On Point: the restaurant technology blog

Wireless Best Practices for Mobile POS

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 08:10 AM

Tablet point of sale systems are growing in popularity because of their capacity to improve efficiency and mobility within the restaurant. But this new mobility in the restaurant relies on your mPOS tablets being properly connected to the network.

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Topics: tablet pos, Restaurant Security and PCI, restaurant POS security, payment security, Security

Offer Draft Beer? Let Data Lead You to Success

Posted by JC Whipple on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 08:10 AM

A new SpeedLine POS integration, BeerBoard SmartBar manages draft beer inventory and analytics. BeerBoard Director of Marketing & PR JC Whipple explains the practical benefits and ROI in today’s On Point post.

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Drive Delivery Profit and Efficiency Part 3: Visual Analytics

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 08:09 AM

How well do you understand your delivery business? Orders are dispatched out the door, but without direct customer feedback, do you really know if your deliveries are on time?

An analysis of data over time can uncover issues that may be impacting your business. But it can be difficult to look at a spreadsheet of numbers and intuitively understand what the numbers mean. Visual analytics software is different. A solution like LiveMaps can give you a different view of delivery performance.

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Topics: visual display, LiveMaps, heat maps, mapping, restaurant delivery operations, restaurant delivery, pizza delivery, Delivery, delivery

Drive Delivery Profit and Efficiency Part 2: Expediting Dispatch

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 08:09 AM

The ability to visualize exactly what is going on can be a critical aid to improving efficiency. A visual dispatch system helps expediters see delivery orders, quoted times, zones, distances, and traffic all at once in a map view they can easily understand at a glance.

On the POS screen, a dedicated expediter touchscreen display, or a big-screen TV on the wall, this rich visual display can keep drivers, dispatchers, and the whole kitchen up to speed.

Is your staff equipped to expedite deliveries?

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Topics: restaurant delivery, restaurant delivery operations, pizza delivery, delivery zones, Delivery, delivery, visual display, LiveMaps, live maps

Drive Delivery Profit and Efficiency Part 1: Faster Order Entry

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 08:09 AM

Delivery customers place orders in a growing number of ways. While you may not accept orders via text or chat today, you probably receive orders regularly by phone and online—and perhaps through one or more third-party ordering services. Increasing the efficiency of your order entry process will help you win more delivery business—and increase delivery profit. Improving the speed and accuracy of order entry helps you reduce errors and shrink labor costs for deliveries up front.

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Topics: restaurant delivery operations, restaurant delivery, pizza delivery, third party ordering, third-party online ordering sites, online ordering, Online Ordering

Fast and Friendly Service is the Key to High Volume at Previti Pizza

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 08:09 AM

Downtown Manhattan is always in a rush. New Yorkers are used to the fast-paced lifestyle, and they expect fast service. What they don’t expect is fast, friendly service, which is exactly what they get at Previti Pizza’s Manhattan location.

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Topics: customer story, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine user of the month, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine users, customer of the month, Customer Service

'Tis the Season for Gift Cards

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 08:08 AM

While our heads are full of back to school and end-of-summer, gift card deadlines are looming. If you are thinking about introducing a gift card program in time for the holidays, now is the time.

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Topics: restaurant marketing, Restaurant Marketing, holiday restaurant marketing, holiday marketing, gift cards, gift card, Paytronix, StoreCard

A POS to Rely On: Krazy Karl’s Pizza

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 07:08 AM

In Fort Collins, Colorado, people are crazy for Krazy Karl’s. Since opening in 2010, the pizzeria has expanded to two locations within the city, serving university students and families alike.

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Topics: SpeedLine Customers, customer story, customer of the month, technology in the restaurant, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine users, SpeedLine user of the month, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine POS

New POS? How to ensure you’re install ready:

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 @ 08:08 AM

You’ve made the leap and purchased a new point of sale system. After a comprehensive search, it may feel like the bulk of the work is over—but there is still much to do in order to ensure a successful POS rollout.

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Topics: pos installation, POS choice, point of sale

What to Consider When Designing Value Meals

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

 “Would you like to make it a combo?” is a phrase quick service restaurants have drilled into the heads of every customer for generations. Encouraging customers to upsize their meal to include a side and a drink is a popular method of increasing check sizes. It works because customers perceive a deal, and ordering is made simple.

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Topics: value meal, combo deal, menu strategy, menu design, menu, upselling

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