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The Straight Up Blog

April 13, 2021

Bar Inventory Spreadsheet or Bar Inventory System: What’s Best?

Counting, managing and successfully maintaining your bar inventory seems simple at first glance, yet many bars are using time-consuming, ineffective a...
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April 08, 2021

Should You Use a Loss Leader Pricing Strategy in Your Restaurant?

The term ‘loss leader’ often brings negative connotations for restaurant owners and managers, but did you know that when used properly a loss leader p...
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April 06, 2021

4 Reasons Why Restaurant Inventory Management Matters

Running a restaurant is a dream for many people. The truth is, however, that running a successful restaurant isn’t just about crafting amazing meals. ...
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December 03, 2020

Restaurant Management Tips: 5 Effective Ways to Reduce Labor Costs

There are a few major costs in any restaurant business, including your equipment, inventory, utilities and your point-of-sale (POS) system. There’s on...
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December 01, 2020

A Message from the Industry: Be Kind to Hospitality Staff!

For many restaurant guests the dining experience is simple. You order your meal, you enjoy your experience at the venue, you eat your dish, you pay yo...
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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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November 12, 2020

How to Manage Your Restaurant or Bar in Times of Interruption

Interruptions to your business can be hugely damaging to your bottom line, and many brands in the hospitality business have realized this more so than...
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October 28, 2020

How to Turn Your Restaurant’s Patio into a Year-Round Dining Destination

The weather is getting cooler, and that means it’s time to prepare your restaurant for winter. There are a number of things you can do to boost profit...
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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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October 01, 2020

Restaurant Menu Design Tips to Drive Sales and Increase Profits

There are plenty of ways that you can increase profits at your restaurant. Implementing effective beverage and food inventory management systems, redu...
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