On Point: the restaurant technology blog

WEBINAR: 7 Essential Strategies for Creating Recession-Proof Restaurant Systems

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Recession-proof? Are you prepared to weather an economic downturn—and even grow through it?

Join us this Tuesday, November 1, at 11 a.m. EDT, for a live technology webinar. Learn how you can prepare in the good times to tighten up systems, shore up reserves, and prudently invest in your business. So when the bad times come—you’ll be prepared to weather them, and even grow despite them.

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Topics: employee management, food costs, Growth, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, point of sale, recession-proof, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, webinar

Performance Reports Paint a Picture of Pizzeria Operations and Profitability

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Do you know what your slowest-selling pizzas are? Which server sold the most during the last shift? How long it took for your pizzas to get out-the-door last Friday night? Knowing what’s hot and what’s not can be a key to profitability for your pizzeria.

The sales reports in your point of sale system help eliminate the guesswork. Understand what you need for stock, prep, and labor for every shift.

Check out these five key restaurant performance reports to streamline operations and increase profit:

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Topics: Customer Service, Delivery, delivery zones, food cost, food costs, Growth, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS

From the Archives: Is it Time to Upgrade your POS? Take the Quiz

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 07:09 AM

If the payment industry's October liability shift date has you considering hardware upgrades for EMV, this "From the Archives" post may be a timely reminder to look at what outdated hardware and software may be costing you.

Busy restaurant operators can make do with old technology for a long time—putting up with minor annoyances and slowdowns. But dealing with old POS hardware and software is more than just a time drain—your bottom line can be taking a hit too.

Take this quiz to see if it’s time to upgrade.

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Topics: Growth, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, point of sale, POS choice, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

Restaurant Management: Is Franchising Right for Your Business?

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Considering franchising? Before you pursue the opportunity, there is a great deal of research required to understand the markets you are targeting, franchising costs, and legal requirements, to name a few.

Before you make the decision to grow your brand through franchising, carefully weigh the benefits and risks:

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Topics: customer data, Enterprise, Growth, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant POS Case Studies, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine users, Uncategorized

Restaurant Marketing: 3 D’s for an Effective Coupon Strategy

Posted by Courtney de Wolde on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Have you ever tried a new restaurant because you had a coupon?

Everyone likes to save money—and 92% of consumers use coupons, creating $8 billion in revenue in the United States alone. Some restaurant operators shun them entirely, worried they may cheapen their brand and attract bargain-oriented customers. And some use them unwisely—giving away too much profit.

But employed strategically, coupons may be one way to create awareness and drive sales for your restaurant.

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Topics: customer data, customer loyalty, Customer Service, Database Marketing, food cost, food costs, Growth, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, menu pricing, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine users, Uncategorized

Part 4 – Growth & Expansion: Knowing your Numbers

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Do you know what’s happening in every area of your restaurant? From food cost to labor management and inventory, knowing your numbers provides new insight to make the changes in your restaurant business that can drive profit, growth and expansion.

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Topics: Expansion, Growth, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine POS

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