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What to Look For in a New Restaurant POS System

It’s no secret that replacing an electronic cash register, legacy PC, or even an old hardware/software solution with a new restaurant POS system can be a boon to restaurateurs’ business. However, a careful approach to choosing such a system is necessary because it represents a significant financial investment and impacts all aspects and every employee…

POS Security: 4 Ways to Reduce Employee Theft in Your Restaurant

Employee theft is a major problem in the retail and hospitality industries—a more significant one, in fact, than theft perpetrated by customers. According to the National Restaurant Association, employee theft accounts for about 75 percent of restaurants’ inventory losses; this equals more than three percent of annual sales. Increasing POS security in your restaurant can…

How to Select Restaurant Management Software

Whether you operate a quick-service, fast-casual, or fine dining establishment, restaurant management software is a key component of your business. The right solution facilitates inventory management, labor scheduling, POS reporting, and many back-office functions, opening doors for increased operational efficiencies, cost savings, and other catalysts for success. But how do you know that you’re approaching…

Restaurant Management System: 4 Critical Features Every Growing Enterprise Needs

From maintaining enterprise-wide control to ensuring the consistency of product across multiple locations, managing a large, growing restaurant venture can be a challenge for even the most experienced foodservice operator. To minimize these headaches and position your business for success, you will need a restaurant management system with four features that are “must-haves” for every…

iPad POS: Look before You Leap

Mobile POS is a big deal these days—and rightfully so. With mobile POS technology in place, payments can be accepted anywhere in a restaurant or store, increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty while simultaneously bolstering operating efficiencies. Mobile POS also makes it easier to interact and engage with customers throughout their dining or shopping experience. What’s…

3 Ways to Amp up Your Restaurant Customer Loyalty Program

Implementing a customer loyalty program is a great way to increase the frequency with which customers visit your restaurant, as well as to boost check averages. It’s also a very effective strategy for cultivating new customers – just consider the statistics. According to the National Restaurant Association, 57 percent of adult consumers are more likely…

Fast-Casual POS: Three Critical Counter Service POS Features

The popularity of fast-casual restaurants has increased over the past few years as more and more time-crunched consumers seek to enjoy a good, but quick meal. For fast-casual restaurant operators with counter service, capitalizing on this trend means having the right point of sale technology and features in place. These include: Digital signage and customer-facing…