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Top 3 Features For Your Next Restaurant Point-of-Sale System
I was recently asked: "What are the top 3 features a restaurant owner should look for in a point-of-sale system?" 3 features?  Only 3?  Why, we've been developing these systems for years, adding features all the time.  We must have hundreds of features, thousands even.  And the three that are most ...
Top 3 Features For Your Next Restaurant Point-of-Sale System
Why Tablets Deserve A Spot On Your Restaurant's Technology Menu
Not since the introduction of the touch screen has there been such a radical new option in the way we deliver restaurant technology. The introduction of the tablet - and its evolution into a worthy contender for your next point-of-sale system - gives restaurant owners an affordable and powerful new ...
Why Tablets Deserve A Spot On Your Restaurant's Technology Menu
It's 2014: Time to Upgrade Your Restaurant Point-of-Sale System?
Is this the year? Is it finally time to throw away that old clunker that's been limping along in your restaurant all this time? Definitely! Here's why: Restaurant POS is Better than Ever! We've come a long way in the technology space over just the past few years. Tablets, first introduced to the ...
It's 2014: Time to Upgrade Your Restaurant Point-of-Sale System?
5 Ways Restaurants Can Beat the Big Guys
5 ways independent restaurants and small chains are crushing their competition using today's smart, affordable, integrated technology. With more and more major chain restaurants opening every day, independent and small chain eateries across the nation are turning to new strategies to help them ...
5 Ways Restaurants Can Beat the Big Guys
Save Big on POS Purchases With Special Tax Credits
The end of the year is approaching, and there's no better time to invest in new tools and technology for your restaurant!  This may be the last year to take advantage of the Section 179 deduction for equipment purchases, originally part of the Small Business Jobs & Credit Act of 2010. With Section ...
Save Big on POS Purchases With Special Tax Credits
What To Look For In Pizza Inventory Software
Most pizza operators have point-of-sale systems to help them ring up orders accurately and account for their cash at the end of the night.  But very few owners take advantage of one of the most critical, money-saving features built in to their POS system - the inventory tracking. If you're shopping ...
What To Look For In Pizza Inventory Software
Replacing your Pizza Point-of-Sale System? 6 Keys To Success
At Pizza Expo last month, I spoke with a number of restaurant owners who were in the market for a new point-of-sale system.  Many had been using their old system for over a decade, and were limping along with barely-functional hardware and ancient software.  They've been trying to postpone the ...
Replacing your Pizza Point-of-Sale System? 6 Keys To Success
Pizza Point-of-Sale Innovations: 10 features every restaurant could love
The pizza industry has led the way in using technology to help better manage the restaurant. In pizza point-of-sale systems, innovative features help improve order taking and management.  In many cases, complex menus and challenging business models, combined with thin margins, have driven pizzerias ...
Pizza Point-of-Sale Innovations:  10 features every restaurant could love
How To Grow Your Restaurant With The Right Technology
Today, more than ever, we love shiny new gadgets.  We line up for the latest technology innovation, even it its just a tiny bit better than the last big thing.  We blindly accept the notion that technology is good for us.  But if you are looking to grow your business, is technology the answer? ...
How To Grow Your Restaurant With The Right Technology
5 Restaurant Software Power Tools To Improve Customer Service
Want to help your restaurant win a favored place in the hearts and minds of your customers?  Stand out from the rest of the impersonal and inefficient businesses out there by treating every customer like a VIP.  “Crazy,” you think?  “My staff can barely remember their own name, let alone a ...
5 Restaurant Software Power Tools To Improve Customer Service
Big Daddy's Pizza Delivers Success with FireFly POS
He’s about to celebrate his 16th year of success at Big Daddy’s Pizza in Burlington, Vermont. But if Francis “Cheech” Kehoe’s mom had anything to say about it, he wouldn’t be in the restaurant business at all.   “My family’s been in the restaurant business since 1939,” explained Cheech.  “When I ...
Big Daddy's Pizza Delivers Success with FireFly POS
FireFly POS Tip: Mapping All Your Daily Deliveries
Ever wish you could see exactly where your most popular delivery neighborhoods are?   With the FireFly point-of-sale system, you can easily map today's deliveries (or any individual day).  Here's how:           From the Manager Home Page, look for the "Sales Report".  On it, you will see a line for ...
FireFly POS Tip:  Mapping All Your Daily Deliveries
Your Restaurant's Busiest Days: Survival Tips!
The busiest season for restaurants is now upon us. For pizza restaurants, Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve, New Years Eve, New Years Day and the Superbowl make up the biggest days of the year.  Prepare for that rush by making the most of your restaurant software, planning ahead, and staying calm! Tip ...
Your Restaurant's Busiest Days:  Survival Tips!
Delivery Restaurant Software Checklist: 7 Tips For Success
"We Deliver!"  When you add those words to your menu, you've added the potential for headaches - but also the possibility of greater profit!  You need the right tools to help you succeed restaurant delivery.  The right restaurant delivery software - a point-of-sale system that specializes in ...
Delivery Restaurant Software Checklist:  7 Tips For Success
How to negotiate your restaurant's point-of-sale purchase
Thinking about buying a point-of-sale system for your restaurant?  For many restaurants, the point-of-sale computer system is one of the biggest up front purchases they'll make, and one of the most complex to navigate.  Here's some insider tips on how to negotiate the best possible deal - and some ...
How to negotiate your restaurant's point-of-sale purchase
5 Profit Boosters Hidden in your Restaurant Point-of-Sale System!
Your restaurant point-of-sale system is one of the keys to your smooth running operation - helping to keep the orders flowing correctly and the cash coming in.  But are you overlooking some of the ways your POS software could help you boost your restaurant's bottom line?   Here's 5 common features ...
5 Profit Boosters Hidden in your Restaurant Point-of-Sale System!
Pizza Point-of-Sale Coupon Tracking!
Coupons - love 'em or hate 'em, it's hard to get away from them in the pizza industry.   Most pizza restaurants issue coupons to grab the attention of their customers, to encourage new customers to try the restaurant, to compete with the other pizzerias in their area, to introduce new products, and ...
Pizza Point-of-Sale Coupon Tracking!
I Hate My Point-of-Sale System
It's Friday night and it happened again - in the middle of the rush the POS system is locked up and no one can take orders.  I missed a critical order because it didn't print. I dread having to make menu changes - it will take me all day to figure out.  Customers are complaining that their order ...
I Hate My Point-of-Sale System
The IKEA Effect @ Your Restaurant
Every restaurant owner understands, innately, that customers like customization.  From "Hold the mayo" to "Can I have a salad instead of fries", custom requests happen daily.   But some restaurants take this customization to an extreme level, with great results.  There's a burger joint in New ...
The IKEA Effect @ Your Restaurant
QuickTip: Managing Tax Exempt Customers in FireFly POS
Many restaurants work closely with tax-exempt customers such as schools or churches to provide catering for special events or school lunches.   The FireFly point-of-sale system will remind you when a customer is tax-exempt.  Here's how to use this feature:  1.  When setting up the customer, click ...
QuickTip: Managing Tax Exempt Customers in FireFly POS