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The Straight Up Blog

April 02, 2020

How a Restaurant Transformed into a Grocery Store during COVID-19

Learn about the tips this restaurateur used to turn a successful restaurant into a grocery store model during the COVID-19 shutdowns. When all the res...
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March 27, 2020

Top industry-related webinars this week to help strategize around COVID-19 [March 27 - April 3]

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have found there is a need for timely and practical information to help hospital...
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March 20, 2020

Preparing Your Bar or Restaurant for a COVID-19 Shutdown

As we try to understand our day-to-day right now, we are in this with you and want to continually provide you with advice as we all navigate these unc...
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March 18, 2020

Protect your kegs during COVID-19 shutdowns

COVID-19 has disrupted more than our businesses at this point – it has disrupted our way of life. As the hospitality industry shuts down in various ar...
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February 28, 2020

5 Tips for Surviving Slow Times and Protecting Your Money

There are times of the year when it’s just hard to make sales, no matter what you do. While there isn’t much you can do about certain times of the yea...
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January 31, 2020

5 Ways to Improve Staff Retention in the Hospitality Industry

Restaurants and bars around the world invest millions of dollars to improve their customer experience (CX) and to ensure customers come back to their ...
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January 24, 2020

4 Reasons to Own & Run Your Own Hospitality Franchise (PII)

In the first part of this blog, titled ‘Want to Run Your Own Hospitality Business? 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Franchising (Part 1)’ we looked a...
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January 14, 2020

4 Reasons to Own & Run Your Own Hospitality Franchise (PI)

If you love the bar and restaurant industry but you’re ready to give up the long hours that come with it, you may be considering starting your own bus...
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November 14, 2019

Strategies For Automating Restaurant Operations

In the hospitality business, who doesn’t want to streamline? Efficient operations are good for everyone. You won’t waste time on repetitive tasks. You...
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September 04, 2019

6 Tips for Operators to Better Manage Their Finances

When people first get into bar ownership, there’s no instruction manual for how to manage the finances of a company.
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June 25, 2019

5 Ways to Increase Summer Traffic to Your Bar

The good news is, the summer months are typically a boom time for bars and restaurants according to Houston Chron. Tourism increases and people are lo...
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