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July 20, 2016

Kounta is joining the fight against food waste

Kounta is joining the fight against food waste by supporting  OzHarvest’s Think.Eat.Save event in Martin Place, Sydney on Monday 25th, July 2016. Join top chefs from Rockpool Group, ARIA, The Star, Black Star Pastry and SumoSalad who have created delicious […]

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Photo by PhotoVan (Flickr)
July 14, 2016

Ce N’est Pas le Café: Ten Great Examples of Latte Art

As the old saying goes, I may not know art but I know what I like. And I like coffee. Also, for the record, I know art pretty well, but that’s neither here nor there. Back to the coffee. If […]

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Photo by Marco Ghitti (Flickr)
July 14, 2016

Coffee by the Numbers

Have you seen the our nifty coffee counter yet? It’s a pretty wild tool, counting in real time the number of coffee drinks sold at any given moment in Australia. As I write this, I have it up in a […]

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restaurant failure
July 4, 2016

The Ultimate Restaurant Failure Checklist

It’s no secret that restaurants are notorious businesses for having high failure rates. The frequently cited statistics point to 60% of new restaurants going under within three years, while the failure rate after five years is 75%. But don’t let […]

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June 8, 2016

Sorry, Kids: Screen Time is Over at this Cafe

The state of Vermont, in the northeast US, does things a little differently than the rest of the country. It’s the only state in the country whose capital doesn’t have a McDonald’s. There are only five Starbucks inside its borders—as […]

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Photo by Petras Gagilas (Flickr)
June 6, 2016

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Stay Employed

Over here in the States, there’s a certain segment of people who got real upset a few years ago when President Obama pointed out that business owners aren’t creating successful companies all by themselves. He was talking about the infrastructure […]

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May 21, 2016

Pay-By-Donation Cafe Doesn’t Need a POS—Or Does It?

A while back, I wrote a post here about the kinds of things found on menus that will annoy your customers. One menu choice that I cautioned against was not having prices for each item. The whole construct of a […]

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Mommy, what's server latency?
May 8, 2016

There’s No Easy Answer for Difficult Customers

I like dogs and cats. Elephants seem nice though I’ve never met one. I find cows to be both adorable and delicious. But people? Not my kind of folks. Supposedly, we’re the brightest of all the animals in the kingdom, […]

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Photo by Kenneth Freeman (Flickr)
May 1, 2016

The Hipster Tipster Presents: How to Open a Cafe

It’s not easy being a hipster. The whole enterprise is fraught with contradiction. A general disdain for mainstream pop culture is requirement number one, but staying ahead of the trends is a close second. If any obscure thing loved by […]

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Kounta on iPhone wide
April 14, 2016

Going Mobile: Kounta on the iPhone

Great news, folks! Kounta is now natively supported on a wider variety of devices than ever. Release 4 will add support for tablets and phones with screen resolutions as low as 1200×800, while the current version is already able to look […]

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When it's time for the tip, he makes it rain. PURPLE RAIN, PURPLE RAIN.Image by thierry ehrmann (Flickr)
April 12, 2016

Maybe I’m Just Too Demanding: When Restaurants Review Their Customers

Imagine this scenario: you’ve had a bad experience at your local burger joint. The food was fine, but one of the staff there gave you a little attitude in the form of a passive aggressive remark. You are outraged. If […]

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Kounta on Albert
March 14, 2016

CommBank partners with Kounta on world first!

In a world-first, from today, businesses will be able to use a single device to both take payments as well as access front-end point of sale and back-end processing systems; improving operational efficiency and their customers’ experience. Commonwealth Bank and […]

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