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Food Services: Tips for Saving Money on Food Services

If you own a restaurant, you have to spend money on food services, and these expenses can represent a large portion of your monthly expenses. Luckily, there are numerous ways to save money on food services. Hi, my name is Helen, and I have worked in the restaurant or catering industry for almost two decades. Through that time, I have worked in a number of different jobs with a number of different responsibilities. This blog is the culmination of everything I have learned about cutting costs, and it also includes research that I have done. If you own a restaurant or are in the hospitality industry, this blog is designed to help you. Please explore and share.

How Going Cash Free Could Take Your Food Services Business to the Next Level

If you have a food business, it can seem easiest to keep things on a cash-only basis. However, there are some really good reasons to go to a cash-free system with an electronic point of sale system if you run a food services business. 

Money is dirty

Money is extremely dirty, even when it doesn't look unclean. It's covered in a range of unhealthy bacteria that you don't want coming into contact with your delicious food. Using a pay wave system means that your workers don't need to sterilise between food service and taking payment, which can improve your overall food hygiene.

People spend more money when paying on their cards

One of the funny things about paying on a card is that it seems to affect customers in a different way to paying in cash. Specifically, people paying on a credit card seem to be willing to spend more, which can help you to increase overall sales. This can be an easy way to increase the average amount of each sale that you make. 

It's safer for staff

If you have a facility that works late at night and takes cash, it can be a security risk for your staff. It is often much easier for criminals to steal from lower security venues such as food service venues rather than the higher security targets such as banks or credit unions. Going cash-free means that your staff will feel and be safer on these late shifts as they will not have tempting amounts of cash on hand. 

It's easier to track (for you and customers)

Hopefully, your staff are incredibly honest and detail oriented, but in the high speed and stress environment of a busy food service venue, it's easy for people to be charged the wrong amount for their meal or get given the wrong change. It can be hard to track this if you have a cash only system. Moving to a cash-free system with an electronic point of sale system gives you a clear record of all of your transactions so that you can ensure that all transactions have gone through correctly. 

If you are interested in moving your food services business to a cash-free basis with an electronic point of sale system, why not chat to a systems specialist. They can assess your business and make some suggest some options that might work for your business.