At a Glance: Restaurant Merchant Accounts

When it comes to food, customers want it delicious and quick. So not only must restaurant owners focus on quality, flavorful meals, but they should also take into account efficient service and payment processing that keep customers full and satisfied. Restaurant merchant account services help streamline the payment process and allow those in the food service industry to accept major credit and debit cards. With easy-to-use credit card terminals, updated software and convenient features, you can focus your efforts more on your customers and food, and less on dealing with cash or complicated equipment.

Below, take a quick look at how restaurant merchant accounts services can benefit both quick service and full service dining establishments.

Quick service establishments include fast food chains and short order restaurants that focus on providing quality food and service in just a matter of minutes. Customers on the go expect to be in and out of the restaurant quickly, without wasting time with incorrect orders or slow registers. The use of credit and debit cards to pay for food orders continues to increase, as the need to carry cash and fumble with change becomes a thing of the past. Contactless payment processing provides credit card terminals that allow customers to swipe their own card and accept payment amounts without ever having to hand their card over. Though these features may only eliminate a few minutes of the payment process, in the quick service food industry, a few minutes go a long way.

Full service establishments, whether casual or fine dining, provide patrons with a professional, comfortable atmosphere that focuses on superior food and excellent customer service. While customers may want to take their time to order and enjoy their food and drink, once it comes time to pay, people expect an efficient payment process that is quick and easy. In order for your wait staff to focus on keeping customers happy, it helps to keep credit card terminals and payment processing software simple and easy to use. Touch-screen technology, tip editing, tab forwarding and other effective features, in addition to great service and even better food, keeps customers coming back for more.

If you’re a restaurant owner looking to upgrade your merchant account features, or you’d like to start a restaurant merchant account for the first time, BluePay is a merchant processing service provider that offers solutions catered to your establishment’s unique needs. Learn more at

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