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Restaurants prepare for changes in credit card technology

Shift to EMV payment standard requires major updates to point-of-sale systems

Why restaurants need a strong brand image

Source: Megan Rowe  Restaurants and other small businesses often create a neutral or negative brand perception, one expert says. Small business owners often lack the resources to produce a comprehensive branding plan. But failing to create a compelling brand image can hurt their business in the long run.

Green vegetables to star on spring menus

It’s still winter outside, but spring vegetables will soon appear on restaurant tables. This year, some popular spring vegetables will show up in the center of the plate instead of just as salads or sides.

Green vegetables to star on spring menus

It’s still winter outside, but spring vegetables will soon appear on restaurant tables. This year, some popular spring vegetables will show up in the center of the plate instead of just as salads or sides.

Smithfield halts hog kill at N. Carolina plant due to hog virus

By Meredith Davis and Christine Stebbins March 14 (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on Friday because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources said.

4 ways to convert website visitors into customers

You’ve designed a website for your restaurant, which is great, and you’ve got tons of visitors to your site. Imagine if all of those website visitors actually dined in your restaurant.

4 ways to convert website visitors into customers

You’ve designed a website for your restaurant, which is great, and you’ve got tons of visitors to your site. Imagine if all of those website visitors actually dined in your restaurant.

So, how do you go about turning those online visitors into offline customers?

Here are some simple, yet highly effective tips to consider.

Tomorrow’s hamburger may cost as much as today’s steak

Beef: It’s what you can’t afford for dinner — for years to come. Retail beef prices are near record highs.

Tomorrow’s hamburger may cost as much as today’s steak

Beef: It’s what you can’t afford for dinner — for years to come. Retail beef prices are near record highs. During 2013, the price consumers paid for ground beef climbed roughly 5%, according to government data beef price data released Thursday finds that consumers paid an average of nearly $3.50 per pound for 100% ground beef.

The Most Important Considerations for Purchasing POS Terminals

When budgeting is tight, every dollar is scrutinized. In this environment, it is understandable why so many companies look at the price of acquisition of POS (point of service) terminals first when considering what to upgrade for their customer transactions.

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