Target to stop taking personal checks


Target announced it would stop taking checks at the checkout beginning July 15, USA Today reported, after its current promotion, Target Circle Week, ends.

The company said the change is due to “extremely low volumes” of customers paying by check, KARE reported.

“Target is committed to creating an easy and convenient checkout experience, and that includes providing our guests with numerous ways to pay,” a company spokesperson told the television station.

Other forms of payment that Target will accept include: cash, credit cards, debit cards, Target Circle cards, digital wallets, SNAP/EBT and pay later services.

Checks will be accepted to pay Target Circle credit card bills, the Star Tribune reported.

According to, 46% of Americans didn’t write a check in 2023, KARE reported. Only about 1% of consumers use checks in stores, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, the Star Tribune reported.

Target is not the only major retailer to stop taking checks. Customers at Aldi and Whole Foods also cannot use checks, the newspaper reported.

Beginning Friday, July 19, Queens Feast will kick off with special deals at dozens of popular restaurants around the city in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Union, Lincoln, Catawba, Stanly, and York counties.

“Diners can treat themselves and share the fun with friends and family, all at some tasty prices,” said Bruce Hensley of Hensley Fontana Public Relations, which owns and operates the restaurant week promotion. “It’s a great opportunity to have a culinary adventure around the metro.” This year, more than 100 restaurants will be offering three-course dining deals as part of the semi-annual event held every January and July. Menu offerings vary and prix fixe prices will range from $30 to $50 per person. Here’s a full list of the participating spots where you can wine and dine for Queens Feast between July 19-28: BALLANTYNE Bonnie & Clyde’s Lounge Fiore Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Juniper Grill North Italia Tap & Vine BELMONT/GASTONIA/GASTON COUNTY Barrister’s at The Esquire Hotel The Bottle Tree Drift on Lake Wylie Estia’s Kouzina Old Stone Steakhouse CLOVER/FORT MILL/ROCK HILL/YORK COUNTY Clover Harvest FishMarket Bar and Grill Napa at Kingsley Old Town Kitchen & Cocktails The Pump House The Social Cork Wine Bar CONCORD/CABARRUS COUNTY The Speedway Club CORNELIUS/HUNTERSVILLE Fin & Fino Birkdale Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Huntersville Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Northlake Harp and Crown LKN Hunter House, Circa 1913 Kabuto Lake Norman Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Peninsula Prime Seafood & Steakhouse Port City Club by David Burke Red Rocks Cafe – Birkdale The Waterman Lake Norman DENVER/LINCOLN COUNTY Latitudes Island Bar & Grille DILWORTH Bakersfield Tacos Tequila & Whiskey Dolce Osteria The Penguin Drive-In on East EASTOVER/MYERS PARK Napa on Providence ELIZABETH The Cajun Queen Catalina Kitchen + Bar HICKORY/CATAWBA COUNTY Cafe Rule & Wine Bar Charolais Steakhouse Cowa-Saké Cranford Brothers Barbecue Mas Amor Cantina Standard Oyster Company Vintage House INDIAN TRAIL/UNION COUNTY Tap & Vine LOCUST/STANLY COUNTY The Local Room MADISON PARK/MONTFORD PARK El Puro Cuban Restaurant RockSalt MATTHEWS/MINT HILL Angela’s Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano MIDTOWN 3rd & Fernwood Dressler’s at the Metropolitan NODA Figo36 Modern Italian PINEVILLE The Garrison, A Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Margaux’s Wine, Pizza & Market PROVIDENCE CROSSING/WAVERLY The Porter’s House QUAIL CORNERS/QUAIL HOLLOW Tap & Vine SARDIS WOODS/GALLERIA Rios Brazilian Steakhouse SOUTH END Chapter 6 Culinary Dropout The Eagle Food & Beer Hall Indaco La Capital MX Muraya Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar North Italia PARA Salted Melon Market & Eatery State of Confusion CLT STIR Charlotte Sullivan’s Steakhouse SupperClub SouthEnd SOUTHPARK/FOXCROFT Aqua e Vino Bulla Gastrobar Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Mizu Moon Thai & Japanese Restaurant Oak Steakhouse Palm Restaurant Red Rocks Cafe Ruth’s Chris Steak House SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE/AYRSLEY 37sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar Harry’s Grille & Tavern UNIVERSITY Harbor Inn Seafood UPTOWN Aria Tuscan Grill The Asbury The Bella Ciao Bernardin’s at Ratcliffe The Capital Grille Church & Union Cicchetti Deluxe Fun Dining Essex Bar & Bistro Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Fahrenheit Forchetta Italian Kitchen Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ La Belle Helene McCormick & Schmick’s MICO Mimosa Grill MOA Korean BBQ & Bar Morton’s The Steakhouse Pisco Gastrolounge Rí Rá Irish Pub Ruth’s Chris Steak House STK Steakhouse Sea Level NC Spice Charlotte You can find more information about Queens Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week online at

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