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EMV Integration

3 Reasons Restaurants Need Seamless EMV Integration

Many restaurateurs hesitate to adopt pay-at-the table solutions that comply with the Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) payment technology standard and accommodate chip card transactions. Some believe pay-at-the-table options with EMV integration are too expensive to purchase and implement. Others say the pay-at-the-table “tipping culture” makes customers uncomfortable. However, there are three important reasons why…

4 Ways to Reduce Your Restaurant Turnover Rate

Seeing consistent staff turnover at your restaurant? You’re not alone. The national restaurant turnover rate varies, but averaged 72.9 percent last year, the highest since 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While some attrition is bound to occur in any food-service operation, there are at least four ways to minimize it: 1.…

slow moving inventory

5 Tips for Identifying and Addressing Slow-Moving Inventory

Most, if not all, restaurant operators understand the importance of knowing which ingredients their menu items need, when, and in what quantities. Having the visibility to identify slow-moving inventory is equally important because it helps avoid spoilage, waste and unnecessary costs. Limiting quantitate of seldom-used ingredients also frees up space to store larger quantities of…

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FAQ’s From Managers about Service Animals in Restaurants

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals can enter establishments that other animals can’t. But what about the rights and responsibilities of restaurant owners and other customers when it comes to service animals in restaurants? Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about this topic. Am I required to allow animals…

technology transition

How to Prepare For a Restaurant Technology Transition

Making a point of sale (POS) technology transition can be a great move for your restaurant, improving everything from operating efficiencies to guest engagement. However, this process shouldn’t be treated casually. Careful preparation is required, so follow these steps for best results and the greatest return on investment (ROI). Working backward, identify the questions you…

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4 Catalysts Driving the Rise of Independent Restaurants

The idea of successfully running your own restaurant can be daunting, especially considering the number of regional and national chains out there. However, there’s no reason for worry, because the small size of your establishment puts it in a better competitive position than its larger counterparts. In fact, according to research conducted by Pentallect, Inc.,…

restaurant delivery

How Restaurant Delivery Can Save Your Restaurant

With competition heating up, operators must work harder for their share of consumers’ dining dollars and to protect their establishments from going under. Offering restaurant delivery will give your establishment the leg up it needs to keep up with and even pull ahead of the competition. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 74 percent…