On Point: the restaurant technology blog

5 Ways Your POS can Help Prepare for the Holiday Rush

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 10:11 AM

The holiday season is upon us, and for most restaurants, that means an uptick in business over the next month. Hungry holiday shoppers create an opportunity to turn new guests into regulars. But the key is in the preparation. Rushed visitors won’t be impressed if their order is late or out of stock. Or if staff are harried and unfriendly.

Here are five ways you can use the tools in your point of sale system to take full advantage of the increased sales volume.

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Topics: Catering, Customer Service, food cost, food costs, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, Listening to your Customers, Online Ordering, online ordering, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, Uncategorized

Restaurant Management: Increase Delivery Efficiency with Visual Dispatch

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

Gone are the days of effectively running a pizza delivery operation with a pad of paper and a rotary phone.

Today, your business is sharing space with Amazon and Uber. And as a result, your customers’ expectations around delivery are very different today than they were a few years ago.

To compete in this new delivery space, a Visual Dispatch system gives you an edge. This can make it easier to plan routes and pair nearby orders for efficient delivery.

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Topics: delivery, Delivery, delivery fees, delivery zones, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, pizza POS, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine users, visual display

Restaurant Management: Where are the Gaps in Your Labor Systems?

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 13:11 PM

In any economy, controlling labor can be the key to a profitable week. In the restaurant business, where you’re watching every dollar, the ability to trim labor costs is a survival skill.

We can be certain that at some point, we will face another recession. What cannot be so certain of is when. By doing the work now to prepare, you can set up your business to weather a downturn successfully.

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Topics: employee management, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, labor management, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS

From the Archives: The Technology Driving Quick Service

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 07:11 AM

Is your quick service restaurant meeting the growing technology demands of your guests? Here are several ways you can use and enhance your point of sale system. Maximize operational efficiency in your QSR or fast casual restaurant:

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Topics: customer loyalty, Customer Service, drive-thru, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, kitchen display, Listening to your Customers, pizza POS, QSR, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, SpeedLine POS, Uncategorized, upselling

Six Ways to Automate Your Menu

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 07:11 AM

Whether you operate a single restaurant, or a large chain with regional differences, automating these key functions in your POS menu can improve your operation. It can increase order-taking speed and accuracy, simplify administration, and improve customer service.

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Topics: Customer Service, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, menu management, menu pricing, pizza POS, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS

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