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Is Your Payment Processing EMV-Compliant and Does it Matter for Your Restaurant?

2018-04-18T07:11:00+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Business|

Merchants in the U.S. began accepting EMV payments (as well as the liability for many fraudulent payment card purchases) in October 2015. Flash forward to 2018, however, and the United States is far from 100% EMV technology adoption. Last year, only 31% of all card-present transactions in the U.S. were processed with EMV-compliant technology. The hospitality [...]

4 Ways to Control Bar Inventory for Bigger Profits

2018-03-14T22:21:54+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business|

Do you really know what’s going on behind the bar? As a bar owner, it can be challenging to balance the management of food, beverage, labor, and overhead expenses and still keep an attentive eye behind the counter. Loss of control can mean loss of money. Proper bar management can help you stay in control,    [...]

6 Things You Should Know about a Gift Card and Loyalty Program for Your Restaurant

2018-03-08T01:02:16+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Business|

In 2018, it seems like a no-brainer for restaurants to have a gift card and loyalty program. But the fact is, many independently owned and operated single store restaurants just haven’t taken the time to make it a part of their business strategies. If you haven’t yet evaluated   all of the ways a cloud-based gift card [...]

How to Save Time and Money Hiring Restaurant Employees through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

2018-03-08T01:03:10+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Business|

Hiring employees. It may be the least enjoyable of all responsibilities as a restaurant owner. It’s time-consuming, expensive, and in an industry with extremely high turnover rates, seems almost never ending. But, what if there was a way for restaurant managers to save time and money, while potentially turning a profit in the hiring process? Before [...]

What You Need to Know About Washington Initiative 1433 and Other Changes to Labor Laws

2018-03-08T01:03:37+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Business|

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, restaurateurs will need to pave way for 2018 changes to labor laws that will affect their establishments. Specific to Washington state, Initiative 1433 raises the minimum wage and contains important language regarding tips and service changes. The federal I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification has also been revised to [...]

What Merchants Need to Know About PCI DSS 3.2 — Before It’s Too Late

2018-03-08T01:04:08+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Business|

The goal of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) 3.2 update is to strengthen security. After all the last thing a merchant wants is to inform customers of a data breach that may have compromised their payment card or personal information — or face the hefty fines or penalties associated with a breach. [...]

Communication from Evergreen POS

2018-03-08T01:04:51+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Business|

To our valued Dinerware Community, In an effort to establish a direct line of communication with all merchants using Dinerware software in our area, we’re sending this packet to provide useful information about your point of sale system and raise awareness about some upcoming changes with integrated payments and PCI compliance. Before we jump into that, [...]

INTEGRATED EMV CHIP CARD PROCESSING AND DINERWARE

2018-03-08T01:05:19+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Business|

Heartland EMV Processing – Ready Today! Dinerware merchants that work with Heartland Payments for credit card processing already enjoy the benefits of Heartland Secure which encompasses Point-to-Point encryption and Tokenization. Now, Heartland merchants will be first to market with the ability to integrate a chip-card reader with their Dinerware system to process EMV transactions. Please contact [...]

Integrated Gift Card Processing through Valutec and Dinerware

2018-03-08T01:05:53+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Business|

Many of our Dinerware community members are using Valutec for integrated gift card processing through Dinerware. It has recently come to our attention that Valutec sent the following email to our mutual customers: From: Valutec [mailto:cservice@valutec.net] Subject: Security Changes Coming Soon – ACTION MAY BE REQUIRED     ATTENTION MERCHANTS WITH A PROPRIETARY POS: Due to forthcoming system [...]

MasterCard Communication from Heartland

2018-03-08T01:08:42+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Business|

This notice was sent out to all Heartland merchants but it applies broadly to ALL merchants that accept credit card transactions in their business.   Merchants that use Dinerware Software for accepting credit card payments must be on Dinerware v3.6.13 or v3.7.3 and above in order to accept the new MasterCard cards starting with a ‘2’. [...]