“No fee” credit card processing: pros, cons and how it works for restaurants

“No fee” credit card processing: pros, cons and how it works for restaurants

It’s expensive to run a business and with inflation, gas prices and rates increasing, more small business owners are looking for ways to save money and offset credit card processing fees.  You may have heard some merchant service companies advertise “free” credit card processing or “no fee” credit card processing. These offers can be tempting…

Table Needs vs SpotOn
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Table Needs vs SpotOn

An Honest Restaurant POS Comparison Table Needs is a real-time, end-to-end restaurant solution, hosting menus, simplifying sales and ordering, and managing payments — both onsite and online. Designed specifically for restaurants by restaurant people, Table Needs is the comprehensive, integration-free POS your restaurant, staff and customers need. Why Table Needs Table Needs vs SpotOn Table…

Why Building a Restaurant Community Should Be a Top Priority
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Why Building a Restaurant Community Should Be a Top Priority

This article was originally published in FSR Magazine Leaders can weather the difficulties of the great resignation while also making employees’ lives better. The Great Resignation is affecting all sectors of the economy, and the restaurant industry is no exception. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 70 percent more job openings in…

What a food incubator is and how it can help kickstart your business
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What a food incubator is and how it can help kickstart your business

Designed to give small food businesses a competitive advantage when entering or continuing in a local marketplace, a kitchen incubator — a.k.a. a culinary incubator —is an affordable, certified kitchen space that’s used for food preparation. Typically, renters or members — ranging from food entrepreneurs to chefs, food truck owners, bakers and caters — use…

Table Needs vs Clover
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Table Needs vs Clover

An Honest Restaurant POS Comparison Table Needs is a real-time, end-to-end restaurant solution, hosting menus, simplifying sales and ordering, and managing payments — both onsite and online. Designed specifically for restaurants by restaurant people, Table Needs is the comprehensive, integration-free POS your restaurant, staff and customers need. Why Table Needs Table Needs vs Clover Table…

How to attract remote workers to your restaurant  — and be profitable

How to attract remote workers to your restaurant  — and be profitable

During the pandemic, New York City-based Kindred — a restaurant and wine bar— rented out tables to remote workers for a flat rate during workdays. It’s not a new concept, really. For some time, Starbucks has had a “third place” philosophy.  Not sure what “third place” means? According to sociologist Ray Oldenburg’s original definition, a…

Choosing the right tech for your quick-service restaurant
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Choosing the right tech for your quick-service restaurant

When you’re running a quick-service restaurant, everything needs to run quickly and efficiently. Your customers expect speedy service along with delicious food – and that means that the business-side of your restaurant needs to be speedy, too! The tech you choose to help run your restaurant is a big decision. It’s the power behind every…

Table Needs vs Square

Table Needs vs Square

An Honest Restaurant POS Comparison Table Needs is a real-time, end-to-end restaurant solution, hosting menus, simplifying sales and ordering, and managing payments — both onsite and online. Designed specifically for restaurants by restaurant people, Table Needs is the comprehensive, integration-free POS your restaurant, staff and customers need. Why Table Needs Table Needs vs Square Table…

How to boost employee engagement in the restaurant industry
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How to boost employee engagement in the restaurant industry

It’s no secret there’s a labor shortage in the restaurant industry, or that it was among the hardest hit industries during the pandemic. Long prone to employee turnover, jobs in the service industry tend to be seen as easily replaceable, short-term, a stepping stone to other things. Still, happy, productive employees are essential to a…

Table Needs offers affordable, connected restaurant technology solutions tailored to food trucks 
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Table Needs offers affordable, connected restaurant technology solutions tailored to food trucks 

“I wanted to express my gratitude and let you know how happy I am with the all-around experience at Table Needs. You have an amazing system and the team is super-friendly, accommodating and awesome at communicating. Plus, Nicholas did an amazing job on the set up and training! A shout out to you too for…

5 reasons to ditch that cash register in favor of a cloud-based POS
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5 reasons to ditch that cash register in favor of a cloud-based POS

Bulky, ugly and oh-so-old-school, cash registers manage to be vestiges in our all-but-cashless society. It’s 2022, though, and the switch is not just wise — it’s almost essential. That’s even the case for your corner snow cone shack where kids pay in quarters. “There is nothing wrong with a good old cash register, but it…