The Northstar for a successful restaurant business: sales per labor hour
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The Northstar for a successful restaurant business: sales per labor hour

Knowing which metrics to monitor can make or break your restaurant business. With so many ways to slice and dice data using your point of sale, there are endless options but only a few metrics are true indicators of the health of your restaurant.  In my experience as a restaurant owner, consultant, and CEO of…

What profitable restaurants know about leveraging technology
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What profitable restaurants know about leveraging technology

Restaurants are notoriously slow to adapt to new technology. It’s an industry full of “we’ve always done it this way” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I get it. Generally speaking, the latest technological innovations haven’t really affected how a restaurant makes great food or how they provide great customer service.  Then came…

Table Needs + Homebase join forces to serve franchise-level support to independent restaurants and food trucks
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Table Needs + Homebase join forces to serve franchise-level support to independent restaurants and food trucks

Answering the restaurant industry’s call for staffing solutions, Table Needs announced its partnership with Homebase, an employee management software company, to provide an expanded suite of support to independent quick-service restaurants and food trucks.  Now, for the first time, restaurants can run their entire restaurant under the umbrella of a single service provider: a point…

Table Needs vs the competition

Table Needs vs the competition

Why Table Needs 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. Table Needs vs the competition Table Needs POS does a…

“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

Why Table Needs 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. Table Needs vs SpotOn Table Needs POS does a lot,…

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

Why Table Needs 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. Table Needs vs Clover Table Needs POS does a lot,…

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…