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From the Archives: Savvy Summer Hiring – How to Spot the Good Students

guysforblogAre you fully staffed for summer? It’s that time of year when students are thinking about how they can earn some money during the summer break.

Many restaurant operators find that hiring reliable staff can present challenges on a regular basis. Hiring seasonal staff has its own unique set of challenges. Before you leap into recruiting, consider these quick tips for savvy summer hiring: 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.

 

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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Restaurant Operations: Why Some Chains Certify Staff to Train and Support the POS System

In the POS field: Milo Buckingham - Papa Murphy’s Canada

In the field: Milo Buckingham – Papa Murphy’s Canada

Restaurants typically rely on their point of sale vendor for installation and support services. But some chains take the extra step to help franchisees cut costs by certifying their own staff to handle POS installations, training, and in some cases technical support. Read more

Restaurant Operations: 3 Strategies to Optimize Labor and Schedule to Targets

optimize laborIn the restaurant business, where you’re watching every dollar, the ability to trim your labor costs down to the dollar is critical. And controlling labor can be the key to a profitable week. Let’s look at at how to optimize labor, and why it’s so critical to get our labor costs under control.

We know that fixed costs such as rent and utilities are beyond our control, while labor is a cost we can control. But there are lots of moving parts to consider. Read more

Best Restaurant Technology Blog Posts of 2016: The On Point top 10

Looking back, 2016 was an amazing year for innovation in restaurant technology. EMV rollouts and a range of new digital payment options drove major changes in payment processing for many restaurant brands. Online ordering continued to grow at an exponential rate. And we’ve seen a range of new developments in delivery—from third-party services to delivery by drone.

The top 10 most popular 2016 On Point posts offered insights into ways you can leverage restaurant technology (and the point of sale system in particular) to streamline operations and boost restaurant profit. Read more

From the Archives: 3 Ways to Make it Right – Dealing with Customer Complaints

customer complaints photoIt’s human nature: no matter how good the food and service, every restaurant will experience some complaints. What sets successful restaurants apart is how they handle them.

There is no question—customers who report a problem expect a quick answer. A fast and positive response can increase customer loyalty beyond what it was before the negative experience. But ignoring customer complaints can cost you customers. Not only the complainers, but potentially their friends (real and virtual), family, and anyone who reads their negative reviews online.  Check out these 3 tactics to dealing with customer complaints: Read more

Restaurant Management: The Big 4 Reports and Alerts to Watch

Restaurant managementLet’s face it. It can be hard to keep your finger on the pulse of your pizzeria every hour of every day. But your point of sale system can track events for you, so management can keep an eye on the big picture.

 

Are you using all four of these key POS tools to help reduce theft and drive efficiency?

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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