There were 10 of us at Sushi Blues tonight and the waitress informed us that we wouldn't be able to split the checks. We didn't think much of it because we were celebrating our friends birthday. It turns out not being able to have separate checks means the customers have way less control over the outcome of the bill. Basically the waitress can do whatever she wants to it and the customer cant do much about it. The problem remains that some people don't drink, or order appetizers or order large meals.
I've read from the restaurants point of view about the expense and length of time of POS systems. I think it is a poor argument. If Sushi Blues can upgrade its outdoor sitting it can upgrade its POS system.
I will never eat here again if I can help and won't go anywhere that wont do separate checks.