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About Cathy Smiley

Cathy Smiley is a POS specialist, former restaurant professional, and content contributor for  Cathy currently works as an ISO for one of the largest POS companies.  Since 2011, she has personally been involved with hundreds of point-of-sale installations.  Her articles have been featured or mentioned in many of the top industry websites.  She likes writing on the subject of POS systems and enjoys helping merchants find the best solutions to help grow their business. For more information about the point of sale industry, Cathy invites you to Like Point of Sale USA on Facebook and to Follow POS USA on LinkedIn.

How Much Does it Cost to Start a Food Truck in 2020?

Starting a food truck is becoming a trendy option for entrepreneurs who want to get into the food industry - this is no better epitomized by the fact that the food truck industry is a $2 billion-plus industry and has grown by 300% since 2014 in cities all across America. (Food Truck Nation) The most cited reasons why people

By |2019-11-26T23:26:27+00:00November 26th, 2019|Guides|

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant?

5 Restaurant Startup Costs to Consider If you're planning on starting a new restaurant, you need to make sure you can afford it. While many new restaurant owners have a passion for food and hospitality, few realize the heavy financial burden that a restaurant carries. According to a post by "The restaurant business stands today as an economic

By |2019-11-22T17:28:27+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Restaurant Management|

Top Eco-Friendly Take-Out Products for Restaurants

Green initiatives are taking the food industry by storm. However, most of the products available are predominantly focused on reusable items that can be used for an in-house dining experience. With the rise of delivery services and take-out trends, we compiled a list of environmentally friendly restaurant supplies that you can offer your customers so they can go green

By |2019-11-26T00:48:16+00:00November 12th, 2019|Restaurant Management|

Essential Kitchen Equipment List of Items Every Restaurant Needs

List of the Top 15 Required Kitchen Equipment for Restaurants If it's time to open a new restaurant, you need a restaurant kitchen equipment list to ensure you purchase the right commercial kitchen products. Opening a new restaurant is difficult enough - don't place extra stress on yourself and your management team by not ordering the right products. Below,

By |2019-11-05T15:36:43+00:00November 5th, 2019|Restaurant Management|

30 Best Restaurant Marketing Ideas and Trends

The best hospitality businesses take advantage of a wide range of restaurant marketing techniques and strategies. As the food industry grows increasingly competitive, it's more important than ever to get creative when it comes to marketing your establishment.  If you're not familiar with the 80/20 rule of marketing, 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of

By |2019-11-19T15:50:56+00:00October 31st, 2019|Marketing|

How to Start a New Restaurant: Checklist of 10 Steps to Opening a Restaurant

Starting a new restaurant can be a very exciting business venture.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. households will spend an average of $3,365 per year eating out at restaurants, almost as much as eating at home.  The industry continues to grow year over year, and there has never been a better time

By |2019-10-16T16:42:03+00:00March 21st, 2019|Guides|
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