Establishments are going cashless.
Some restaurants have stopped accepting bills or coins because they fear being robbed, while others see "going cashless" as a step toward the digital future. Many establishments agree it increases cleanliness and efficiency. The conversation between businesses going cashless is not straight forward, but for some businesses they believe it makes more sense.
Jared Smith, manager at TRU Deli & Wine Bar, sells everything on credit, making it an almost fully cashless establishment with the exception of tips at the bar.
“We do accept cash at the bar if it’s in exact change and as a tip," Smith said. "But otherwise we are cashless and it makes it easier for staff to close out at night and it's convenient with our software."
TRU uses a computer system that allows people to customize their own meals and send it straight to the kitchen without a server’s involvement.