Table Needs vs Square

Table Needs vs Square

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 Square Table Needs POS does a lot,…

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…

Making mental health a priority among restaurant workers
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Making mental health a priority among restaurant workers

The last few years challenged us — and took its toll. In life. In relationships. Not to mention our social wellbeing. When it comes to the restaurant industry, it’s even more nuanced than that. Not only are they among our frontline workers, they’ve also often bore the brunt of people’s overarching frustrations, perspectives and opinions…

Take a proactive — not reactive — approach to avoid disgruntled customers.

Take a proactive — not reactive — approach to avoid disgruntled customers.

These days, serving customers is hard. Heck, being a server — make that most things involving customers — is challenging of late. Customers, it seems, are more demanding than ever. Conducted by Untold Insights in September 2021, the Oracle Food and Beverage study supports that fact, noting consumers expect lightning-fast service and personalization, fueled by…

7 tips for providing high-quality takeout and delivery

7 tips for providing high-quality takeout and delivery

It’s no secret that restaurants had to ramp up their online ordering capabilities during the pandemic. Most did — for good reason. According to Fundera by NerdWallet, more than 112 million Americans have used an online food delivery service. That’s substantial, and even more noteworthy when you consider it’s growing 300% faster than in-house dining…

How to Interpret Sales Data From Your Menu
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How to Interpret Sales Data From Your Menu

Algorithms and Antipasti: Interpreting the Sales Data From Your Menu Let’s start with a short refresher on menu engineering. Menu engineering is data-driven menu design that analyzes the popularity and profitability of menu items. It couples this analysis with human behavior patterns to determine the best menu structure and organization for your restaurant’s menu. Table Needs…

What to look for in your restaurant’s POS system
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What to look for in your restaurant’s POS system

We’ve previously shared the benefits of enlisting a comprehensive POS solution for your restaurant. From saving time and frustration to helping you do more with less effort, even while short-staffed, your chosen point-of-sale system has the potential to expedite and streamline processes, align your operations and improve both the employee and customer experiences.  When it…

Treat customers right with creative touches, innovative technologies, and thoughtful surprises

Treat customers right with creative touches, innovative technologies, and thoughtful surprises

The ability to surprise and delight customers is an important part of delivering memorable dining experiences. Heck, to running a successful business of any kind. This truly is more important than ever these days. So much has changed in the last two-plus years — the onset of a pandemic, the promise and roll-out of vaccines,…