Apr 21

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Cash-Only Still Rules At These Chicago Bars And Restaurants

Calumet Fisheries, 3259 E. 95th St.

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Billy Goat, 430 N. Michigan Ave. (and other locations)

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap, 1073 W. Vernon Park Place

BIG & little's Restaurant, 860 N. Orleans St.

L and L Tavern, 3207 N. Clark St.

Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave.

Rainbo Club, 1150 N. Damen Ave.

Tweet, 5020 N. Sheridan Road

Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road

Taste of Lebanon, 1509 W. Foster Ave.

Mr. Beef on Orleans, 666 N. Orleans St.

Nuevo Leon, 1515 W. 18th St. (temporarily closed due to a fire)

Valois, 1518 E. 53rd St.

Carol's Pub, 4659 N. Clark St.

Irazu, 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Fatso's Last Stand, 2258 W. Chicago Ave.

Lawrence Fish Market, 3914 W. Lawrence Ave.

Parts and Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Bullhead Cantina, 1143 N. California Ave.

L'Patron Tacos, 2815 W. Diversey Ave.

Andy's Thai Kitchen, 946 W. Wellington Ave.

Schaller's Pump, 3714 S. Halsted St.

Sultan's Market, 2057 W. North Ave.

Farraguts, 5240 N. Clark St.

Feed, 2803 W. Chicago Ave.

Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave.

Red Hot Ranch, 2072 N. Western Ave.

Johnny O's Hot Dogs, 946 W. 35th St.

Richard's Bar, 491 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Flying Saucer, 1123 N. California Ave.

New York Delicatessen, 2921 N. Clark St.

Friar Tuck, 3010 N. Broadway

Sportsman's Club, 948 N. Western Ave.

Podhalanka, 1549 W. Division St.

Whirlaway, 3224 W. Fullerton Ave.

Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted St.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St.

Bernice's Tavern, 3238 S. Halsted St.

Cozy Noodles & Rice, 3456 N. Sheffield Ave.

The Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

Reno, 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Archie's Iowa & Rockwell Tavern, 2600 W. Iowa St.

Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway

The Chipp Inn, 832 N. Greenview Ave.

The Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave.

Nicky's Hot Dogs, 6142 S. Archer Ave.

Parisi's Drive-in, 6216 W. 63rd St.

Zakopane, 1734 W. Division St.

Authentaco, 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

Sky-Ride Tap, 105 W. Van Buren St.

The Barrel, 2015 S. Damen Ave.

Baby Atlas, 3101 N. Sheffield Ave. (bar under Matilda)

Bob Inn, 2609 W. Fullerton Ave.

    Big Star Dropped Its Cash-Only Policy, But Many City Spots Are Holding Out
    CHICAGO - Big Star might have ditched its cash-only policy, but the city still has a lot of holdouts. The restaurant made the big switch and started accepting credit cards because guests wanted the change, technology has advanced and Big Star needed to move forward with the neighborhood, said Kim Lyons, a spokeswoman for Big Star.

  • Credit card companies take a cut off of businesses who accept card payment.
    Ringing cards takes longer than ringing cash.
    It is much easier to defraud a business with a credit card than with cash.
    Businesses who install ATMs often do not get a cut-- usually when an ATM owner places their machine in a business, they take the entire withdraw fee (and your bank takes their cut.) Most businesses get nothing from those transactions; they install ATMs as a convenience for their customers.

  • Dented81 ✭✭✭✭

    Nowadays a lot of the ATM's are owned or leased by the location. Over the years I have managed 6 locations that had ATM's. There was only one restaurant that didn't own or lease the machine, and they took 50% of the fee. If a store isn't getting paid by having an on premise ATM then they are getting ripped off.

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