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The Straight Up Blog

January 15, 2019

24 Beer Types Every Bartender Should Know

Beer used to be simple. Bartenders only had to keep track of a few draft lines of lager and about five brewers made the majority of the offerings. Tod...
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November 23, 2018

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide With a few pricing adjustments, and a slight shift in pricing strategy, most bars and restaurants could add sig...
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March 13, 2018

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

[eBook]: Your Guide to Surviving a Sales Tax Audit at Your Bar If you are unfortunate enough to go through a sales tax audit of your bar operations, y...
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July 26, 2017

eBook: Finding Hidden Money in your Bar

[eBook]: Free Money is Hiding in your Bar (Learn How to Find it!) You throw on an old jacket and discover $50 in the pocket – free money! In reality, ...
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April 27, 2017

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

[eBook]: Top 7 Employment Laws you are Probably Breaking (or you are about to!) Employment law is dangerously complex. Managing a bar or restaurant wi...
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September 30, 2016

Is bartender school really necessary? Yes and no

The Challenge Ask ten different people in the hospitality industry what they think about bartender school, and you'll probably get ten different answe...
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July 28, 2016

Bartender School: How Good Is Your Memory?

I think it's fair to say most bartenders are confident by nature-- projecting confidence, at least, is implicitly part of their job description.  Conf...
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June 15, 2016

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

The company started using Bevinco at The Short North Pint House when it first opened in 2013 after hearing from other operators about Bevinco, along w...
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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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April 20, 2016

Structuring a Restaurant Bonus Plan for Managers

  Generally speaking, restaurant groups that tie their manager bonuses directly to "inventory variance" do not have inventory or revenue losses from t...
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April 13, 2016

Bevinco Bar Inventory Case Study: The Wormy Dog Saloon

 After opening in 2003, the bar was struggling financially. It was obvious to managing partner, Ronnye Farmer that there were irregularities between t...
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