It’s that time of year again — love is in the air and customers are ready to celebrate with a delicious meal. And while you’re busy preparing for the increase in diners and online orders that typically happen on Valentine’s Day, it’s important to remember your delivery drivers. Continue reading
Now is the perfect time to choose a New Year’s resolution for your restaurant — and reducing food waste is a good place to start.
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
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.
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.
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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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
Nervous about taking time off? You’re not alone. Continue reading
Demand for restaurant delivery is at an all-time high — and will continue to heat up in the coming years. Continue reading
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
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. Continue reading
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
Restaurant owners have endless data at their fingertips from a variety of sources – including point-of-sale (POS) systems, marketing platforms, inventory and scheduling software, to name a few. But do you know how to use this data to your advantage? Continue reading
The point of sale (POS) system is the central nervous system of any restaurant. It not only accepts and tracks transactions, but can also take inventory, analyze customer data and even manage your financials. Continue reading
With options like all-day breakfast and late-night dining rising in popularity, many restaurateurs are tempted to be jacks-of-all-trades. Continue reading
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