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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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Avoid EMV Non-Compliance Fees

Some credit card processing companies are now charging “EMV non-compliance fees”.  For those who don’t know, the acronym EMV refers to the technology embedded in what are commonly called chip cards. Developed originally to increase security for customers when making a “card present” payment at a retailer, the date for merchants to install a chip-enabled credit …

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Five Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Point of Sale System Now

Point of sale systems have come a long way since they were introduced as advanced replacements for cash registers in the 20th century. Modern point of sale (POS) solutions offer more than just the ability to ring up purchases; they integrate multiple functions such as merchant services, inventory control, payment processing, scheduling employee shifts, collecting …

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Don’t Have Online Ordering? You Should.

If you’ve ever wondered if you should add online ordering capability to your retail establishment, we’re here to tell you, “Yes, you should.” It’s a no-brainer really. While we’ll get into more particular reasons why in the following discussion, there’s one very basic reason merchants should provide this option for customers – because they expect …

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Shake Shack Goes Cashless

How and Why Shake Shack is Opening Cashless Burger Joints Just when the world thought buzzers were the most cutting-edge ideas of the food industry, Shake Shack, a burger joint based in New York City, decided to try something different and innovative. They will be opening a cashless Shake Shack New York City at Astor Place …

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