SpeedLine User of the Month: Red’s Savoy Pizza

s-Savoy-Window-ClingThis month, we introduce SpeedLine user Red’s Savoy Pizza. With 10 locations in Minnesota and 2 more in Nebraska and Wisconsin, “Red’s” has been serving great tasting pizza since its first location opened in back in the ‘60s.

An Interview with Reed Daniels, Director of Marketing, Red’s Savoy Pizza on the growing chain’s expansion plans with SpeedLine POS:

Tell us about your restaurants and what makes you different.  We opened our first location in 1965, and in 2006 started licensing—which grew us to 12 franchised locations in only two short years. Each restaurant has about a 100-seat dining area with a bar, and we offer delivery.

We’re also opening a new concept called Edina: an order-at-the-counter concept with a small dining room. We’re known for our special sauce and spicy sausage, and the fact that we don’t skimp on our toppings. Generally if you order a pepperoni pizza elsewhere, you’re given about 5oz of meat, but when you order pepperoni and sausage, the quantity goes down to 4oz each. Not at Red’s. We give you the full portions every time.

25---Bar-and-Front-and-EntryWhat’s your favorite pizza on your menu? Easily “The Hammer” (signature sauce and sausage, banana peppers, and sauerkraut). “Don’t Doubt the Kraut” was a pretty popular marketing campaign way back when we started offering the topping, because so many consumers were tentative about ordering it!

What was the main factor for you when selecting a point of sale system? We really needed a system built for pizza to handle our menu, but the biggest factor in choosing SpeedLine was that it gives us the freedom to choose our partners. We like that SpeedLine focuses on the POS, and we can work with other vendors for what they are best at, and what works best for our business. Our gift card program is almost ready to go, and next up for Red’s Savoy Pizza is online ordering.

Tell us a bit about your future plans. Since installing our first SpeedLine POS, one franchisee has saved $700 a month in credit card fees alone, and sales have gone up over 25%. Cost savings like that have positioned us to grow, and growth is certainly in our future. We have two locations opening up soon, are actively seeking new franchisees, and are looking to grow more new concepts over the next few years.


Want to be the next SpeedLine User of the Month?  Send us an email telling us what makes you unique, and how SpeedLine fits in your restaurant.


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