What You Need to Know About POS Integration

Point-of-sale (POS) integration remains a hot topic among restaurant owners, and for good reason. In its 2016 POS Software Trends Report, Hospitality Technology revealed that more than half of restaurants want to be integrated with their POS systems. Since then, the idea has only picked up steam.

By bringing together various restaurant operations, POS integration helps you better manage staff, access more intelligent business insights and increase efficiencies. And now, Grubhub is bringing its own online ordering capabilities to some of the leading POS systems, including Breadcrumb POS from Upserve, Toast and MICROS, to help restaurant owners integrate their delivery and takeout services with their business.

Curious if this is the right move? Check out three things POS integration can do for your restaurant.

What does POS integration mean for my staff?

From preparing memorable dishes to maintaining a top-notch dining experience, front- and back-of-house staff members already have a lot on their plates. Help them make the most of their time in the kitchen by integrating your management operations with your POS system.

Not only can the right integration save your staff the trouble of taking orders, but it may also clear countertop space previously occupied by other ordering devices. Perhaps even more importantly, POS integration means you’ll only have to train your staff on one system, saving you tons of time.

Can it make a difference in my restaurant’s bottom line?

Regardless of whether you’re a quick service restaurant or more of a fine dining establishment, chances are you’ve struggled to schedule the right amount of staff members for each shift. But with POS integration, you’ll have the luxury of kissing those problems goodbye.

By improving restaurant management efficiency, POS integration can help you deliver more orders without bringing on extra staff. More consolidated financials also enable you to take care of complicated tasks – such as balancing the books or managing tips – with ease.

I like to switch up my menu often, is that something a POS integration can help with?

Whether you’re adding daily specials or incorporating seasonal ingredients into crowd favorites, a POS integration may help speed up the process. When integrating your POS with Grubhub, those menu changes will automatically be reflected every time a front- or back-of-house staff member updates your menu.

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