Cashless Restaurants

A new trend in the restaurant business is beginning to gain ground. Little signs are appearing next to the cashier (not sure if you can call them that) because it says “this is a cash-free establishment. Cashless restaurants will not accept the green stuff. You must use your credit card or debit card. Locally, Epic Burger with eight area locations proudly state on their website “CASH WAS KING. We no longer accept cash, making us speedier, safer and greener.”

Is cash going the way of the typewriter or the landline? Is this something we should tip our hat and say farewell or should we fight back and patronize restaurants that still take the almighty buck!

I like to use cash and not create a complete electronic footprint of every hamburger or steak I consume. It reminds me of the joke when a person had trouble ordering a pizza because the pizza company knew so much about the caller. You can hear the ACLU’s version on You Tube.  It concerns me that people who carry a balance on their credit cards put a $10 lunch on credit and then pay an additional 20% interest to the credit card company for that burger.

What do you think, is this a fad or will it grow in popularity? Do you use cash or always plastic?

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1 Response

  1. Jim E says:

    I generally pay cash, when I have it, but I also have a ‘cash card’ I use for these type of transactions.
    I can see how handling cash carries costs, but I would think it would still be cheaper than transaction fees for the cards.

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