Purezza operates as a cash-free restaurant, and has done since February 2019. We know that this is unusual, but we think it will be become commonplace in the future, and as with everything we do, we’re proud to be pioneers. Cash-free is better for customers and our staff. Here are a few reasons why…
- Going cash-free has huge positive knock-on effects to your restaurant experience – faster payments and therefore better service. We’re also a restaurant that wants only the best experiences for our staff, and this allows us to strip away tedious and time-consuming tasks like counting the float and cashing up at the end of the day, allowing them to focus on the work that they love doing – serving you.
- Being cash-free also helps us strip away unnecessary costs which we can then use to continue to buy in only the highest quality ingredients – something that’s become a challenge with the recent rising costs of raw ingredients.
- We can also reduce the risks and threats to our staff of armed robbery – something we’re conscious of after our restaurants experienced break-ins.
- Hygiene is paramount and handling cash is not ideal when promoting a healthy dining environment. By going cashless, we can avoid potential cross contamination.
- Finally, something never sat right for us after the polymer bank notes were introduced. Ultimately, cash is not vegan, and we’ve always felt uneasy about processing it within the restaurants.
We currently take payments through contactless, debit cards, credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
Not from the UK and planned to pay by cash? Don’t worry: this is actually cheaper than withdrawing cash and paying that way. The exchange rate on card payments is set to the base rate, whilst changing cash to the local currency is always in favour of the business handling the exchange. In short, this means it’s cheaper to pay on card or through a digital payment service.