Ticket in restaurant: 2019 electronic meal vouchers

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Ticket in restaurant: What are they? What are the advantages for companies and employees? What are the disadvantages?

Imagine a world without food. How would you survive? The answer, of course: by eating! But what would happen if there was no way to buy groceries with money or earn enough money for a proper supply every month because of the lack of job opportunities. A little over three decades ago this question would not even have crossed our minds, since most people had their own garden where they grew enough food for themselves and not much else; but times have changed with the rise of technology that has made everything easier than ever – so why can’t I just order something online.

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This is where the meal voucher comes into play as part of our social safety net that helps those who have difficulty accessing healthy foods due to financial constraints such as low income from employment.

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Meal vouchers, also known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and previously called the “Supplemental Nutrition Program” or Food Distribution Programs of America Act were created in 1964.

The idea behind this legislation was that not everyone has enough money available for their basic livelihood needs, such as eating nutritious foods every day, which leads them to malnutrition over time if they do not receive assistance from other sources, such as low-priced supermarket items, because these cheaper prices tend to be wasted, while more expensive meals are saved for special occasions, since most people can not afford them on an ongoing basis without resorting to unusual measures such as skipping breakfast, etc…

What is the electronic ticket?

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It is a meal voucher that works like a paper voucher, but instead of being issued on paper, it is loaded into a magnetic card by the employer.

Whenever the employee consumes a meal, at the time of payment he will take out the card with the amount credited and the restaurateur will make him crawl on the POS terminal, as if it were an ATM.

Ticket of restaurant: Benefits for companies

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Electronic meal vouchers are cheaper than paper ones: they are fully deductible and deductible with 4% VAT.

Furthermore, to respond to the need to rationalize the number of cards available to each employee, the electronic meal voucher service is already set up to be easily integrated with other existing cards: the company badge, the health card, etc.

The digital format greatly facilitates the task of the order manager and the distribution of the vouchers in the company, because it greatly reduces the risk of delivery delays, having only to introduce the order for the employees to the system.
The amount due will be immediately and securely loaded and available on the personal magnetic card of each collaborator.

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So food stamps, commonly called “foodie cards”, help low-income people buy food.

Meal vouchers, otherwise known as “food cards”, help low-income people buy their groceries. For many families this is the only way to afford enough healthy food for themselves and if you have to choose between buying something unhealthy or not buying it at all it makes sense that many want it!

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Some people think that food vouchers, also known as “food cards”, help the poor to buy cheap and unhealthy foods.
Much can be said about this misconception: firstly it is not accurate to say that all those who receive assistance from welfare programs receive these benefits for their groceries; secondly, those who do may find themselves struggling even more if they choose instead a healthier option that will actually lower their calorie intake but will cost them a lot more money – so there is no incentive in any way or form when choosing what eat next time!

Benefits for employees

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In addition to being smarter, virtual tickets are also suitable for other reasons:

  • the list of establishments in which it is possible to use meal vouchers, including supermarkets, holiday farms, pastry shops, trattorias, bars, takeaways, fast food and delicatessens, is increased. The variety of choice depends on the company that provides the ticket issuing service
  • tickets can be accumulated up to a maximum of 8, so you can use them all at once
  • from 1 July 2015, the tax-free value of electronic tickets went from 5.29 euros to 7 euros. It follows that workers who benefit from electronic tickets earn a few cents more per month
  • vouchers are loaded onto the card and therefore do not need to be picked up at the company. Much more comfortable!

Ticket of the restaurant: Disadvantages

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Unfortunately, the convenient virtual tickets also have flaws, which we hope will be resolved over time.

  • Every company that deals with issuing meal tickets prepares a card that needs a specific POS to be read
  • The consequence of the first point is that, despite the variety of points of sale, there are still few restaurateurs who accept this type of ticket

The rumor has spread that some commercial circuits are trying to come together to create a single POS.
It would really be a turning point in such a fragmented market!

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