Could Restaurant Owners Be Learning The Downside of Large Fintech Companies like Square, Cake, and Toast?

Could Restaurant Owners Be Learning the Downside of Large Fintech Companies like Square, Cake, and Toast?


The Allure of Big Business POS Systems

When restaurant owners or bar managers think about adopting a new Point of Sale (POS) system, their first stop is often the trusty search bar on Google. It’s where they seek information and trends, aiming to make an informed choice for their business. And it’s no surprise that Square, Toast, Cake, and other big players dominate the rankings.

These tech giants present flashy new systems and tout “fixed prices” that seem enticing. Restaurant owners, eager to modernize their operations, often get lured in by the marketing hype. They invest heavily in these systems, believing they’re making a wise choice.

But are they?


The Reality of Big Fintech Companies

The reality for many businesses that choose these large fintech companies is not always as rosy as they expect. Let’s break it down:

  • Overpriced Systems: They end up overpaying for systems that might offer more than what they need.

  • Lack of Local Support: When things don’t go as planned, they’re left with no local support or advocacy.

  • DIY Installations: Often, it’s the customer who handles installation, training, and support, relying on chatbots and long waits for service through a distant 800-number.


The Two-Way Street of Shopping Local

Last week, we explored the concept of shopping local in our blog. It’s a two-way street, and this scenario perfectly exemplifies the consumer side of the equation. Restaurants and bars are trying to do what’s right, but they’re often under the misconception that going local means higher costs and fewer resources.

But what if we told you there’s a way to have your cake and eat it too (pun intended, we’re not talking about the POS, but rather the benefits)? You can have the best of both worlds!


The Solution: Ardiah Managed Services (AMS)

AMS partners with the biggest fintech companies in the industry while also serving as your trusted local resource. We advocate for fair pricing, provide hands-on training, and offer ongoing support throughout your business journey. We believe in the power of local partnerships and ensure you’re not left on your own.

For example, take SkyTab, probably one of the top POS systems out there, available through AMS. With us, you not only get the system implementation and all hardware at no upfront cost, but the software also comes at a whopping 50% less than the competition, including lower payment processing fees.


An Unbeatable Promotion: Shift4’s Offer

But wait, there’s more! From now until October, Shift4, one of our valued partners, is offering something truly special. If your business generates more than $30,000 a month in sales volume, Shift4 will reward you with $5,000 after just 60 days of doing business together.

Change can be daunting, and shelling out thousands of dollars upfront for a Square, Toast, Cake, or any other POS system can make that decision even more challenging. That’s precisely why Shift4 has introduced this promotion: to make a great decision even more financially beneficial.



So, could restaurant owners be learning the downside of large fintech companies like Square, Cake, and Toast? It’s entirely possible. But the good news is that there’s a better way, a way that balances profitability and product excellence.

At AMS, we are here to guide you toward smarter, more cost-effective choices without compromising on quality. With our local support, advocacy, and partnerships with top-tier fintech companies like Shift4, we make the decision to modernize your POS system not just a great one but a financially savvy one too.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Ardiah Managed Services for more information. We’re here to help you make the right choices for your business’s success.

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