New York City Restaurant Week is approaching fast, and from July 24 to August 18, restaurants can expect a flood of new customers. The flood of new customers to your restaurant gives you the opportunity to showcase a refreshed, innovative three-course menu, increase sales volume, and turn these new customers into “regulars.”
While the promise of increased business is exciting, there are many tools needed to execute a successful restaurant week. And with over 350 restaurants slated to participate in Restaurant Week, how can you be competitive?
Offer Flexible Menus
Restaurant Week means introducing a new pre-fixe menu. Your iPad POS can help you set this up efficiently using combos and modifiers. With the added complexity of serving new offerings, maintaining consistency across your entire menu architecture can feel intimidating. Simplify this process with an omni-channel solution that keeps your updated menu synced across mobile ordering interfaces, self-serve kiosks, and traditional register ordering.
Never Stock Out
Managing inventory is essential to run a lean restaurant operation – especially when you are experiencing high volume. This can reduce waste and help you understand what ingredients you may need to purchase more of.
Through Intermediate Inventory on your iPad POS, track inventory loss as soon as a recipe is created to promote the most precise inventory measurement. This way, you can run tight margins and avoid having to 86 any of your most popular dishes.
Organized Back of House
With increased volume, there is no time to waste in a fast-paced restaurant environment. As important as it is for your customers to order off of a clear and beautiful menu, don’t short your culinary staff with illegible ticketing. By installing a KDS, you can sync the front of house with the kitchen and give your expediter the most efficient tool for calling out orders.
Increase Your Table Turns
During busy restaurant week services, tracking table turns is key to seating guests efficiently and managing wait times. Make the increased foot traffic easy on your service staff by digitally re-creating your table layout, highlighting tables with multiple orders, and color-coding the status of each order. With a POS platform, you can accommodate large groups and split bills easily and efficiently with dynamic digital seat numbering.
Turn Customers Into Regulars
For a greater ROI, turn the influx of new customers into “regulars” with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools. Capture guest information and preferences, and make your new customers aware of your loyalty program and gift cards to help to build relationships with your guests. This in turn, influences them to dine with you again.
Looking for an all-in-one point of sale platform to help you thrive this Restaurant Week? Learn more about Revel Systems and run your restaurant on a POS built for you.