The 3 Restaurant Trends Successful Owners Follow

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It’s no secret that restaurants are a dime a dozen — or so it often seems that way to the paying public. Combine that with the fact that the industry is one of the toughest ones in which to succeed, much less survive, and it might seem like you have a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative and innovative trends that you can adopt to make sure your own culinary enterprise thrives in this challenging …

5 Ways to Use Instagram Marketing for Restaurants and Bars

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What do you get when you combine the two saying, “We eat with our eyes,” and, “A picture is with a thousand words?” The answer is the ideal method of promoting your restaurant: Instagram. Restaurants and bars which are not using this powerful marketing tool are losing out on a great way to drive business through their doors. But for those who lack experience with the Instagram platform or marketing the entire process can seem a bit overwhelming. The good news is that even the most inexperienced food service marketer can …

Online Ordering Leads to Bigger Tickets and More Repeat Business

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If you’re not offering on-line ordering, you are missing out on one of the biggest trends for restaurants.  It attracts new customers, increases repeat business and increases average ticket prices. The advantages are plentiful.  Cornell University researchers studied restaurants that offered online ordering and those that didn’t, and they concluded online ordering resulted in a 42% increase in takeout orders.  Those restaurants offering delivery services saw a 28% increase in orders when online ordering was …

What to Look for in a Food Truck POS

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Discovering the prime location, cooking fantastic food, and appealing to hungry constituents are three of the key ingredients to running a successful food truck. The final key ingredient is to choose the best food truck POS system. With the right food truck POS, you can stay organized, analyze data, manage payments, and keep orders straight. Whether you have one food truck or multiple locations, the right POS can help you to get your food out of …

4 Reasons to Upgrade Your POS in 2019

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  Do you still remember the last time you updated your business’ POS system? If you can’t, then it might be time to give your POS a good revamping. While you may not be a fan of the idea of shelling out a chunk of cash for a major POS upgrade, your business needs and deserves so much more than an outdated point-of-sale system that suffers from glitches and lags on random days. Because your …

5 Restaurant Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019

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As the decade comes to a close, no industry is immune from the transformative efforts of emerging technologies–and that includes the restaurant industry. Technological advancements are changing every element of a typical restaurant’s operations, from how diners make reservations to how managers track inventory. With that in mind, here are five trends in restaurant technology that stand to shape the customer experience and change the way restaurants operate in 2019. Increased Adoption of Predictive Ordering …

Restaurant Marketing Strategy: How to Leverage User-Generated Content

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Are you looking to make user-generated content a part of your restaurant’s digital marketing strategy? If yes, that’s a great decision! Even the best content in the world is inevitably viewed through a certain lens by customers because it comes from a brand trying to achieve its business goals. In other words, it’s not as authentic as the one created by people who had an actual experience with the brand that they would like to …

Is 2019 the Year You Need to Rethink Your Restaurant POS?

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Your restaurant point of sale (POS) system is supposed to be a tool that helps you handle both front of house (FoH) and back of house (BoH) tasks in an automated and streamlined manner. If you’re like many other restaurants, you also use it to maintain and integrate your other technology systems such as the customer loyalty program, inventory control, food delivery and more. 2019: The Year for a New POS Here are some questions to …

Christmas Sweater Marketing

Christmas Sweater Marketing for Restaurants

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In the restaurant and hospitality business, there’s always a need to keep things fresh and give customers one more reason to visit. Here are a few ideas on how to turn a holiday fad into a way to make the cash register ring. As marketing guru Seth Godin says: Your promotions have to be: “Worth noticing. Exceptional. New. Interesting.” In other words, as Godin puts it: “It’s a Purple Cow.” The Purple Cow gets noticed! …

Fast Casual Restaurant Design: Standing out from the Crowd

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There are more than 660,000 restaurants in the U.S. and more than 190,000 quick-serve franchises. That’s a lot of competition for consumer dollars. With so many choices and similarities in offerings, it’s harder than ever to distinguish yourself in a way that connects with customers. When it comes to fast casual restaurant design, fast food restaurant design, or quickservice restaurant design, there are concrete ways to stand out from the crowd. Start with a Vision It …

Bar and Nightclub POS

5 Things You Must Have in Your Bar POS System

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It’s a simple fact. If you are not using a POS system in your place of business, you are literally losing money. A bar and nightclub POS system can track your inventory better, manage your ingredient costs, and cut down on employee theft or waste. Bar Tabs Your customers are used to running tabs, but not all bar and nightclub POS systems allow for bar tabs. Your POS systems should not only be able to …

Cloud POS Technology

Market Trends Point to Cloud POS as the Future

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If you are not using the cloud for your POS system and reporting, chances are you will be in the near future.   New research reported in Reforming Retail shows that cloud POS has achieved significant penetration within the U.S. restaurant market, exceeding 20% in all categories of restaurants except for cafeterias. Market Penetration of Cloud POS by Category QSR 25% Café 25% Food Trucks 95% Cafeteria 15% Fast Casual 25% Full Service 35% That …