Keep BR Serving is an area-wide gift card campaign supporting local restaurants and servers and stimulating the local economy by encouraging residents and business owners to purchase gift cards from local restaurants.
Local restaurants should participate in Keep BR Serving as a means to increase cash flow and support servers during this unprecedented time.
There is no fee to participate in the project. However, there is a nominal transaction fee of $1 per transaction plus 5.9%, which includes all credit card processing fees and e-commerce hosting charges. On a $25.00 sale, a restaurant will receive $22.52 directly into their bank account.
Go to https://keepbrserving.com/#register and fill out the registration form.
After your online store is created, you will receive a text or email instructing you on how to receive your sales proceeds through credit card payment processor, Stripe:
You will receive payments directly into your restaurant’s bank account. All restaurants will need to connect a Stripe.com account to the platform to be able to receive payments. Stripe.com is an industry standard platform for payment processing online.
If you do not already have a Stripe account, Stripe will require you to provide the following information:
Each restaurant can handle the post-sales process however they choose. Restaurant owners should log into the Keep BR Serving ecommerce system with the provided login credentials and familiarize themselves with the "Orders Manager."
If a restaurant DOES NOT HAVE a formal gift card or gift certificate program, the restaurant can manually record each Order Number and the amount for each respective sale in a secure and accessible location. The emailed receipt and Order Number should serve as the egift certificate, and the restaurant should accept the emailed receipt as cash. The restaurant will have to record each sale in a ledger, including the Order Number and amount. The restaurant would either eliminate the Order Number after it is used, or reduce the sale amount from the remaining balance. The method for manually tracking Order Numbers is ultimately up to each restaurant.
Upon successfully registering for the program, you will receive a link to access promotional materials for the program for use on your social media platforms from one of our program contacts.