New IRS Rule Causes Restaurants to Rethink Auto-gratuities

A new IRS tax rule has restaurants rethinking the practice of including a gratuity in the amount due on checks presented to large parties.  Effective January 1, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service will classify automatic gratuities as wages, subject to payroll tax withholding—instead of tips, which are made at the customer’s discretion and reported to … Continued


How to use your POS reports wisely: Part 1

Some restaurant owners love data. They love being able to drill down the numbers to crunch and splice them different ways. Others go by their guts. For those of you who aren’t number lovers we have some high level tips for using your POS reports and alerts to make better business decisions in your restaurant. … Continued


Using Pinterest to Market Your Restaurant

Using Pinterest to Help Market Your Restaurant Pinterest is a large and growing image-based social media site with over 10 million registered users.  This site has great potential as a marketing and sales generation strategy for restaurants, especially those that don’t have a huge social media team behind them.  Why?  Because unlike Facebook or Twitter, … Continued


Should you run a Groupon?

There are many anecdotal stories from both sides of the spectrum when it comes to the pros and cons of Groupons. From the women who got $10,000 worth of cupcake orders and lost money fulfilling each one of them to the pizzeria owner that earned enough cash from his spike in traffic to expand his … Continued