Choosing the Right POS for Your Restaurant

From tabletop tablets and online ordering, to mobile apps and self-service kiosks, technology is extremely important to restaurant customers.

Innovative point of sale (POS) solutions help you meet these expectations while also introducing added benefits to your business. In fact, nearly 90% of restaurant owners agree an upgraded POS can raise staff productivity and streamline business performance.¹

Not sure which POS is right for your restaurant? Start with these tips.

  • Set your budget. Before starting your search, determine your budget. Can’t put an exact number on it? Don’t sweat it. A general estimate is guaranteed to help speed up the process.
  • Identify pain points. Figure out what’s working in your restaurant’s existing POS system — and what’s not. From there, you can decide which POS capabilities will help fill the gaps.
  • Do a demo. You never know how a POS system will hold up until you test it. Getting up close and personal with your top choices may shed light on which is the best fit.

Looking for more guidance on selecting the right POS? Download “Making the Most of Your Restaurant’s POS” to learn how Grubhub’s POS integration can streamline your restaurant operations.

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¹Upgrading to a Next-Generation Restaurant POS System, Starfleet Media

Enabling Delivery – One Restaurant Owner’s Story

Meet Letizia Sorano, chef and owner of Enoteca Roma Ristorante. As her business grew over the years, so did Letizia’s desire to bring Enoteca Roma’s authentic Italian cuisine to more customers across Chicago. Here’s how Grubhub made delivery a reality.delivery to customers

Though it started as a bakery and coffee shop, Enoteca Roma transformed into the restaurant it is today when hungry diners began requesting dinner options. Along with more food offerings, Letizia also wanted to share Enoteca Roma with customers throughout Chicago.

But Letizia admits offering delivery – and dealing with the complexities that came with it – wasn’t easy. She needed a delivery solution that was reliable and efficient, and also helped expand her delivery capabilities.

About five years ago, Letizia joined Grubhub.

Grubhub takes away the hassle associated with delivery, giving Letizia more time to do what she loves the most – cooking Italian food, sharing it with Chicago and interacting with customers. By handling the entire delivery process, Grubhub helps restaurant owners like Letizia reach even more customers.

To learn more about Letizia’s story, check out this video.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Setting Holiday Hours

With another holiday season upon us, customers may spend less time eating out and more time preparing meals at home. At the end of 2016, restaurants saw a dip in in-store traffic¹ making the winter months a perfect opportunity to take some extra time off. Continue reading

The Tech Revolution — Is Your Restaurant Ready?

Technology is becoming a mainstay in restaurants. You don’t have to look far to see how the automation of tasks is changing the way customers dine and restaurants do business. But how can you make sure introducing new technologies is right for your restaurant? Continue reading

Keeping Food Safe During Outdoor Events

Warm weather and sunny skies mean summer food festivals are in full swing. Outdoor events are a great way to earn additional revenue and attract new customers. However, serving up your most popular dishes off-site can come with food safety concerns, including foodborne illness and spoiled meals. Continue reading

4 Tips to Reach PCI Compliance

If your restaurant accepts credit cards, you’ve probably heard of “PCI compliance.” Every restaurant – big or small – must comply with the PCI Data Security Standard if they accept credit cards. Established by major credit card brands, this standard helps protect customer credit card data and safeguard against the threat of a data breach. Continue reading

4 Tips for Recruiting New Restaurant Staff

One of the many challenges restaurants face is recruiting and hiring new staff. After all, your staff is ultimately responsible for upholding customer service and preparing the best dishes possible. So how can you go about finding top talent – and getting them to join your team? Continue reading