On Point: the restaurant technology blog

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

Patio Season Point of Sale Prep

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 18:05 PM

The weather is warming, and patio season is here. Setting up your restaurant’s patio for summer involves more than pulling out the tables, and adding summer specials and promotions.

Your patio is an extension of your dining area during the summer months. If you offer full service, it’s important that your customers receive the same quality of service indoors and out.

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Topics: Customer Service, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

[New Guide] Compatibility Matters: Meeting Your POS Match

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 @ 09:04 AM

Pizza Marketplace recently released a new guide to help pizzerias navigate the process of selecting a new point of sale system, particularly when it comes to compatibility with your restaurant.

Compatibility Matters: Meeting Your POS Match walks restaurant owners through the important considerations about the point of sale systemand their restaurant conceptbefore tying the knot with a compatible POS partner.

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Topics: Guide, Insights and Best Practices, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant POS, Restaurant POS Case Studies, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

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

Replacing your POS? What to consider.

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Nov 23, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

Upgrading or replacing your POS may be a decision you have been putting off for a while.

You’ve spent a lot of time with your POS. It’s easy to think in terms of problems and gaps—but an important step in evaluating POS systems is to clearly detail not only what you want to change, but also the capabilities and qualities you can’t live without.

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Topics: point of sale, replacing pos, restaurant POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine POS

Prolonging the Life of Your POS: Maintenance Schedule

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 08:09 AM

Like all the equipment in your restaurant, your point of sale system needs regular maintenance to ensure the longest possible lifespan. A POS outage on a busy Friday night is every restaurant manager’s nightmare.

By following this simple maintenance schedule, you can keep your POS (and restaurant) running smoothly.

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Topics: How-to, Insights and Best Practices, point of sale, POS maintenance, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

From the Archives: Savvy Summer Hiring – How to Spot the Good Students

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

Are you fully staffed for summer? It’s that time of year when students are thinking about how they can earn some money during the summer break.

Many restaurant operators find that hiring reliable staff can present challenges on a regular basis. Hiring seasonal staff has its own unique set of challenges. Before you leap into recruiting, consider these quick tips for savvy summer hiring:

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Topics: employee management, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, social media marketing, SpeedLine POS, student hiring, Uncategorized

Restaurant Marketing: 5 Ways to Boost Restaurant Sales

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:04 AM

In the restaurant business, selling your service can be as important as selling your goods. Sure, you make great pizzas—but what are your out-the-door and delivery times? Is the pizza arriving to the customer hot? And your staff: how do they measure up?

No matter how great the food is, every restaurant has room for improvement, both in customer service and in bolstering sales.

Let’s take a closer look at 5 things you can use to market your service and your food while boosting profits:

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Topics: contests, customer loyalty, Customer Service, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, menu management, point of sale, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, social media marketing, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, upselling

“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

From the Archives: Master Menus for Multi-Unit Restaurant Companies

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

With most of the crew at the International Pizza Expo this week (visit SpeedLine at booth #421), we're featuring this article on master menus from the archives.

Many chains use master corporate menus to control food cost and brand consistency. By standardizing menu offerings, recipes, and portions, restaurant chains protect their margins, deliver a consistent product across multiple locations. This  streamlines IT operations.

Tastes can vary from one area to another. The leek-and-potato pizza that’s a hit in Oakland may not go over so well in Dallas. With regional differences in prices, coupons, and tastes, how do you put the concept of a corporate menu into practice?

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

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