Guest Check Style Guide

There are many different styles of GuestChecks available from National Checking Company. From carbonless, sequential numbering, order boxes, server position, menu prompts, number of lines and more – it may be tricky to pick a style that best suits your operation.

The Guest Check style guide below helps clarify any questions and details the different options you have when choosing a Guest Check. Questions? Feel free to call our customer service department at 1-800-328-6508.

Understanding Single & Duplicate Part Checks

Single part checks are checks with only one part – writing is not duplicated onto multiple sheets.

Paper: Made with durable, light-weight paper

Board: Made with durable, heavier-stock paper

Multiple part checks are checks with two or three parts – writing is duplicated onto multiple sheets with carbon insert, carbon backing or carbonless capsule coating.

Carbon: Carbon insert sheet is placed between copies

Carbon Backed: Back of the top copy is carbon-coated

Carbonless: Sheets are capsule-coated to produce multiple copies – no carbon used for duplication

Check Style Basics

Regardless of size and number of parts, all checks have common components and SKU-specific variable features:

Common components:

  1. Feature: Sequential Numbering
    Key Benefit: Unique numbering helps servers and managers organize orders
  2. Feature: Order Data Boxes
    Key Benefit: Servers can record important table data for future reference
  3. Feature: Menu Prompt
    Key Benefit: Encourages servers to up-sell the entire menu
  4. Feature: Horizontally Lined
    Key Benefit: There is the perfect GuestCheck for any restaurant situation with checks having anywhere from 8-22 lines

Variable features:

  1. Feature: Pivot Points
    Key Benefit: Simple reference for servers to distribute food and beverages easily
  2. Feature: Perforated Receipt
    Key Benefit: Perforated tear-off receipts can be given to customers for their personal record
  3. Feature: Beverage Lines
    Key Benefit: Printed on the reverse side of the board checks, beverage lines help servers keep track of even the most complex food and drink orders