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Where You Can Find Us

American Metro was originally named Metro Cash Register Systems. It was founded in 1974 by a couple hard working employees of Guarantee cash register. They started working out of a couple VERY old station wagons. In 1975, the lease was signed on the shop at University and Vandalia in the heart of the Midway, on the border of St. Paul and Minneapolis. This shop was our home until 2005 when we finally couldn’t fit in one more paperclip. Over the next 6 years we moved two times and are now in a great facility in beautiful Shoreview.

Why We Do What We Do

The first and most honest answer why we got into business was to make money. Anyone starting a business that doesn’t admit that might not be 100% honest. We do this because we want to prove that every time we meet a new customer, we can do it better. Every time we work with a new event, we can help make them more profitable. We firmly believe in the win/win relationship. If we help someone have a better business or run a better event, it will help us grow our business as well. We discovered a long time ago that one person telling others about a great experience they had with us, is better than any 60 second super-bowl ad. (except maybe the one with Mean Joe Green throwing his Jersey to the little boy)

For the full story of American Metro, check out our History page.


While the majority of our active customers are here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, we’re proud to also be serving over 400 additional customers across the rest of the nation.

Industry Leaders

We became the #1 cash register/point of sale rental company in North America by the late 1990’s and have maintained that distinction ever since.


Our Point of Sale products are being utilized in a variety of different venues including major food franchises, special events, large outdoor sporting events, festivals, and warehouse sales.


We’ve been around for over 40 years.  We know everything from NCR mechanical cash registers to iPad and mobile device credit card processing.  No matter your need, we know how to best equip you for success.

Meet Our Team

At American Metro, it’s our people who make us remarkable. Come on over and meet the team that will be the Point of Sale experts for your organization.

What Others Are Saying

You don’t have to just take our word for it, have a listen to our clients and let them tell you their experiences working with American Metro. We aim to build a relationship with your team, so let those who have come before tell you what it will be like.

Privacy Policy

You trust us with your information when you submit a form on this site. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand the who, what, and why behind our data collections practices.

We’re ready to help you solve your point of sale dilemma.

American Metro had a great year.  Want to hear some numbers to convince you?  Here you go:


Total Events


Registers Rented


Additional Equipment Pieces Rented


Customers Across the Nation