Running a new restaurant can be overwhelming, even for a trained professional. And getting a little help from technology does not mean you're incapable of handling the job yourself, you’re simply using sophisticated PoS software to boost the efficiency of your restaurant. Here’s how you can achieve this:
A restaurant’s expenses need to be carefully calculated to ensure the business is lucrative and not prone to wastage.
As a restaurant owner, you want the best for your restaurant. This includes everything from operations to serviette quality. But getting the best out of your business means seeking out the best. When choosing a point of sale (PoS) solution, many restaurant owners believe that it doesn’t matter which solution you choose, as long as it can accept orders. It’s only after onboarding a solution that they realise they could have chosen a system that would have given them more features.
It would seem that a point of sale (PoS) system is a point of sale system, regardless of the provider. Many people are under the impression that if their PoS streamlines communication between the different areas of their restaurant that it’s sufficient.
Sometimes it isn’t as simple as turning it off and back on again. Even the best of us have to turn to tech support when the going gets tough and the tech just isn’t going. Point of sale solutions have seemingly endless benefits for restaurants, but they need to be installed, maintained and operated properly.
An outdated restaurant will never be quite as successful as its modern counterparts. Restaurant owners are constantly seeking new ways to innovate their establishment and this is usually done by adopting new technology. In the digital age, restaurants have endless tools available to them, but point of sale is by far the most valuable of these. What started as a simple device used to input orders has developed so much, that it can now automatically order new stock when inventory amounts are low.
The restaurant industry is chaotic enough without having to worry about ongoing admin. It’s for this reason that restaurateurs are ditching the standard cash register in favour of point of sale (POS) software. A point of sale system is a central component in any restaurant setting because it’s seen as a hub where everything merges; shift scheduling, payroll, data collection, cash collection and order processing. This blog unpacks the benefits of using a point of sale system in your restaurant and how it helps you keep up with the latest trends.
In an industry as competitive as the restaurant and hospitality industry, the key to your success lies in your customer service. But the thing few restaurants realise is that customer service isn’t simply just the way servers attend to patrons. It also includes being able to accommodate as many customers as possible, their preferred methods of payment and their meal preferences, attending to each of your patrons with friendly efficiency.
The risk of security breaches, cyberattacks, and compromised point of sale systems is of high importance to restaurant executives and board members. After a number of news headlines involving high profile restaurants being targeted by cybercrime, the restaurant and hospitality industry has become more aware of the far-reaching consequences of cyberattacks and, as a result, become more vigilant. As a restaurant owner, your primary focus is to safeguard your restaurant against all possible threats.
Point of sale. One of the technological tools available to modern day restaurants with benefits so widespread that they are regarded as one of the essential elements every restaurant should have, as normal and necessary as having menus or tomato sauce. It seems quite common to take revolutionary inventions for granted, such as these life-changing technologies, but point of sale also needs its time in the sun.
Investments are tricky. While there are so many opportunities out there that promise to yield great returns, you usually don’t have any guarantees that things won’t go pear-shaped. When it comes to point of sale solutions you’d be forgiven for approaching it with the same amount of hesitation.
Restaurant point of sale systems have become so advanced nowadays that they offer an extensive range of features, integration opportunities, interfaces to automate processes as well as other options that increase efficiency and assist with the management of a restaurant. Being faced with so many options might be overwhelming when trying to choose the point of sale system best suited to the needs of your restaurant, but fortunately there’s a set of standard features that any good PoS system should have – and this is a good base to start from when choosing your point of sale software.
As the primary means of communication for front of house, back of house and the consumer, your point of sale system is the central nervous system of your restaurant. It is for this reason that you need to ensure that it’s functioning optimally, otherwise it can hamper the efficiency of processes in the establishment. A slow or inaccurate point of sale system will lead to incorrect orders and delayed services, which will ultimately result in unsatisfied consumers. However, just as an inefficient point of sale system will slow down your restaurant, an intuitive and competent system can boost efficiency in an establishment.
Restaurant owners know that running a restaurant is one of the most demanding, yet rewarding, jobs to have. You grow to love your restaurant, staff, brand and food so intensely that you are willing to dedicate every waking minute to it – and this is a requirement if you wish to have a successful restaurant. You need to stay updated with the financial ongoings of the restaurant, your inventory, as well as staff performance, all the while being aware of the consumer’s needs and whether you are meeting them.