It wasn’t that long ago, almost two years, during which restaurants worried about an EMV compliance deadline. But that deadline got pushed, then arrived without any Armageddon scenarios.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about EMV and what it means for the hospitality industry. Many establishments have already made the jump to more secure EMV chip card technology in their point of sale systems. But some restaurant owners are still on the fence about the transition, citing a number of reasons for avoiding change, including myths around securing cardholder data or the fear that EMV cards take longer than swiping. It’s understandable to have some reluctance, but EMV cards aren’t going away.
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