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Why You Should Work with a Local Point of Sale Company

Posted by Heather Leekins on Mar 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Purchasing a point of sale (POS) system is an important investment that will have a direct impact on how efficiently your business operates. You will probably spend a lot of time researching options that work best for your business, looking for the features and functions your business needs, and matching prices to your budget. You will focus so much attention on the perfect POS solution, do you also research the best place to buy your POS system? The answer is a resounding YES!

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Topics: Restaurant tips and tricks

5 Quick Ways to Bring Customers to Your Restaurant after the Holidays

Posted by Heather Leekins on Dec 29, 2016 9:05:42 AM

It’s the end of the year. Pockets are light and bellies are full from the Holidays. That doesn’t mean your restaurant should sit empty until people are ready to get back out to enjoy your tasty creations.  Here are 10 quick ways to get people back into your restaurant after the Holidays.

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Topics: Restaurant tips and tricks

Your Restaurant's Food Pictures Suck

Posted by Heather Leekins on Dec 12, 2016 9:05:58 AM


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Topics: Restaurant tips and tricks

6 Reasons to Play Background Music in Your Restaurant

Posted by Heather Leekins on Dec 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever been in a completely quiet store – with no music playing in the background? What did you think? If you are like most people, you probably felt uncomfortable, and after browsing around for a bit, you quickly left, and headed toward a friendlier, more welcoming store.
On another note, have you ever left a restaurant because the music was far too loud or unpleasant? Did it make you feel anxious and stressed?
Music is a key, and underrated detail in a store’s retail business: The right music has the potential to put people in the right mood. It can attract customers, increase sales, and add revenue. Here are six reasons why playing the right music will benefit your restaurant:

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Topics: Restaurant tips and tricks

Best Practices for Securing Your Restaurant

Posted by Heather Leekins on Nov 28, 2016 2:18:40 PM

As a restaurant owner, protecting your employees and customers is probably one of the most challenging parts of your job. Drawing customers into your restaurants for increased business must be balanced with the concerns of crime, loss, liability, food safety and security.

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Topics: POS Security, Restaurant tips and tricks

5 Ways to Prepare for Black Friday

Posted by Heather Leekins on Nov 2, 2016 9:15:36 AM




The Holiday shopping season begins with Black Friday and that’s the best time for retailers to turn a profit. It’s hard to believe but Black Friday is less than 30 days away.  Get ready for hungry shopping crowds. This is the perfect opportunity for restaurant owners to nab new customers, increase sales, and establish a loyal clientele for the slow winter months.

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Topics: Restaurant tips and tricks