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Why You Need a POS System for Your Restaurant

If you don’t already have a POS system in your restaurant, you’ve probably at least thought about installing one. If you still haven’t come to a decision, consider this: In today’s tough business climate, a POS system is no longer just a want – it’s a need.  Here’s why: 1.  A POS system streamlines communication between…

Why Small Businesses Need Point of Sale Systems

Most small business owners have, at one time or another, pondered the question of whether they truly need point of sale systems. In an overwhelming number of cases, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Small businesses benefit from POS systems because the technology helps to: – Increase profits. POS systems bolster profits in several ways.…

Why Food Trucks Should Use POS Systems

Serving everything from basic sandwiches and snacks to gourmet fare, food trucks are a big deal these days. By some estimates, three million food trucks and more than five million food carts currently operate in the U.S. There’s even a reality television show called “The Great Food Truck Race,” which focuses on the trials and…

The Benefits of Frozen Yogurt POS

Frozen yogurt may be served cold, but it’s a hot commodity.  New product formulations, flavors and toppings—coupled with heightened consumer interest in healthier desserts—helped to grow the frozen yogurt sector from $279 million in 2011 to $486 million last year, according to research firm Mintel. However, owners and operators of frozen yogurt shops cannot rely…

Why Restaurants Should Take Advantage of Gift Cards

Gift cards have become increasingly popular among consumers in recent years.  It’s difficult to find the perfect gift for every occasion, so gift cards are often used holidays and birthdays.  Gift cards are extremely convenient for those who purchase and redeem them, but they also yield benefits to restaurateurs themselves: 1. Free advertising and customer…

Get the Most out of Your POS Software with Digital Signage

The quick service restaurant industry is proving to be one of the fastest growing markets for digital signage.  These types of restaurants are using the technology to create digital menu boards and self-service kiosks as well as other applications customers can interact with.  Integrating digital signage with a restaurant’s point of sale (POS) software makes…

The Benefits of Restaurant POS Software

There is no denying that investing in such elements as marketing and décor go a long way in fostering a restaurant’s growth. However, having the right technology in place plays an equally critical role here, with restaurant POS software topping the list of “must-haves.” Having full control of your restaurant’s operations should not be overlooked. …

How Restaurants Can Benefit from Online Ordering

While restaurant operators will always be compelled to accept takeout and delivery orders via the telephone, an increasing number of establishments now offer customers the option of placing their orders online. This is a smart business move, as consumers have come to expect online ordering capability and may take their dining dollars elsewhere when it…

Enhancing Restaurant Customer Service with Social Media

Increasingly demanding consumers and ever-growing competition make offering top-notch customer service a “must” for restaurants. And with social media usage at a seemingly all-time high, it makes perfect sense for restaurant operators to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms to enhance the level of customer service they provide. Here’s how: 1. Solicit…