Business Glossary

What is a dining camper?

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Dining campers are people who come into a restaurant and order one or two items, and then stay for an extended period of time without ordering anything else. This can hurt business because the restaurant is not making any money off of these customers.

Does Square for Restaurants reduce dining campers?

Square for Restaurants is a restaurant point of sale system that helps restaurants keep track of their customers and their orders. This can help reduce dining campers because the restaurant will be able to see which customers are not ordering anything else after their initial order.

Square for Restaurants Plus also has the ability to display the time since the check was opened on the floor plan. Additionally, you can have the table turn colors after a set amount of time. Learn how these features can be found in this article under Point of Sale Device Settings.

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