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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…