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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…