straight Up Blog

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

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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May 11, 2016

Using Social Media to Promote your Bar

  To get people talking about your bar, embrace an approach to social media that goes beyond the occasional Facebook post or tweet that their daily lu...
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April 28, 2016

Show Me The Money - Increase Restaurant Tips

Restaurant and bar managers should take an interest in helping their staff earn higher tips. Perhaps the most important reason is that your employees ...
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April 01, 2016

Should You Install Draft Beer Flow Meters at Your Bar?

Draft beer flow meters have become an industry hot topic. Bevchek allows an operator to match up every beer poured to the sales report, all in real-t...
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March 24, 2016

Combating Bar Sales Tax Audits

A state sales tax audit can be a devastating process that could potentially bankrupt your bar business - even if you have honestly paid all your taxes...
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March 19, 2016

Bar Inventory Software Programs

What liquor inventory management software are you using to manage your bar? The days are long gone when you can just take a pencil, a pad of paper and...
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March 06, 2016

5 Fundamental Ways to Grow Your Bar Profits Using Data

“Data is extremely underutilized in the bar industry,” said Richard Verrecchia, vice president of analytics at Fintech. Modern bar operators have an u...
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