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Why January 14, 2020, is Important for Your Business

January. The last of the holiday parties are winding down, gift card redemptions are driving sales, and you finally get some much-needed rest before starting the Valentine’s Day planning. But 2020 will add a new wrinkle to your priority list. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer update or provide support for Windows 7. [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|News, POS Security, POS Tech, Restaurant Advice|0 Comments

Can You Really Future-Proof Your Point-of-Sale System?

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, is it truly possible to future-proof your restaurant’s point-of-sale system? It’d be nice if this were the case. But unfortunately, it’s not likely. The truth is, making your point-of-sale (POS) system 100% future-proof is just not realistic. The speed of industry changes forces the obsolescence and replacement of hardware, software, [...]

By | July 19th, 2019|Mobile POS, POS Security, POS Tech|0 Comments

Meet Chuck Carlson, Midwest POS Help Desk Support Technician

Chances are, if you’ve ever called Midwest POS’s help desk support line, you’ve spoken with Chuck Carlson. A help desk support technician, Chuck has been with the Midwest POS team for over 20 years now and is one of our most recognized and popular employees (if even just by voice alone!). One of the most [...]

By | July 12th, 2019|Company Culture|0 Comments

Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Plan Your Holiday Gift Card Strategy

Summer. The days are long, the air is warm, and all around, nature is exploding with color. Meanwhile, here at Midwest POS Solutions, we are thinking about holiday gift cards! That’s right: Now is the perfect time to plan your holiday gift card strategy. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s too early to make holiday [...]

By | June 28th, 2019|Aloha, POS Tech, Restaurant Advice|0 Comments

The Top 3 Metrics Every Restaurant Owner Should Track

How do you know how your restaurant business is actually doing? Though there isn’t one magic calculation out there that can you tell you whether or not your business is in the red, there are a few key performance indicators (KPIs), or metrics, that you can track that will give you a better picture on [...]

By | June 27th, 2019|POS Tech, Restaurant Advice|0 Comments

President’s Message: The Importance of a Local, Trusted Advisor in a World of Innumerable Choices

For today’s article, I wanted to touch upon something that’s been on my mind a lot lately: choices. In our increasingly globalized world, we’re constantly presented with many different choices, from where to buy food to which streaming service to use. In some ways, this is a very good thing. As consumers, we now have [...]

By | May 24th, 2019|Company Culture, POS Tech|0 Comments

Customer Spotlight: An Interview with Bill Vezeau from Eddie Merlot’s

Chances are, if you’re from Indiana and you love steak, you’ve heard of Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood. Eddie Merlot’s is one of America’s great steak houses. Ever since their flagship restaurant opened in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Eddie Merlot’s has quickly grown in popularity because of their quality, exceptional service, and unparalleled atmosphere. [...]

By | April 19th, 2019|Success Stories & Testimonials|0 Comments

The True Cost of Credit Card Processing

As a restaurant owner, credit card processing is something you can’t ignore. Consider the following facts: Across the board, most consumers prefer to use debit cards and credit cards over cash – and this trend is only growing. TSYS found in a 2017 survey of 1,000 consumers that 44% preferred debit cards and that 33% [...]

By | February 25th, 2019|POS Tech, Restaurant Advice|0 Comments

30 Surprising Facts about Coffee, America’s Favorite Caffeinated Beverage [Infographic]

Ahhh, coffee. Whether you’re picking up your favorite latte in a drive-thru or having a fancy cappuccino at a local café on a cold fall afternoon, it’s hard to imagine life without America’s favorite caffeinated beverage. But have you ever wondered where coffee comes from, how people first discovered how to brew it, or how [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|Midwest Eats|0 Comments

What’s it Like to Work with a Local Technology Solutions Provider?

Hospitality technology has changed rapidly in the past few years. With new solutions like pay-at-the-table technology and EMV-enabled hardware, there are more options available in the market now, more than ever before. As a restaurant owner, it can be hard to decide whom to work with when you’re evaluating point-of-sale technology for your business, especially [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Restaurant Advice|0 Comments