From Catering

5 Ways Your POS can Help Prepare for the Holiday Rush

holiday shoppingThe holiday season is upon us, and for most restaurants, that means an uptick in business over the next month. Hungry holiday shoppers create an opportunity to turn new guests into regulars. But the key is in the preparation. Rushed visitors won’t be impressed if their order is late or out of stock. Or if staff are harried and unfriendly.

Here are five ways you can use the tools in your point of sale system to take full advantage of the increased sales volume. 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

2015 In Review: Top 10 Restaurant Technology Posts

Do you follow On Point: The Restaurant Technology Blog? As we wrap the year, the On Point editorial team invites you to catch up on the top 10 posts of 2015. Read more

Boost Business with House Accounts

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Do you extend credit to business, schools, or charities? Extending credit through house accounts can have many benefits, especially if your goal is to increase lunchtime business.

Increased Loyalty

Allowing qualified customers (business or organizations with good credit who visit often and spend more than average) to open house accounts extends trust. This can strengthen your bond with your best customers, with an additional advantage of providing a privilege that may not be available to them at other restaurants. Read more

Restaurant Management: Tap New Sales Potential With Your Local Business Community

One often underused capability of your point of sale system could allow you to increase sales, build stronger relationships with local businesses and organizations, and give back to your community.

You can tap new potential for big-ticket sales to local businesses, schools, sports teams, and community organizations by extending them credit. You do this in the point of sale system by setting up house accounts for select customers. Read more

From the Archives: Catering? Must-Have Restaurant Point of Sale Features

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Group Ordering

Group ordering capabilities for corporate lunches or any group gathering can be a great way to drive catering sales. Companies, teams, schools, clubs, and churches are plum customers because of the potential for regular, high-volume orders. A restaurant that offers the convenience of online group ordering and deferred payment is an attractive choice for these groups. Read more

2013 Roundup: The Best of On Point

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been blogging at On Point for almost three years, and each time we do a yearly wrap-up post we struggle to choose our favorite posts. It’s been a year filled with restaurant technology news and trends, and we’ve shared with you the most relevant and educational information.

We hope you will enjoy this recap of some of the year’s most popular posts: Read more

2014 Restaurant Trends: Snacking!

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Research and consulting firm Technomic reports that snacking (eating smaller meals and snacks more often) will be a growing trend in 2014. Restaurant operators can take advantage by catering to the snacking-and-sharing consumers: with car-friendly packaging, pairings, trios, and tapas.

2014 is shaping up to be a successful year for the restaurant industry. With an improving economy, operators can shift their focus from budget conscious consumers to improving profits through trends that get new customers through the door. Read more