On Point: the restaurant technology blog

'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

Reducing PCI Scope and Risk

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

It seems every few months, we see another news story about a retail or restaurant company that has had customer data breached. And while the big stories make the news, criminals more often target small businesses that have fewer resources to protect themselves.

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Topics: Theft and Security, Restaurant Security and PCI, protecting POS data, payment security, emv, credit card breach, Credit Cards, PCI

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