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The Straight Up Blog

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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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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