3 Ways Your Restaurant Could Benefit from Going Cashless

A number of restaurant owners have stated that 85% of their transactions use plastic to pay instead of cash. In fact, there is more of a simplicity in restaurants when dealing with credit or debit cards. Cashless restaurants throughout the country have said that they are able to create more opportunities as well as a … Continued


Why Poodle/SSL is the new Y2K for your restaurant

Remember Y2K (or at least reading about it)? On January 1, 2000 computers that everyone depended on were to malfunction due to four-digit years being represented by two digits. Although this never resulted in the major problems that were predicted, it sure did scare everyone. Now we have a new phenomena that could have a … Continued


How to Run a Profitable Restaurant Using Real-Time Data

Whether you are a big-time operation like Amazon or Google or a smaller independent restaurant, you can use real-time data from your business to gain insights and make smart, quick decisions that will ultimately make your restaurant more profitable. So where do you get this data? Whether it’s information about staffing schedules, table turns or … Continued


4 Ways to Increase Your Profits on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just the most romantic day of the year…it’s your time to shine! You’re not just selling a delicious dinner, you’re selling a memorable experience. You’ll want to make sure you’re on your game with the best food and customer service possible. That starts with making sure your customers can book reservations online … Continued


4 biggest areas where labor costs can hurt your business

Labor costs are a big issue for restaurateurs. According to Senior Strategic Advisor for the NRA Dave Matthews, labor productivity has remained flat in recent years. From 2004 – 2014, the average annual percent change in output per labor hour has decreased between -0.1% for full service restaurants to -0.3% for limited service restaurants. How … Continued


What is the cost of a data security breach?

We’ve all heard about the data breaches that have taken place at some of our nation’s biggest businesses — T.J. Maxx, Target, P.F. Chang’s and Home Depot. These are huge companies that had their customer data compromised by criminal hackers and, as a result, incurred mind-boggling fines. But what about smaller businesses? They aren’t as … Continued


How to run a profitable restaurant using real-time data

Whether you are a big-time operation like Amazon or Google or a smaller independent restaurant, you can use real-time data from your business to gain insights and make smart, quick decisions that will ultimately make your restaurant more profitable. So where do you get this data? Whether it’s information about staffing schedules, table turns or … Continued


Avoid chargebacks and get faster table turns!

There are lots of reasons to buy a POS System. Whether its ease-of-use, splitting checks, real-time sales reports, integration to mobile solutions for reporting, customer interaction, mobile payments or integrated EMV for payments processing, you can put together a solution that’s tailored to your unique business needs…and budget. Running a profitable restaurant, however, is easier … Continued


EMV Liability Shift Creates Opportunity for “Friendly Fraud”

by Joe Finizio, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, ASI A pro-sports player ran up a $6,000+ tab entertaining his entourage in a trendy club. The club was not yet upgraded to process EMV transactions. The credit card was signed and signing of the charge slip was captured on the security camera; however, when the … Continued


3 Questions to Ask Your POS Provider about EMV

October 1, 2015 is now behind us, and the EMV liability shift is now in effect. That means restaurants that have not implemented an EMV-enabled credit card terminal and POS solution can now potentially be held liable in the event of certain fraudulent card-present activity. In spite of the recent liability shift, some restaurant owners … Continued