“Hey, Joe.” The Best Part About Pizza Expo 2017

A week after our return from the International Pizza Expo, we’re still digesting all that we saw and heard at this year’s big show.

Conversations with restaurant operators at the Expo are a crash course in how the industry is changing—and how it stays the same.

The radical changes that stood out to me were around mobile technology. Restaurant operators were looking for solutions for mobile order entry in the store. And flexible options to handle online orders from a surprisingly wide set of providers. Read more

From the Archives: Master Menus for Multi-Unit Restaurant Companies

With most of the crew at the International Pizza Expo this week (visit SpeedLine at booth #421), we’re featuring this article on master menus from the archives.

Many chains use master corporate menus to control food cost and brand consistency. By standardizing menu offerings, recipes, and portions, restaurant chains protect their margins, deliver a consistent product across multiple locations. This  streamlines IT operations.

Tastes can vary from one area to another. The leek-and-potato pizza that’s a hit in Oakland may not go over so well in Dallas. With regional differences in prices, coupons, and tastes, how do you put the concept of a corporate menu into practice? Read more

Restaurant Operations: 3 Equipment Essentials for Effective Pizzeria Operations

As we get ready to head to Pizza Expo 2017 next week, we’ve been thinking about what a fantastic opportunity it is to check out new pizza and delivery-related products. If you’re looking for ideas to improve operations in your pizzeria, Pizza Expo is a great place to start.

Are you opening a new restaurant, or replacing aging equipment? Ensuring your restaurant equipment is in tip-top shape is a key factor in fine tuning operations.

These are three equipment essentials for any pizza and delivery operation: Read more

Pizza Expo 2017 – The Final Countdown!

Pizza Expo

The team at SpeedLine is gearing up for the “Largest Pizza Show in the World.” International Pizza Expo will take over the Las Vegas Convention Center in less than two weeks.

SpeedLine POS at Pizza Expo

Visit SpeedLine at Pizza Expo 2017 in booth 421

Come down March 28-30, and check out what Pizza Expo 2017 has on the roster. This year there are many great seminars to check out.

Seminar Schedule

On top of that, attendees enjoy outstanding food samples, cooking and baking demonstrations, the International Pizza Challenge, and the World Pizza Games.  Attend the Pizza Expo Block Party or Acrobatic Dough Tossing Finals.  And new in 2017, sign up for Scott’s Las Vegas Pizza Tour.

See SpeedLine POS at Pizza Expo

Visit SpeedLine at Booth 421

Where we will be happy to show you the latest in pizza point of sale.

  • Bring your questions.
  • Learn how a POS designed for pizza delivery can streamline operations and help you see more clearly into every area of your business.

See SpeedLine LiveMaps at Pizza Expo

See the impact of LiveMaps Visual Dispatch on delivery profit.

In the market for a new POS? Expo booth visitors get the LiveMaps software free with purchase through May 31, 2017!

We are also giving away an Apple Watch each day of the show.

Win an iWatch at Pizza Expo

Enter to win at Booth 421 daily.

Not registered yet? Save $50 off a 3-day pass with code SPEE50.

 

Continuing Care: Does Your POS Vendor Offer After-Sale Services?

SpeedLine restaurant POSToo often, we hear stories of POS vendors whose attention to service tails off shortly after the check is cut. This can leave restaurant owners scrambling to maintain their systems. And from getting the most out of their technology investment.

If you’re shopping for a POS system or other restaurant technology, one of the important things to consider is what happens after the system is installed and paid for. Does the vendor offer ongoing support? Menu and setting management services? Online training materials? Aftermarket equipment options? Read more

Restaurant Security: EMV and PCI Fraud Safeguards

If EMV and PCI are just letters to you, you should know that these acronyms represent important security standards for your business.

Did you know that if a guest uses a counterfeit or stolen, chip-enabled payment card in your restaurant, and if you are not using an EMV card reader, you are liable for any and all chargebacks? Chargebacks of this kind are on the rise. Read more

From the Archives: Restaurant Marketing to Millennials 101

iStock_000021725832XLargeHow important are Millennials in your restaurant marketing strategy?

With more than 80 million people born between 1977 and the mid 1990’s in the United States, Millennials are said to be the most influential audience since the baby boomers.  In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association, “Millennials—also known as Generation Y and Generation Now—are a large and diverse market with significant spending power.” Confident, expressive, optimistic, and ready to change the world. Millennials are a group that think and behave different from other generations. Read more

Get Noticed on Google: Tips for Using My Business

Google listings on iphoneEver tried searching your business name? Besides a basic listing, what info appears? If there’s not much, you’re missing an opportunity to draw more customers to your store. A detailed business profile on Google can make your business easier to find, let hungry diners know what sets you apart, and give searchers additional information—like reviews, hours, and website links. It’s an essential part of a digital marketing strategy for both large and small businesses. And the best part: it’s free!

With more than half of Google searches conducted on mobile devices, Google now places more emphasis on displaying results based on the user’s location. Local search results are listed near the top of the search results, right under any paid ads, or in a sidebar with hours, so getting a placement there gives your business high visibility.

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Restaurant Management: Cash Controls at the Point of Sale

What steps are you taking today to ensure lean, profitable operations in the restaurant? Managing the flow of cash through the restaurant is a critical piece of your security plan. Read more

Mid-America Restaurant Expo Starting this Weekend

mid america restaurant expoCome down and visit SpeedLine Solutions and regional reseller Pure POS at Mid-America Restaurant Expo this Sunday, January 29th and Monday, January 30th.

The expo will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Doors will be opening at 10:30 am.

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