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ID Badges for Restaurants

Most major restaurants today use ID badges in some form, whether for access control, photo identification, or to use as a loyalty program for patrons. ID cards also make great gift cards — any promotional tactic your restaurant can employ is a sure-fire way to generate repeat business, and thus loyal customers. AlphaCard possesses the know-how and background in building custom ID badge systems for restaurants, cafes, quick-serve restaurants, and the like. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you have a successful ID card system in place.

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  • Restaurants
  • Bistros
  • Cafes
  • Quick-Serve Restaurants
  • Food Carts

How do Restaurants use ID Card Systems?

Employee Photo IDsProper identification in a company setting, including restaurants, is a key component of maintaining secure operations, particularly visual identification. ID cards can be worn by employees at all times as well as by temp workers. Typically, ID cards are worn on badge reels or lanyards by the employee and should be highly visible to managers and to customers, which can help build trust among the customers and servers.
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Access ControlRestaurants often provide their servers and staff with access control cards to make certain only authorized individuals have the ability to enter the building, be it a small coffeehouse or large-scale restaurant. An access control card is a reliable way to prevent unauthorized persons such as intruders and thieves from gaining access to restricted areas and compromising security & safety.
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Time and AttendanceFor time management of hourly or temporary employees such as temporary servers or kitchen staff, AlphaCard recommends time and attendance ID cards. These cards keep track of when the person clocks in and clocks out for accurate weekly hour reports. Time and attendance cards often use magnetic stripes or barcodes that are scanned by a reader and usually work with an existing tracking software program.
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Loyalty ProgramsLoyalty programs are a popular marketing tactic used by restaurants — cafes, quick-serve establishments, bistros, etc. — as the point of it is to accrue points every time the customer purchases meals and food items. Once a certain number of points are attained, customers can receive a surfeit of rewards and discounts like free or discounted meals, buy-one-get-one-free promotions, and much more.
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Gift Cards & CouponsID cards can be serve as great gift cards & promotional coupons. Gift cards can be purchased and handed out as birthday or holiday gifts, and are a constant reminder to eat at the restaurants. Promotional cards are an effective strategy for marketing and are often given out as a reward for loyalty program points.
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Business CardsLet’s face it — many of today’s business cards are flimsy and easily tear, especially when crammed inside a wallet. For almost all restaurant workers and employers, it’s necessary to have a high-quality business card to hand out at networking events, to friends and family members, and industry professionals. PVC business cards are sturdy, meant to last, and are the perfect solution for a long-lasting business card.
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