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2014 Review: The Best of On Point.

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

It’s been an eventful year in the restaurant business, and signs point to a strong 2015. At On Point, our mandate is to provide technology news and information for restaurant operators—and ideas to get you thinking about technology possibilities for your brand.

So today, in our annual year-end roundup, we take a look at the most popular posts from 2014.








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Topics: on point review, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine, SpeedLine POS News

SpeedLine User of the Month: Diana Cline, Diana’s Cucina & Lounge

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 @ 13:12 PM

Canadian pizza royalty: SpeedLine user Diana Cline is an international award-winning pizzaiolo and successful Winnipeg, Manitoba, restaurant operator.

Diana made a name for herself as a two-time winner of the title of Canada’s Top Pizza Chef (an achievement that earned her the moniker “Canada’s Pizza Queen” in the media). Her growing reputation earned her a cover story in PMQ Magazine, stints as a competitor and judge at the International Pizza Olympics (and coach of the Canadian Pizza Team), and a feature on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. She also served as a director of the Canadian Restaurant and Food services Association.

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Topics: Diana Cline, Diana's Cucina & Lounge, Industry Experts, Restaurant POS Case Studies, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine POS News, SpeedLine user of the month

From the Archives: Prep Planning to Reduce Waste and Inefficiency

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

The two largest expenses any restaurant incurs are labor and inventory. Your POS system should add a new level of control in both areas. Prep planning based on sales forecast and history is one new key to controlling food cost and minimizing waste.

It’s usually apparent at the end of the day when you have over- or under-estimated sales and prep requirements. But with the right tools and systems in place, much of this food waste can be avoidable.

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Topics: food prep, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, prep planning, Restaurant Technology

Smarter Delivery Operations During the Holidays: Ready for the Rush?

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Holiday shoppers are looking for a quick deal and a convenient experience, and if you already deliver, you have something special to offer during this busy season.

Pizzerias have a unique edge during the holidays: Hectic shoppers aren’t necessarily looking to dine out, but they are looking for a no-hassle dinner for their families on busy nights when holiday shopping has chewed up too many free hours. Pizza is often the order of choice.

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Topics: delivery, How-to, Industry Experts, Online Ordering, restaurant delivery operations

Restaurant Operations: Labor and People Management

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

From labor scheduling to security, performance management to training, effective employee management is critical.

Scheduling effectively.  Scheduling to meet labor targets is often the first challenge. With differences in employee availability and varying traffic, there can be a lot of guesswork involved. The result may be an inefficient schedule that’s costing you money.

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Topics: employee management, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, loss prevention, Restaurant Management

Improving Results: A Restaurant Manager’s Cheat Sheet

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

From forecasting and scheduling to menu management and inventory, a restaurant manager’s job is never done. But the technology at the counter can help make it easier. Today, we’ve compiled a list of key things to watch to ensure an efficient and profitable day.

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Topics: employee theft, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant managers, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, Security

Last Minute Restaurant Marketing Tips for The Holiday Season

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Mon, Dec 01, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

With the holiday season already upon us, bringing in business is a top priority for every restaurant operator. In many areas, business can be slower this time of year; wallets are tighter, and consumers are planning meals at home to save a buck or two.  Back in October, we shared some pre-season  tips for holiday  marketing with “12 More Fridays Until Christmas: Holiday Restaurant Marketing Ideas that Work.”

Plans lined up for the holiday season? Here are some last-minute tactics to step it up.

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Topics: holiday restaurant marketing, How-to, Industry Experts, Restaurant Marketing

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