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What’s the Latest on the Future of Mobile Payments in Restaurants?

Mobile payment acceptance is becoming more commonplace in restaurants. National Restaurant Association research found 43 percent of quick service and 31 percent of fast casual restaurants accept mobile payments. The future of mobile payments in restaurants is expected to bring even more widespread acceptance. In Hospitality Technology magazine’s 2016 POS Software Trends survey 58 percent…

Is a Kitchen Display System Worth It?

If your restaurant takes orders by hand, communicating with the kitchen by pinning orders to an order wheel, switching to a kitchen display system (KDS) is worth considering. While the cost to replace antiquated ordering methods with technology may seem high, the ROI with a KDS is high in terms of cost savings and customer…

POS Security: 3 Things to Watch For

The challenge of point of sale (POS) security has moved into the spotlight with increases in cybercrime, fraud, and employee theft. To keep your customers’ payment card data secure — and protect your business from losses associated with data breaches and shrink — there are three areas to evaluate and fortify. 1. Minimize Threats to…

4 Reasons You Need a Café POS System

Whether you operate one café or several, a café POS system is one of the best investments you can make in your business. Here are four reasons why you need café POS technology and how your business can benefit from it. 1. Increased order-taking efficiency and accuracy. Let’s face it: Café customers don’t want to…

3 Essential Restaurant Management Tips

Restaurant ownership and management can be a lucrative, rewarding, and fun career — but it also comes with its share of headaches. Fortunately, there are many ways you can keep hassles to a minimum. For starters, follow these three essential restaurant management tips — a task that’s even easier if you leverage point of sale…

3 Ways a Bar POS System Can Save You Money

Investing in a bar point of sale (POS) system is one of the best investments you can make for your business. In addition to increasing efficiencies, a bar POS system can save you money. Here’s how. 1. Enhanced inventory control. With a bar POS system, you can easily monitor pour levels to ensure that employees…

Line Busting: How to Increase Your Restaurant’s Revenue

If you’re like most quick service and fast casual restaurant operators, you’re always looking for ways to increase your restaurant’s revenue. Implementing point of sale (POS) technology that enables line busting — i.e., shortening or eliminating lines to order and pay for food— is one way to do just that. Line busting technology takes many…