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The Straight Up Blog

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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May 16, 2022

Bar Inventory: 5 Ways to Store Alcoholic Beverages & Extend Shelf Life

As with any product in your bar or kitchen, different types of alcoholic beverages in your bar inventory have different shelf lives.
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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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May 03, 2022

4 Ways Restaurants Can Deal With Rising Inflation Costs

When costs go up, restaurants have to look for creative ways to reduce their spend and maintain healthy profit margins.
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April 26, 2022

Is Owning a Franchise Worth it? 5 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time

Are you looking for a way to be your own boss, achieve a better work-life balance, and set your own hours? Then owning a franchise might be the best o...
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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 12, 2022

What is a Bar Inventory App? And 4 Reasons Why You Need One

One of the most important steps in improving your bar’s profitability is to implement an effective bar inventory management program. The problem is, i...
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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 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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March 15, 2022

Bar Inventory Management: Understanding Standard Pours

Standard pours are what bars and restaurants typically serve to guests when alcoholic beverages are ordered, and by doing them right they can help boo...
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