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The Straight Up Blog

October 21, 2021

The Restaurant Workforce Shortage: How Technology Can Help

There has long been a labor shortage in the hospitality industry, but the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and what has been dubbed as ‘The Great ...
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October 19, 2021

5 Myths About Restaurant Inventory That Will Damage Your Profits

Your restaurant inventory is your company’s investment into profitability. The better you manage your inventory and control costs, the higher your pro...
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September 24, 2021

How to Survive the Restaurant Industry Workforce Shortage

In theory, this should be a booming time for restaurants and bars. COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed in a large number of locations, there is pent-up...
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September 20, 2021

How to Build a Restaurant Menu: Your Complete 6-Step Guide

Your restaurant’s menu is the backbone of your customer experience. It draws guests through your doors, delights them while they are dining in your re...
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August 06, 2021

How to use Takeout to Accelerate Your Restaurant or Bar Profits

The food and beverage inventory in your restaurant or bar is your biggest asset. Yet so many kitchens and bars are loaded with products that are never...
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August 04, 2021

Roadmap to Success: 4 Steps to Maximize Restaurant/Bar Profitability

As we slowly move into what is hopefully the “post-pandemic world”, restaurants and bars around the globe are beginning to reopen their doors to guest...
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July 07, 2021

Why Bar Inventory Management is Crucial to Post-Pandemic Success

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar owners around the world have learnt a number of lessons about managing their businesses during chall...
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June 28, 2021

How to Simplify Your Menu for Greater Restaurant Profits

In your restaurant, your food and beverage products are your most important assets. The more you optimize what’s in your restaurant’s inventory, the m...
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June 21, 2021

5 Ways to Create a 5-Star Restaurant Patio Experience This Summer

Summer is here which means patio season is back! There’s no better way to attract more guests, build customer loyalty and bring in higher profits to y...
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June 02, 2021

What is the Difference Between Actual and Ideal Pour Cost?

Have you read our previous blog, "Bar Inventory: What is Pour Cost Percentage and How is it Calculated?", on what pour cost in your bar is and the for...
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May 25, 2021

Why Can't I Find Employees?

As Covid restrictions wane, restaurants and bars are facing yet another difficult challenge: finding employees. In fact, our clients tell us that the ...
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