Restaurateurs from all around New York City gathered at the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) “Mobile Payment for Your Restaurant" seminar on July 16th to discuss the latest developments in the mobile payment application space. Hosted at Rouge Tomate, the “Mobile Payment for Your Restaurant" seminar invited industry experts to share their knowledge of mobile payment in today’s fast-paced, technologically driven world.
The expert panel included Frances Zelazny, Executive Vice President of MyCheck US, Lubodar Olesnycky, President of Micros Retail Systems, and Peter Esmond, Director of Operations at Rouge Tomate. The three guest speakers shared a wealth of knowledge regarding the benefits of offering customers the option to use mobile payment applications in restaurant transactions.
Lubodar Olesnycky began the seminar by discussing how the credit card payment process has changed the landscape of restaurant management as a whole. According to Lubodar Olesyncky, “the way of the future is mobile payment […] Your customer will come back to your restaurant because of its convenience.”
MyCheck Executive Vice President, Frances Zelazny, opened her discussion by dispelling the common myths associated with mobile payment applications. For example, many restaurateurs worry that customers will tip the staff less when paying through applications, when in fact the opposite is true. Not only does the use of self checkout applications provide convenience for staff and customers alike, but it also results in tips that are on average 37.6% higher than those given in cash or credit card. "Cash is no longer king," concluded Frances Zelazny.
The seminar was finished by Peter Esmond of Rouge Tomate, who vouched for the efficacy of mobile payment applications as a restaurateur in his own right. He explained that, although it is difficult for restaurant owners to give up a bit of control, mobile payment applications like MyCheck are fairly risk-free for restaurants. One of the typical concerns from a restaurant owner’s perspective, such as a customer walking out without paying, is in fact mitigated by the fact that a MyCheck user gives the server a 4-digit code, usually done at the beginning of the meal. The safety and convenience of restaurant payment apps certainly cannot be denied.
Those in attendance of the informative “Mobile Payment for Your Restaurant” seminar hosted by NYSRA on July 16th have no doubt that mobile payment applications are here to stay, for the benefit of both restaurant owners and customers. Learn more about how restaurant payment applications have revolutionized the nightlife and dining experience of thousands of people by visiting MyCheck online or downloading the app on the Apple Store or Google Play store.