How to Use A/B Testing to Create the Perfect Menu
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How to Use A/B Testing to Create the Perfect Menu

Technology in restaurants is new and can be intimidating or seem overwhelmingly complicated, but Table Needs is here to make restaurant and menu management simpler for both you and your customers. To engineer your menu in a more organized way, the first step we recommend is A/B testing. A/B Testing and Menu Engineering: In-Depth If you would like…

How restaurants can overcome staffing shortages
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How restaurants can overcome staffing shortages

At Table Needs, we believe employees are the foundation of a successful restaurant. When they’re cared for and happy, retention improves. It stands to reason the diner experience does, too. Since good employees beget satisfied, loyal customers who generate repeat revenue, nurturing your staff is straight-up good sense. Of course, there are many forces at…

Purposeful, year-round outdoor dining — and a topnotch POS — can increase your ROI

Purposeful, year-round outdoor dining — and a topnotch POS — can increase your ROI

It’s an understatement to say local, independent restaurants have been challenged — repeatedly — over the last few years. From lockdowns to limited capacity, shuttered indoor dining and customers’ hesitancy to enjoy meals in enclosed spaces, restaurants have had to pivot, often. As a result, having outdoor dining has become essential to running a successful…

These days, online ordering is key to meeting customers’ dining demands
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These days, online ordering is key to meeting customers’ dining demands

Amid staffing shortages, retention challenges and changing regulations, restaurant technology tools have become not just important, but critical, to running a successful, independent restaurant. These days, contactless ordering is more than just a tool in your toolkit — it’s essential to navigating the ever-evolving restaurant landscape.  Customers are impatient — and want food fast Conducted…

Enhance the Dining Experience With Digital Menu Optimization
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Enhance the Dining Experience With Digital Menu Optimization

Designing an Appetite With Menu Engineering and Restaurant Technology If the simple menu you have printed and stacked behind the host’s podium is more complicated for you behind the scenes than bound sheets of paper ever should be, you’re in good company. And if your seasonal additions, price fluctuations, and subpar descriptions could use a…

Restaurant Trends for 2022: Taylor’s Take

Restaurant Trends for 2022: Taylor’s Take

“Some pandemic trends, consumer behaviors are here to stay.” Cristin O’Hara,  Managing Director and Head of the Restaurant Group, Bank of America. Cristin O’Hara’s article makes some striking points when discussing the impacts COVID-19 have had on the industry, among them staffing shortages; the growth of new business models;  increased reliance on technology and digital…

What you see is what you get: Enlist a digital menu from Table Needs
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What you see is what you get: Enlist a digital menu from Table Needs

As a brand, we’re dedicated to the success of quick service restaurants and food trucks. Our flexible, tailored restaurant technology tools streamline operations while helping establishments do more with less. It all starts with our digital menu offering, which lets you put your best face forward with modern, highly tailorable features that can be updated…

The hedgehog principle and why employee satisfaction is at the core of your restaurant’s success
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The hedgehog principle and why employee satisfaction is at the core of your restaurant’s success

In order to successfully run a restaurant, you have to maintain focus. That’s where philosopher Isaiah Berlin’s hedgehog principle comes in. It’s based on an ancient Greek parable, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing,”  Berlin notes that foxes pursue many goals and interests at the same time, resulting in…

7 Ways Table Needs Beats the Competition

7 Ways Table Needs Beats the Competition

Offering a wide range of customizable features and flexibility that puts owner-operators in the driver’s seat, Table Needs takes a decidedly human approach to digital-first technology.  Designed to give you control over the employee, customer and managerial experience, our restaurant technology tools simplify and streamline operations, freeing up — and maximizing the potential of —…

The Importance of Service with Table Needs Co-Founder, Ben Simmons

The Importance of Service with Table Needs Co-Founder, Ben Simmons

Table Needs is redefining the restaurant industry We believe that the best experience for the consumer and the restaurant and its staff are not mutually exclusive. We live in an amazing world with innovations challenging the status quo of all kinds of industries, but food service has been mostly untouched by these technological advances. In…