"There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good or even better than their commercial alternatives. This list features my personal pick of the "best of the best."
Listed below are 46 different freeware categories with my selection of the best products in each category. The list is ordered by program function rather than merit so you'll get the most out of it by browsing down this page at leisure. The pathologically impatient can consult the index below."
For any restaurant owner who doesn't have a large software budget, you can probably find a free alternative program that can do the job just as well.
Freeware (or free programs) usually come with no strings attached, they are free to download and yours to use. This site is helpful in providing multiple freeware alternatives and reviews.