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You would think that running a restaurant would be all about the food, but when it comes to managing your restaurant, choosing the right POS (Point of Sale) system can make the difference between a successful business and one that is struggling to make ends meet. But what exactly is a POS and how can choosing the right one make a difference in the food service industry?
A Short Explanation of a Point of Sale System
A Point of Sale (POS) system has come to be synonymous (at least in the retail world) with the checkout technology that most customers see and/or use when they are leaving a store. Typically a POS system consists of a computer (with monitor), a cash drawer, customer display, barcode scanner, debit/credit card reader, receipt printer and the like. But far from being something used exclusively for retail sales, a good POS system [Read more...]