Comp vs. Void: A Must-Know for Restaurant Staff

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It’s a common practice for servers and bartenders to use the terms void and comp interchangeably throughout the night, but what do they really mean? Typically, restaurant workers simply select the term they like to use best, but most are not really clear on what each term means in relations to the ticket they are creating (or in this case editing). What is most likely happening is that they are not being properly used and …

What Restaurant Owners Need to Know About Immigration Raids

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Having success in the restaurant industry takes an extraordinary amount of determination and hard work. Beyond selling amazing food, balancing new restaurant technology and learning how to navigate a new social media marketing landscape, they also must know their legal rights in case of a visit from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These visits are conducted by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division and have a primary task of verifying that employers …

How Linga Won Best Restaurant POS of 2019

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Out of thousands of Point-of-Sale systems in the world, where does yours rank? Recently, Business.com published an article highlighting their 2019 picks for best business and restaurant management systems on the market. It was no surprise that Linga POS was awarded the title of best restaurant POS system for QSR’s and an overwhelming top pick overall. Here is brief recap of why Linga was chosen over so many others. Show Me the Features! A well-designed …

McDonald’s Announces a Major Investment in Restaurant Technology

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Big mergers and acquisitions typically happen between the big names in the industry. Hence, McDonald’s noticed a juicy opportunity to upgrade their drive-thru technology, which drives 70% of their business, and swiftly bought the group that makes the AI software. This is the largest move McDonalds has made since they bought fast-casual diner, Boston Market in 2000. Companies are competing in a new arena now, and wars over market share will be won by businesses …

Five Ways to Guarantee 5-star Reviews for Your Restaurant

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As many business owners already know, people are more likely to share their bad experiences rather than their good ones. In order to get a good review, businesses are going above and beyond to deliver unique dining experiences that will compel customers to pull out their phones or laptops and write about it to their friends . In the end, it is impossible to avoid bad reviews but if you can maintain these 5 key success points you’ll be attracting …

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 …