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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…