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The Straight Up Blog

May 09, 2022

How to Improve Restaurant Purchasing for Higher Profit Margins

It’s rare for restaurateurs to get to the next ordering day with no leftovers, no spoilage, and no last-minute menu changes. Even the best restaurant ...
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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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March 23, 2022

Bar and Restaurant Management: Why Data is Crucial to Success

Running a bar or a restaurant is difficult. The margins can be razor-thin, talented labor is difficult to find (especially during the ‘Great Resignati...
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February 22, 2022

5 Ways to Increase Your Restaurant’s Profit Margins

Most restaurants have narrow profit margins, typically somewhere between 3 and 6 percent. There’s a range of factors that impact those margins, from r...
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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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December 16, 2021

How Restaurants and Bars are Addressing Workforce Challenges?

After the past two years of lockdowns and restrictions on the hospitality industry, pent-up consumer demand means it should be a booming time for rest...
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November 15, 2021

How to Properly Clean Pour Spouts, and How it Helps Your Inventory

Pour spouts are probably the most exciting part about working behind a bar… Said no one ever. Sure, it might not be the most glamorous topic. But let’...
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October 21, 2021

The Restaurant Workforce Shortage: How Technology Can Help

There has long been a labor shortage in the hospitality industry, but the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and what has been dubbed as ‘The Great ...
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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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September 24, 2021

How to Survive the Restaurant Industry Workforce Shortage

In theory, this should be a booming time for restaurants and bars. COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed in a large number of locations, there is pent-up...
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September 20, 2021

How to Build a Restaurant Menu: Your Complete 6-Step Guide

Your restaurant’s menu is the backbone of your customer experience. It draws guests through your doors, delights them while they are dining in your re...
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