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The Straight Up Blog

April 09, 2020

How to Set Up a Successful Takeout Restaurant Business Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on small businesses around the world, but perhaps no industry has been affected as much as hospitality. Go...
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April 02, 2020

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

Learn about the tips this restaurateur used to turn a successful restaurant into a grocery store model during the COVID-19 shutdowns. When all the res...
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February 20, 2019

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

Having a restaurant or bar located next to your local public transit stop can create a perfect opportunity to draw in new customers, but you also need...
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January 25, 2019

10 Ways to Increase Your Bar Traffic During the Winter Months

Winters can be tough on the bar and restaurant business, especially in the much chillier parts of the country. Parking’s even more of a mess than usua...
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October 24, 2018

5 Ways to Make Your Bar Instagram-worthy

A girl walks into a bar… takes out her phone and posts on her Instagram story. In today’s day and age, snapping photos of a cool space is the norm. Bu...
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July 18, 2018

9 Social Event Ideas to Boost Profits for Your Bar

Great bar and restaurant social events get people talking – and get guests in the door. Here are 9 social event ideas designed to help improve guest e...
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July 03, 2018

Win 4th of July with These Profitable Bar Promotions

The 4th of July is all about getting together with friends and family, enjoying great food and drinks and celebrating the birth of America. For bars a...
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May 17, 2018

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

The National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Illinois is an annual event full of speakers, vendors, industry information and lots of opportuni...
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March 22, 2018

How To Create A Compelling Happy Hour Experience

Happy hour can be both a fun time for customers to let loose after work and take advantage of some drink deals and a lucrative window for your bar or ...
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February 27, 2018

How to Boost Foot Traffic: Interactive Trivia Games & Entertainment

You post on social media. You run a great loyalty program. And you’ve mastered email marketing. Still not seeing the foot traffic you want? It’s time ...
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November 29, 2017

Can Trivia Night Work at Your Bar?

If you are looking for creative ways to attract customers to your bar on slow nights, trivia can be a great option, but it might not be the right choi...
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