On Point: the restaurant technology blog

Seasonal Menu Changes | Restaurant Operations

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

As we move into the new season, many restaurant operators are pulling summer features off the menu and replacing them with fall favorites. Seasonal promotions and featured menu items are a good way to keep traffic coming into your restaurant—especially if new features catch on.

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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

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

Restaurant Management: Cash Controls at the Point of Sale

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

What steps are you taking today to ensure lean, profitable operations in the restaurant? Managing the flow of cash through the restaurant is a critical piece of your security plan.

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Topics: cameras, cash limits, Credit Cards, Customer Service, fingerprint sensors, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, loss prevention, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, restaurant technology, Security, SpeedLine POS, Theft and Security, Uncategorized

Mid-America Restaurant Expo Starting this Weekend

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

Come down and visit SpeedLine Solutions and regional reseller Pure POS at Mid-America Restaurant Expo this Sunday, January 29th and Monday, January 30th.

The expo will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Doors will be opening at 10:30 am.

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Topics: Mid-America Restaurant Expo, pizza POS, point of sale, Pure POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SpeedLine POS News, SpeedLine users, trade show, Tradeshows, Uncategorized

Restaurant Operations: Why Some Chains Certify Staff to Train and Support the POS System

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

In the field: Milo Buckingham - Papa Murphy’s Canada

Restaurants typically rely on their point of sale vendor for installation and support services. But some chains take the extra step to help franchisees cut costs by certifying their own staff to handle POS installations, training, and in some cases technical support.

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Topics: employee management, Enterprise, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, point of sale, POS choice, pos installation, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, tech support, technical support, Uncategorized

Restaurant Operations: 3 Strategies to Optimize Labor and Schedule to Targets

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 07:01 AM

In the restaurant business, where you’re watching every dollar, the ability to trim your labor costs down to the dollar is critical. And controlling labor can be the key to a profitable week. Let’s look at at how to optimize labor, and why it’s so critical to get our labor costs under control.

We know that fixed costs such as rent and utilities are beyond our control, while labor is a cost we can control. But there are lots of moving parts to consider.

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Topics: Customer Service, Delivery, delivery fees, delivery zones, employee management, Enterprise, How-to, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, Online Ordering, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, restaurant technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine user, Uncategorized

Best Restaurant Technology Blog Posts of 2016: The On Point top 10

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Looking back, 2016 was an amazing year for innovation in restaurant technology. EMV rollouts and a range of new digital payment options drove major changes in payment processing for many restaurant brands. Online ordering continued to grow at an exponential rate. And we’ve seen a range of new developments in delivery—from third-party services to delivery by drone.

The top 10 most popular 2016 On Point posts offered insights into ways you can leverage restaurant technology (and the point of sale system in particular) to streamline operations and boost restaurant profit.

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Topics: Credit Cards, customer loyalty, Delivery, employee management, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, Listening to your Customers, loss prevention, menu management, online ordering, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine user, Uncategorized

From the Archives: 3 Ways to Make it Right - Dealing with Customer Complaints

Posted by Lisa Siddons on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 07:12 AM

It’s human nature: no matter how good the food and service, every restaurant will experience some complaints. What sets successful restaurants apart is how they handle them.

There is no question—customers who report a problem expect a quick answer. A fast and positive response can increase customer loyalty beyond what it was before the negative experience. But ignoring customer complaints can cost you customers. Not only the complainers, but potentially their friends (real and virtual), family, and anyone who reads their negative reviews online.  Check out these 3 tactics to dealing with customer complaints:

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Topics: BLAST training, customer complaints, customer loyalty, Customer Service, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, Uncategorized

Restaurant Management: The Big 4 Reports and Alerts to Watch

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 @ 07:12 AM

Let’s face it. It can be hard to keep your finger on the pulse of your pizzeria every hour of every day. But your point of sale system can track events for you, so management can keep an eye on the big picture.

 

Are you using all four of these key POS tools to help reduce theft and drive efficiency?

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Topics: employee management, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, labor management, loss prevention, pizza POS, point of sale, POS reports, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, time clock abuse, Uncategorized

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