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A High Percentage of Restaurant Customers Report Using Loyalty Programs

With leading brands like Taco Bell and McDonald’s shifting toward pop culture and garnering a spot in social conversation, millennials have made food marketers realize that food is fuel.  The advent of the global pandemic only complicated the existing connection, however. Restaurants have been asked to ensure safer food delivery while minimizing overall contact. Later, …

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Fiserv Acquired BentoBox – Restaurant Tech Update

The race to provide POS-centric solutions to restaurants’ digital needs is accelerating. Getting ahead in this race, Fiserv came out with the announcement that it acquired a growing restaurant marketing and commerce platform called BentoBox. Fiserv has already signed an agreement and it aims to integrate BentoBox technology into its Clover restaurant technology solutions. This …

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Restaurant and Hospitality Rebound? Demand for Dining Set to Surge Post Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense harm to many industries. Many places are unable to open, and the ones that can open are doing so with significant restrictions. There’s also the concern of people not feeling comfortable returning to certain public places for fear of the spread of COVID-19. The restaurant and hospitality industry has …

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Restaurant Trends for 2021 – How Restaurants will Succeed

COVID-19 has changed the way restaurants operate in a big way. In some states, they still aren’t fully operating, which leaves restaurants thinking outside the box longer than they ever thought necessary. 2021 looks like it will shape up much how 2020 ended, which means restaurant owners must continue being creative and figuring out ways …

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Restaurants Feeling the Negative Effects of the Pandemic as Winter Approaches

More than 100,000 restaurants have closed since the start of the pandemic and as many as 40% of restaurant owners don’t think their restaurant will make it through the winter if things continue the way they are going according to the National Restaurant Association. The pandemic isn’t just affecting independent restaurants either. Chain restaurants are …

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Five Ways to Boost Restaurant Sales During COVID19

If there’s one industry that’s been hit the hardest in COVID-19, it’s restaurants. Between the stay-at-home orders, limited capacities, and stark regulations to stay open, many restaurants are suffering with low restaurant sales. Luckily there are ways to save your business and boost sales. Check out our top tips below. Offer online ordering Everyone does …

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How Will the Pandemic Change the Landscape for Restaurants in the US?

The Coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on the hospitality industry worldwide. However, some unexpected casualties are on their way for the US as a surprisingly large percentage of its restaurants decline and are forced to shutter their doors permanently. Due to a mix of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions, many restaurants have frantically tried …

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How Ghost Kitchens are Impacting the Quick Service Restaurant Industry

How Ghost Kitchens are Impacting the Quick Service Restaurant Industry In the ever-evolving world of quick service restaurants, the growing demand for food delivery has led to an increase in ghost kitchens, which operate exclusively for delivery service. No servers, no tables, no chairs, just a kitchen in service of delivery orders.  Third-Party Delivery Services …

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How Should I Choose a Credit Card Processor for My Restaurant?

Because restaurants operate on thin profit margins, restaurateurs must leverage every payment type to attract every type of customer while simultaneously leveraging the support of their credit card processor. Business owners don’t have time to waste on deciphering complex credit card processing fees during their monthly reconciliation. Nor do they have the luxury of refusing …

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The End of Required Credit Card Signatures

In April, credit card signatures will become a thing of the past. American Express, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard have all announced they will end the signature requirement for in-store credit card machine purchases. For Discover, Mastercard, and American Express, the end date was April 13. Visa will end the signature requirement later in the month. …

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Protect Your Business from Credit Card Skimmers

Protect Your Business from Credit Card Skimmers Each year, companies sign on to take advantage of merchant services offered for credit card processing. Skimmers are quickly becoming a threat to unsuspecting customers as companies rely more heavily than ever on point of sale services for their businesses. As a merchant, you want to protect your …

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What Mobile-First Shopping Will Mean for the Retail Industry in 2018

When considering the trends that have been shaping the retail industry over the last few years, it is easy to infer that 2018 will be the year of mobile first shopping. Online retail giants such as Amazon have noticed that shoppers are not quite ready to completely abandon the brick-and-mortar model; however, they expect to …

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