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Guest Checks Guide


Guide to buying restaurant guest checks

With dozens of options, how does a restaurant manager, wait person or manager choose the best guest check to fit their work? Pegasus Ventures Michigan put together this page to help your restaurant answer that question and more.



Single Part Checks: Checks with only 1 part – writing is not duplicated onto multiple sheets

Paper: Made with durable, light-weight paper

Signle copy and board guest checks

Board:Made with durable, heavier-stock paper

Board Restaurant Guest Checks

Multiple Part Checks: Checks with 2 or 3 parts – writing is duplicated onto multiple sheets with carbon insert, carbon backing or carbonless capsule coating

Carbon: Carbon insert sheet is placed between copies
Carbon backed guest checks
Carbon Backed: Back of the top copy is carbon-coated

Carbon backed guest checks

Carbonless: Sheets are capsule-coated to produce multiple copies – no carbon used for duplication

Carbonless restaurant guest checks

Check Style Basics

Regardless of size and number of parts, all checks have common components and SKU-specific variable features

Common Components

  1. Feature: Sequential Numbering
    Key Benefit: Unique numbering helps servers and managers organize orders
  2. Feature: Order Data Boxes
    Key Benefit: Servers can record important table data for future reference
  3. Feature: Menu Prompt
    Key Benefit: Encourages servers to up-sell the entire menu
  4. Feature: Horizontally Lined
    Key Benefit: There is the perfect GuestCheck for any restaurant situation with checks having anywhere from 8-22 lines

Variable Features

  1. Feature: Pivot Points
    Key Benefit: Simple reference for servers to distribute food and beverages easily
  2. Feature: Perforated Receipt
    Key Benefit: Perforated tear-off receipts can be given to customers for their personal record
  3. Feature: Beverage Lines
    Key Benefit: Printed on the reverse side of the board checks, beverage lines help servers keep track of even the most complex food and drink orders