On Point: the restaurant technology blog

SpeedDine: New from SpeedLine

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 @ 09:03 AM

From the 2018 Pizza International Expo, SpeedLine is pleased to announce a new online ordering service for SpeedLine customers. SpeedDine offers fast, affordable, and convenient online ordering that integrates directly with the SpeedLine POS.

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Topics: International Pizza Expo, mobile ordering, Online Ordering, online ordering, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine POS News

5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 Pizza Expo

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 08:02 AM

It’s that time of year again! We are getting ready for the 2018 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.

Pizza Expo is North America’s biggest pizza industry event.

Looking for a good reason to join us? How about five great reasons?

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Topics: Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, pizza POS, point of sale, restaurant technology, SpeedLine POS, Tradeshows

“Hey, Joe.” The Best Part About Pizza Expo 2017

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

A week after our return from the International Pizza Expo, we’re still digesting all that we saw and heard at this year’s big show.

Conversations with restaurant operators at the Expo are a crash course in how the industry is changing—and how it stays the same.

The radical changes that stood out to me were around mobile technology. Restaurant operators were looking for solutions for mobile order entry in the store. And flexible options to handle online orders from a surprisingly wide set of providers.

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Topics: Enterprise, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, Loyalty, Online Ordering, online ordering, pizza POS, point of sale, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine POS News, Tradeshows

Restaurant Operations: 3 Equipment Essentials for Effective Pizzeria Operations

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 13:03 PM

As we get ready to head to Pizza Expo 2017 next week, we’ve been thinking about what a fantastic opportunity it is to check out new pizza and delivery-related products. If you’re looking for ideas to improve operations in your pizzeria, Pizza Expo is a great place to start.

Are you opening a new restaurant, or replacing aging equipment? Ensuring your restaurant equipment is in tip-top shape is a key factor in fine tuning operations.

These are three equipment essentials for any pizza and delivery operation:

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Topics: Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, Inventory, Online Ordering, oven, pizza expo, pizza POS, point of sale, refrigeration, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS

Pizza Expo 2017 – The Final Countdown!

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 08:03 AM

The team at SpeedLine is gearing up for the “Largest Pizza Show in the World.” International Pizza Expo will take over the Las Vegas Convention Center in less than two weeks.

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Topics: Delivery, delivery fees, delivery zones, Industry Experts, International Pizza Expo, LiveMaps, pizza POS, point of sale, restaurant management, restaurant POS, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, Tradeshows, Uncategorized

Customer of the Month - Dagwoods Pizza

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

It’s not every day a customer brings you flowers.

The best moment at this year’s Pizza Expo had to be the special delivery of a bright and beautiful bouquet of flowers, accompanied by a thank you letter and this great photo of the high-energy team at Dagwoods.

We couldn’t resist honoring them right back as our Customer of the Month.

More than your average pizza joint, Dagwoods of Santa Monica has delighted local crowd with great pizza, pastas, and more for generations. Owner Edward Han started working at Dagwoods 15 years ago, and has since taken over from his parents, who have retired from the day to day. Their retirement offered new challenges for Han. He has grown the business through hard work,  perfecting the traditional Dagwoods recipes to deliver the best pizza in the area.

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Topics: customer of the month, Customer Service, International Pizza Expo, Listening to your Customers, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, Tradeshows, Uncategorized

Some Pizzerias Lagging in the Shift to Online Ordering: the View from Pizza Expo 2016

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 14:03 PM

Nearly every operator we met at the 2016 International Pizza Expo was looking for ways to increase sales from web and mobile ordering, and reduce the associated costs.

Some were looking for new online ordering options; others, a more seamless user experience. Some pizzerias had already experienced a shift of more than 40 to 50% of their phone orders to web and mobile—but a surprising number of operators were just getting started online. Overall, these numbers represented a surprisingly small shift from our benchmark study results in late 2014. But with the restaurant operators who had embraced the online ordering model, the conversations at the 2016 Pizza Expo were different.

The move to online ordering has resulted in real reductions in labor costs for most restaurants, but a number of operators commented that it introduces new challenges as well.

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Topics: Chowly, Credit Cards, digital sales, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, Listening to your Customers, Online Ordering, online ordering, payment security, pizza expo 2016, pizza POS, POS choice, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, Security, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine users, third party ordering

Pizzeria Start-Up? Get Advice from the Pros

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Mon, Mar 07, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

Have you recently opened a new pizzeria, or plan on opening one soon? Advice from experienced operators at Pizza Expo can help you avoid a lot of common pitfalls and save you time and money.

At International Pizza Expo, a panel of operators who have launched multiple units will share their experiences in tonight’s Power Panel Discussion: Common Pizzeria Start-Up Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Panelists include SpeedLine customer and owner of Pablo’s Pizza, Paul Knaysi (read Paul’s own startup story in this case study), as well as Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza, Jeff Smokevitch, co-founder of Brown Dog Pizza, and Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.

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Topics: Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, pizza POS, POS choice, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine POS News, SpeedLine user, Tradeshows, Uncategorized

Pizza Expo 2016 – 10 Days and Counting!

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 07:02 AM

It’s that time of year: planning and preparation are underway for the largest pizza show in the world. Pizza Expo is coming up March 8 - 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year’s schedule is packed with expert speakers on the latest and greatest trends in the pizza industry. Schedule time for educational seminars and workshops led by industry consultants, professional trainers, and restaurant operators. Sample new ingredients and ready-made menu items. Check out the competition in the International Pizza Challenge and World Pizza Games, and learn new methods in the cooking and baking demonstrations. Try your hand at making your own dough, and attend the Pizza Expo Block Party and Acrobatic Dough Tossing Finals. The choices are plenty!

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Topics: Customer Service, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, mobile ordering, pizza POS, Pizzeria 2020, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine users, Tradeshows

Point of Sale 2020: What You Need to Find Out at NAPICS and Pizza Expo

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

Over the next eight weeks, two of the leading pizza and delivery trade shows are happening. At the National Association of Pizza and Ice Cream Show (NAPICS) this month, and at International Pizza Expo in March, you can see and sample the latest and greatest from virtually every supplier to the pizza and delivery industries.

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Topics: How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, NAPICS, pizza POS, point of sale, POS 2020, POS choice, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, Tradeshows

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