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The Straight Up Blog

July 28, 2020

Cross-Utilizing Staff: Why This is a Benefit for You and Your Employees

Staffing a restaurant has been a hot topic in 2020, especially with most workers being out of work for a number of weeks during the COVID-19 lockdown....
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June 05, 2020

How to do Cost Control in a Restaurant: When the Going Gets Tough

The following article was written by one of our top industry experts, Peter Nelson, Managing Director of New Zealand, Australia and South Pacific Isla...
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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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