BEND, Ore. — For David Hatfield, the owner and operator of the Caf?(C) 3456, a restaurant that serves the Bend Municipal Airport, cash just got to be too much trouble and too much of an expense so his restaurant just stopped taking it about 90 days ago.

"We will be pleased to take your debit card, your credit card or a check," said Hatfield, "but we don't take cash any longer."

Hatfield said he had made the switch for a number of reasons. Since his restaurant is about 10 miles outside of Bend, he couldn't make the run to the bank every day to deposit the cash, he said. In addition, with minimum wage in Oregon running at $8.00 per hour it didn't make sense to keep paying servers to count out the shifts take each afternoon.

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