Why Restaurants Need WiFi
If your restaurant wants to survive, it needs wifi.
When it comes to selling more restaurants need to attract more clients or high-priced clients. How does a business do that? Business clients, high spenders, people that will spend hour after hour sitting and ordering, not just one thing, but many things.
How does a hospitality facility do that? Good wireless.
Wifi is Now Inexpensive
Wireless has come a long way in the last couple of years and it is extremely inexpensive. Vendors such as our preferred vendor Ubiquiti offers a captive portal for restaurants to also help generate marketing data. For a client to use their wireless, they need to sign up, like or add a page from their website to social media. This helps with mailing lists, mailers, and helps demographic data to be compiled.
In the past, it used to be terribly expensive, but now for easily under $1000 a business can establish powerful access points, gateways, and switches which are all cloud controlled and accessible on any device.
Wifi is Now Secure (When Setup Properly)
How secure is it? Very. Many wireless isolates their clients, and VLANs the traffic making it nearly impossible to snoop and you can have multiple networks on a single managed switch without any extra cost. By isolating it out it makes it PCI compliant allowing the credit card devices to be on the same wire as the wireless network.
As a user who is mobile, I purposely patronage businesses that have wifi and will continue to do so into the distant future.
Want to learn more about Wifi installations and how quickly they can be set up? Check out our blog about Ubiquiti wifi and how we rigged a full hotel for high-speed wifi in less than 8 hours. Then make sure to contact us.