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5 Things to Consider When Opening a Bar

Decided it’s a good time to be opening a bar? Congratulations – you’re getting into a potentially lucrative line of business. But don’t let the excitement prevent you from approaching the process methodically, because, unless you carefully consider several different factors, you may be setting yourself up for problems down the road. Let’s look at…

What to Consider When Opening an Ice Cream Shop

If you’re thinking of opening an ice cream shop, you’re likely headed into a potentially lucrative business. By some estimates, the average American consumes 48 pints of ice cream annually, spending $144 each year to do so. However, the popularity of ice cream alone doesn’t guarantee a successful business; rather, it’s critical to consider several…

4 Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back to Your Restaurant

If you like statistics—and even if you don’t—here’s an interesting one: Businesses pay four to five times more to acquire new customers than to attract repeat clientele. For this reason, as well as for its overall financial health, you need to be proactive to keep customers coming back to your restaurant. Here are four ways…

How Will the EMV Liability Shift Impact Restaurants?

It’s finally here. It’s the EMV liability shift – which began this October – meaning liability for fraudulent card-present transactions will shift from credit and debit card issuers to merchants whose POS technology doesn’t accommodate transactions completed using cards embedded with microprocessor chips. You probably know that unlike magnetic stripe cards, so-called “chip cards” use a more…

4 Reasons Why Tablets Are Perfect for Small Restaurants

Increasingly, restaurants are using tablets for a variety of purposes, from accepting customer payments to taking orders. Think your establishment isn’t large enough for a tablet installation? Think again. Tablets often prove to be a perfect addition to small restaurants. Let’s look at four reasons why this is so. Aesthetic, ergonomic, and economical advantages at…

Why Every Restaurant Should Offer Online Ordering

Unless you haven’t been in a restaurant other than your own lately, you’ve probably noticed that many foodservice establishments now offer customers the option to order—and sometimes even pay for—their food online. If you haven’t considered doing the same, there’s no better time than now to jump on the bandwagon. Here’s why every restaurant should…

How to Prevent Employee Theft in Your Restaurant

Employee theft is a big problem for restaurants. Just ask the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which estimates that restaurants lose billions of dollars each year when staff members steal everything from cash, food, and alcohol to supplies, equipment, and retail items. While there’s no way to completely eradicate employee theft in your restaurant, you can…