Up for Air
Gasp! It’s June already!
Doesn’t a Geppetto’s Deep Dish Pizza sound delicious?
We’ve got great news. We are open again on Tuesdays! Google doesn’t seem to want to approve the update in our hours. Sorry for any confusion. We are open again, seven days a week! Our opening hours will remain the same, 11:30am. Our closing hours are still somewhat flexible based on busyness, 7:30-8:30pm or 9 depending on the day of the week and the amount of business.
This crawling out of Covid season is proving to be as difficult as the hardest days. With the rise of food, labor and fuel costs… and staffing shortages… we are yet again having to dig deeper and be even more practical and creative to survive financially. We probably should… but have not increased our food prices. We want our traditional dine in experience to remain a reasonably affordable treat for our guests. A recent upgrade to our point of sale system brought a thorough examination of our expenses. Through the process we realized a huge loss of revenue in exchange for the convenience of accepting bank and credit cards as forms of payment.
Here’s the hard news. We have realized the need to recover the 3.5 percent we lose every time we swipe a card.
Some general math on this; This might amount to pennies to an individual customer… or it may come out to a few dollars… depending on the size of your order. At Geppetto’s each of these little amounts add up to big numbers. Case in point… we lose an average of $20,000 each year to credit and debit card processing.
We are going to give this new process a try and see how the bottom line improves. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will understand. Our will to survive is strong and we are willing to make the difficult, less popular decisions to remain solvent. We will continue to keep our prices as low as we can. We will continue to accept card payments and pray that you will understand the credit card charge is bigger than it seems.
On a much lighter note… we have a mystery. Random days… but several times a week someone is leaving half eaten banana on the garbage can out front of the restaurant. We are not sure which direction the person came from or where they are headed. Not sure either if they think someone will eat the other half… or perhaps they are watching to see who helps the banana over the side and into the trash. What kills me… is the fact that I am seriously considering a search through security camera footage to answer the burning question. Who is the banana leaver and who doesn’t eat a whole banana?