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3 Features Quick Service POS Systems Should Have

Quick service operators are hungrier than ever for POS solutions that do more than simply process payments—and vendors are responding with a wide variety of options. While some features of the newest quick service POS systems can be considered “nice to have,” others are more essential to success in an increasingly competitive market. Let’s take…

What are the Benefits of a Kitchen Display System?

True or false: A kitchen display system is only for large restaurant operations. If you said “false,” you’re correct. Every restaurant can benefit from implementing a kitchen display system that replaces paper tickets and kitchen printers. Here are some of the benefits of putting such technology in place: 1. Increased order accuracy, with fewer headaches.…

4 Statistics Successful Restaurant Owners Should Care About

While great food and service continue to contribute to the success of any restaurant, restaurant owners must do more to ensure that their operations flourish. Successful restaurant owners know that keeping a close eye on metrics is the key to supporting top-notch performance and fat profit margins. With this in mind, let’s take a look…

Q & A: The Truth About EMV

By now, you’ve certainly heard about the Europay/MasterCard/Visa (EMV) standard and a liability shift that’s slated for October 2015. However, there’s a lot of information out there—much of it is just plain confusing. Let’s take a look at some of the questions you may have about EMV, and separate the truth from the misconceptions. Q:…

4 Problems Coffee Shop Owners Face (and How to Prevent Them)

America’s love affair with coffee and coffee shops has made joining the ranks of coffee shop owners a highly attractive proposition. However, like all operators, coffee shop owners face certain common problems – many of which are, fortunately enough, quite preventable. Let’s discuss four of these problems and how you can stave them off at…

Dispelling 4 Common Mobile POS Misconceptions

Mobile POS is hot: Based on current adoption rates, sales of mobile POS technology could be as high as $5 billion in the next few years. But whether or not they choose to embrace mobile POS, some restaurant operators—as well as other merchants—continue to believe one or more common misconceptions about these systems. Let’s dispel…

How to Choose a POS System for Your Small Business

Investing in a POS system is one of the best moves you can make to foster the success of your small business. However, not all businesses have the same requirements for such technology; what works for one operator may not work for another. Additionally, POS technology offerings vary from vendor to vendor. Follow these tips…

5 Things to Consider When Opening a Restaurant

Thinking of opening a restaurant? Whether you’re planning to open a fast-casual establishment, a fine dining operation or something in between, you’ve got plenty to consider. Let’s talk about the top five things to consider before moving ahead with your plan: 1. Concept and points of distinction.  When opening a restaurant, you can’t even begin…