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The Straight Up Blog

April 25, 2019

How to properly clean pour spouts

Pour spouts are probably the most exciting part about working behind a bar… Said no one ever.
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August 29, 2018

Hiring and Onboarding 101 for Bars and Restaurants

Even the most successful bars and restaurants will have to deal with a turnover rate that is significantly higher than other industries. That makes it...
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June 08, 2018

Preventing the Most Common Rookie Bartender Mistakes

Bartending is a real art form, which means rookies will have to practice their craft and learn from their mistakes. We all have to start somewhere, bu...
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October 13, 2017

Tips for Attracting Top Talent to Your Bar

Bars and restaurants have a notoriously high turnover rate, but that doesn't mean that you can't attract and retain top talent who will become a selli...
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August 24, 2017

Training Your Staff to Upsell & Drive Up Check Average

August is notoriously a slow month in the restaurant business. People are on vacation and spending more time grilling out in their own backyards. Whil...
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June 22, 2017

Training Your Bar Staff on Free Pouring

There are two kinds of bar managers in this world: those who encourage the free pour and those who are wholeheartedly against it. While each side of t...
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June 15, 2017

Bar Practices: The Best and the Worst

Bar Practices:  The Best and the Worst A well run, profitable bar reflects a disciplined code of conduct.  When you establish a clear set of rules and...
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May 04, 2017

Reducing High Turnover Among Bar Staff

Managing a bar and restaurant means having to deal with employee turnover rates that you just don't see in other industries. That means more time spen...
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March 24, 2017

Do You Suspect Employee Theft at Your Bar?

Owning and managing a bar is a labor of love. You have to work late nights and holidays, deal with disgruntled customers and try to keep track of an i...
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January 17, 2017

3 Unconventional Tips for Managing Multiple Venues

When a company grows to a certain size, the way its employees are managed must also evolve. Many bar operators start out as the sole owner/operator of...
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January 05, 2017

4 Keys to Exceptional Customer Service

Competition in the market has become fiercer than ever, so it is of upmost importance to operators that they ensure their customer service is of the h...
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