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The Straight Up Blog

June 15, 2022

How Much Inventory Should A Restaurant Carry?

There’s nothing worse than having to eighty-six a popular menu item. Not only is it frustrating for chefs and kitchen managers, but it can also have a...
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May 30, 2022

5 Ways You Can Reduce Food Waste in Your Restaurant

Food waste can quickly add up and have a significant impact on your restaurant's bottom line. According to recent data collected in Canada, 38 percent...
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May 24, 2022

7 Ways to Reduce Food Costs in Your Restaurant

Managing food costs is critical to running a successful restaurant. But while there are many ways to manage spending, there’s little you can do if you...
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April 21, 2022

How Often Should You Perform Restaurant Inventory Counts?

When it comes to restaurant inventory, there is often discussion about whether doing inventory weekly or monthly is better. While there are some busin...
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April 19, 2022

Manual Vs. Computerized Restaurant Inventory: What’s Best?

Taking restaurant inventory gives you better oversight over your food and beverage stock levels, helps forecast future demand and reduces food and bev...
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April 07, 2022

5 Ways To Improve Your Restaurant’s Food Inventory Management

Food inventory management is a critical part of your restaurant operations. It helps reduce food loss and the associated increase in the cost of goods...
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March 08, 2022

How To Reduce Inventory Shrinkage At Your Bar or Restaurant

In our last blog, we talked about what inventory shrinkage is for bars and restaurants and the top five causes. If you have already read the blog, you...
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March 04, 2022

5 Common Causes Of Bar and Restaurant Inventory Shrinkage

When shrinkage is substantial, it can significantly decrease your restaurant or bar’s profitability. You will find restaurant and bar inventory shrink...
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January 10, 2022

Optimize Inventory: How To Calculate Bar or Restaurant Reorder Points

Optimizing your ordering process is critical to ensuring that your bar or restaurant has the inventory it needs to meet demand. It also helps minimize...
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November 30, 2021

7 Ways Your Bar Inventory Spreadsheet is Failing You

Spreadsheets are a seemingly simple tool for managing bar inventory – they can be organized by storage locations, data is easy to enter, the software ...
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October 19, 2021

5 Myths About Restaurant Inventory That Will Damage Your Profits

Your restaurant inventory is your company’s investment into profitability. The better you manage your inventory and control costs, the higher your pro...
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