Managing Restaurant Operations across Multiple Locations

managing operationsHow do you stay on top of performance and ensure brand consistency in multiple stores and regions?

It takes clear visibility into performance at every location, every day. Successful chains use business intelligence from their stores along with central management tools to drive efficiency, consistency, and profitability across the brand. Read more

Paytronix Guest Post: With Our Powers Combined… We Are Gift Card Integrated!

In the latest SpeedLine Point of Sale software release, we introduced a new gift card integration with long-time loyalty partner Paytronix. This week, we invited Paytronix’s own Tara Eriksen to tell you a little more about it.

Batman and Robin, Tyrion and Daenerys, Brady and Belichick… At Paytronix, we love a good superhero/sidekick pairing. “Better Together” is definitely an unofficial motto for our company.

So when we released our Paytronix and SpeedLine integration earlier this summer, it was a pretty special moment. New product capabilities always have us feeling jazzed—plus, there was cake!

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Pizza POS Toolset: Managing Employees

managing employeesDid you know that the top five pizza ordering holidays are just around the corner? According to Fortune Magazine, after the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest pizza holidays, followed by New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day.

During this busy season you’ll want to prepare your staff to ensure your customers are receiving exceptional service. That means putting extra controls in place during the rush for managing employees.

Consider this employee management toolset in SpeedLine point of sale:   Read more

Turning the Tables: Capitalizing on Restaurant Aggregators

XT4015_terminal_main_menuThe argument is over! Right? Restaurant aggregators like Grubhub/Seamless and Eat24 are here to stay. Now we can focus on how to use these tools as revenue generating engines for your restaurant. It is common knowledge that the percentage of profit withheld by restaurant aggregators can make it difficult to find an upside, but trust me it’s there, you just have to look a little harder. Following these 3 steps will increase revenue from restaurant aggregators and eliminate the headaches that come with restaurant delivery logistics. Read more

5 Ways to Manage Loss Prevention in Your Restaurant

POS_securityIs employee theft something you have experienced in your pizzeria or QSR? If you think it can’t happen to you, think again! According to Fast Casual, a study by the National Restaurant Association estimates that internal theft is responsible for 75 percent of inventory shortages and losses of close to four percent of restaurant sales. Three-quarters of employees steal from the workplace at least once, while half steal repeatedly. Those employees are not all stealing cash. Theft can also come in other forms: staff abusing discount codes, treating themselves or friends to food and beverages, or cheating the time clock. Read more

Inside Snapchat Marketing for Restaurants

snapchat imageIf you are not already using Snapchat to market your pizzeria or QSR location, you are missing out. With eight billion mobile videos currently viewed daily, Snapchat is gaining popularity. In fact, in a recent study from statista it ranks as the most popular social media site among US teens and young adults. Read more

Let’s Hear it for the Boys! 10 Years of Success at SpeedLine

We are very excited to celebrate an employment anniversary with two of SpeedLine’s very own. In today’s competitive job market, it’s unique to find employees who are committed to an organization for the long term. To have two members of the same team celebrating this accomplishment is a special occasion indeed. Let’s take a look at two members of the customer service department who are making a 10-year splash with SpeedLine this summer. Read more

Customer Displays Improve QSR Sales and Service

DisplayHow often do order errors happen? Mistakes chew up time, waste stock, and burn good will with your customers. So how do you avoid entry errors and deliver the right order every time? Customer displays.

One step is to add a customer-facing display at the counter. The instant visual validation helps catch and correct mistakes as they happen. As an added bonus, these displays discourage theft and can increase add-on sales. Read more

Food Safety: 4 Ways a Restaurant POS Helps

pizza restaurant POS can help with buffet food safetyAs a restaurant owner, food safety and concern for the health of your customers is likely one of your top priorities, and with good reason. As this Pizza Today article points out, your customers are often your neighbors and friends, and in some cases a serious food safety incident could lead to restaurant closure. Read more

Performance Reports Paint a Picture of Pizzeria Operations and Profitability

Sales Summary BLOGDo you know what your slowest-selling pizzas are? Which server sold the most during the last shift? How long it took for your pizzas to get out-the-door last Friday night? Knowing what’s hot and what’s not can be a key to profitability for your pizzeria.

The sales reports in your point of sale system help eliminate the guesswork. Understand what you need for stock, prep, and labor for every shift.

Check out these five key restaurant performance reports to streamline operations and increase profit: Read more