Register Type: Restaurant

ShopKeep can be used effectively by a variety of different types of businesses, but it needs to be set up properly for each one. This article reviews features available for restaurants and shows how to set up ShopKeep for optimal use for restaurants using the Register Type setting in BackOffice.

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Why use the Restaurant Register Type

From adding the number of guests to a check to learning your average price per guest, you now have the ability to have restaurant-specific features and reporting built with restaurant users in mind.

We will be adding new restaurant features regularly, so make sure to watch this page and read our monthly email newsletter.

Restaurant-Specific Features

Below you can find the current restaurant specific features available for ShopKeep customers using the Restaurant Register Type. You must be using at least version 2.22.0 of the ShopKeep app to take advantage of these features (Learn how to update your app here).

Guest Count – The ability to record the number of guests per check at the register. Learn how to use the Guest Count feature here.

Analytics Dashboard – See the number of guests you served and the average sale per guest. Learn more about the Analytics Dashboard here.
Shift Summary – See the number of guests served in your shift overview. To learn more about the Shift Summary report read our article here.

Enabling Restaurant Register Type

Adjust your ShopKeep store’s Register Type to Restaurant in the Register Settings section of the BackOffice. Please note that Register Type governs all registers in that location.

  1. In BackOffice, click 'General' under ‘Register Settings'.
  2. Scroll down to 'Register Type' and select 'Restaurant' from the drop down menu.
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  3. Click 'Save'.
  4. At the register, sign in as a manager.
  5. Tap 'Get Updates' to sync the register setting changes.

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