On Point: the restaurant technology blog

Catering to Businesses and Organizations with House Accounts

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 08:11 AM

In a recent post, we spoke with Previti Pizza owner Kevin Wade about his experience using SpeedLine POS in his high-volume restaurant. Located in downtown Manhattan, many of his customers are businesses. He uses house accounts to manage their orders, and invoice them at the end of the month.

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Topics: house accounts, Catering, build business at lunch

Super Bowl Sunday: Marketing to Sports Fans

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

The biggest day in American sports is coming up: Super Bowl. Are you ready?

This year’s Super Bowl falls on Sunday, February 4th, and many restaurants and pizzerias are already preparing. Pizza is the most popular choice for fans at parties and at home. Super Bowl Sunday sends sales spiking for most pizza delivery concepts, with some operators expecting to do double or triple a typical Sunday’s sales.

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Topics: Catering, Delivery, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, Super Bowl

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

Food Safety: 4 Ways a Restaurant POS Helps

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 09:08 AM

As a restaurant owner, food safety and concern for the health of your customers is likely one of your top priorities, and with good reason. As this Pizza Today article points out, your customers are often your neighbors and friends, and in some cases a serious food safety incident could lead to restaurant closure.

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Topics: buffet planning, Catering, Delivery, Dine In, employee management, food safety, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, SpeedLine POS, Uncategorized

2015 In Review: Top 10 Restaurant Technology Posts

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Do you follow On Point: The Restaurant Technology Blog? As we wrap the year, the On Point editorial team invites you to catch up on the top 10 posts of 2015.

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Topics: Catering, Credit Cards, customer data, customer loyalty, Customer Service, Delivery, delivery fees, delivery zones, employee management, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, Listening to your Customers, menu management, menu pricing, online ordering, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, Restaurant POS Case Studies, restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, school lunch programs, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine users, top 10 posts, Uncategorized

Boost Business with House Accounts

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Thu, Dec 03, 2015 @ 07:12 AM

Do you extend credit to business, schools, or charities? Extending credit through house accounts can have many benefits, especially if your goal is to increase lunchtime business.

Increased Loyalty

Allowing qualified customers (business or organizations with good credit who visit often and spend more than average) to open house accounts extends trust. This can strengthen your bond with your best customers, with an additional advantage of providing a privilege that may not be available to them at other restaurants.

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Topics: Catering, Customer Service, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user

Restaurant Management: Tap New Sales Potential With Your Local Business Community

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

One often underused capability of your point of sale system could allow you to increase sales, build stronger relationships with local businesses and organizations, and give back to your community.

You can tap new potential for big-ticket sales to local businesses, schools, sports teams, and community organizations by extending them credit. You do this in the point of sale system by setting up house accounts for select customers.

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Topics: Catering, customer loyalty, Customer Service, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, pizza POS, point of sale, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant POS Case Studies, school lunch programs, Services, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine users, Uncategorized

From the Archives: Catering? Must-Have Restaurant Point of Sale Features

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @ 14:06 PM

Group Ordering

Group ordering capabilities for corporate lunches or any group gathering can be a great way to drive catering sales. Companies, teams, schools, clubs, and churches are plum customers because of the potential for regular, high-volume orders. A restaurant that offers the convenience of online group ordering and deferred payment is an attractive choice for these groups.

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Topics: Catering, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Technology

2013 Roundup: The Best of On Point

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 14:01 PM

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been blogging at On Point for almost three years, and each time we do a yearly wrap-up post we struggle to choose our favorite posts. It’s been a year filled with restaurant technology news and trends, and we’ve shared with you the most relevant and educational information.

We hope you will enjoy this recap of some of the year’s most popular posts:

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Topics: Catering, Credit Cards, Customer Service, Delivery, Enterprise, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, performance, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, Restaurant POS Case Studies, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS News, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine users

2014 Restaurant Trends: Snacking!

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 @ 15:01 PM

Research and consulting firm Technomic reports that snacking (eating smaller meals and snacks more often) will be a growing trend in 2014. Restaurant operators can take advantage by catering to the snacking-and-sharing consumers: with car-friendly packaging, pairings, trios, and tapas.

2014 is shaping up to be a successful year for the restaurant industry. With an improving economy, operators can shift their focus from budget conscious consumers to improving profits through trends that get new customers through the door.

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Topics: Catering, Customer Service, food cost, food costs, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, menu pricing, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant POS, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user

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