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Understanding the Close Cash Receipt

Learn how to read your close cash receipt (with examples)

Below, we'll walk you through a standard Close Cash receipt so you can see what each section means, where the data pulls from and how to read your own Close Cash receipt. 

Note: We can't account for every Close Cash scenario and you might find that the way you use your CAKE POS doesn't reflect our Close Cash examples below. We've attempted to define as much as possible. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to sign up for one of our complimentary webinars or call CAKE Support

Note: Total Tips refers to all credit card tips enter into the POS and is not determined by the server declaring tips at clock out. Declare Tips is a system option you can change at any time, but does impact this number on your Close Cash receipt. Any credit card tips entered to close and order/check are included in this number.


Alternative Scenarios for Cash in Drawer:

If you have your POS set to count the registers prior to closing cash (and enter the amount counted), you may see one of these two scenarios below. Both examples can occur because of employee error (giving incorrect change), because people are not properly logging their cash in/out transactions or because of other specific restaurant practices.

Left: The restaurant is short (under) $25.25 because the cash counted does not = to what should be in the drawer.

Right: The restaurant is over $559.90 because the cash counted was over the amount that should be in the drawer.