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What does 86ing mean in restaurant jargon?

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86ing is a term used in restaurant jargon that refers to the practice of removing an item from the menu. The term is thought to have originated in the early 1900s, when bartenders would use a chalkboard to keep track of which drinks were no longer available. 86ing came to mean “the end” or “finished” and eventually became synonymous with removing something from the menu. Today, 86ing is still a common practice in restaurants, especially when an item is no longer popular or is out of stock.

How does Square for Restaurants help with 86ing?

Square for Restaurants can help make 86ing easy and efficient, so you can focus on running your business. With the app, you can quickly and easily remove items from your menu.

You can also keep track of 86ed items, so you can see what’s popular and what’s not. Whether you’re trying to clear out old inventory or just want to keep your menu fresh, Square for Restaurants can help.

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