iPad POS | fast casual

Smarter, Not Harder: The Fast Casual Motto

Within the last two decades, there’s been a quiet shift within the restaurant industry, and it’s upending the way that people experience meals away from home. Prior to the early 2000s, most Americans dined out in one of two primary forms—the casual dining experience (think TGI Fridays, the Cheesecake Factory, and Macaroni Grill) or your fast food staples, such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and KFC. However, starting around 1999, some new players made inroads to...

iPad POS | liquid gold

Liquid Gold: Leaving Stability for Something Unknown

Do you ever feel stuck in your job, dreaming of what you really want to do with your life? Timothy Lee, now owner of Liquid Gold, gets it. He worked for numerous companies, jumping from job to job, before he took the first leap to pursue his dream of owning his own bar business. Lee always wanted to have a business of his own and he knew Liquid Gold was it. His love and passion...

iPad POS | NRA 2017 Show

Why You Should Attend The NRA 2017 Show

The National Restaurant Association Show (NRA Show) is an annual three-day event where exhibitors showcase the latest in food service innovation, culinary masters create exquisite dishes, and restaurant professionals host educational sessions.   If you are in the restaurant industry, interested in being a part of the restaurant industry, or merely have a hankering for delicious food and drink – join us at NRA 2017 Show, happening May 20th through the 23rd in Chicago. Need more...

iPad POS | self-service

The Evolution Of Self-Service

Customers want to purchase what they want, when they want. Most importantly, they want this to be effortless. This time-tested standard has gone through a number of iterations as technology has become an increasing driver of customer success. The concept of self-service originated in Memphis, Tennessee, at Piggly Wiggly, America’s first self-service grocery store. While the two words ‘Piggly’ and ‘Wiggly’ don’t exude innovation and dynamics, the store’s owner, Clarence Saunders, is lauded for revolutionizing...

iPad POS | back of house

The Restaurant Technology Ecosystem: Back Of House

The kitchen, or back of house (BOH), is another area of the restaurant that utilizes technology to improve efficiencies and create innovative dishes. There are tools for the way ingredients are handled all the way from when they are received to when they reach a guest’s plate. Inventory management is essential to keeping food costs under control and making sure you have enough ingredients in stock so you don’t have to 86 any menu items....

iPad POS | Gregoire Restaurant: Living the Dream and Keeping It About Family

Gregoire Restaurant: Living the Dream and Keeping It About Family

It’s funny how life works. One second, you can be living in your hometown working a standard job, and the next, moving across the world to pursue your dream. That’s exactly how things went down for Gregoire Jacquet. Jacquet is currently owner of Gregoire Restaurant in Berkeley, California and before he started his business, his life was very different.

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iPad POS | tips

How To Increase Servers’ Tips

For servers, tips can make up as much as 70% of their income. Servers’ income is contingent on the dining experience and behavior of the customer. Every year $40 billion dollars is tipped in restaurants across the US, and tipping is an integral aspect of restaurant models. A few servers have struck it lucky, most notably a server at Pizza Hut was tipped $10,000 by a regular to help her pay for her college tuition....

iPad POS | franchising

What To Consider Before Franchising Your Restaurant

The opportunity to grow your business, tap into new markets, and build upon your brand identity is appealing to many restaurant owners. If you want to create a food empire, franchising may be the next step, and if done right, this can be a lucrative business venture. Pursuant to launching a franchise, there are a number of critical factors to consider. Keep your doors from closing with a well researched and thought out franchise plan. While...

iPad POS | 2.25

What’s New? 5 Exciting Features From Revel 2.25

Revel is excited to announce the release of Revel version 2.25! We’ve unleashed a number of enhancements and improvements to your iPad POS, Management Console, and eCommerce. As your platform updates roll out, we wanted to highlight five key features from the 2.25 release. 1. Brand New POS User Interface We’ve revamped our interface design to increase visual clarity for employees and shoppers, with a brighter and cleaner interface. This enhanced look is still met...

iPad POS | EMV

Everything Your Business Needs To Know About EMV

Despite slow-moving adoption in the US, EMV technology has been widely adopted in other regions, such as Europe, Canada, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. The disparity in adoption rates can be attributed to the fact that businesses in the US were not incentivized to adopt EMV technology until 2015. A study surveyed US adoption after one year since the standard took effect, and found that 44% of US card-accepting merchants have EMV terminals...

iPad POS | Bar Pazzo: Growing Up In The Restaurant Business

Bar Pazzo: Growing Up In The Restaurant Business

Knowing what you want to do early on is easier for some than others. For Sam Agolino, owner of Bar Pazzo in Pennsylvania, he knew what he wanted do since childhood. Growing up in a family restaurant, Agolino was inspired by his father and what he made for his family. At the age of 11, he begged his father to let him work and he ended up starting as a dishwasher. After getting his hands...

iPad POS | questions

8 Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Their Employees

Whether you are shopping around for new technology for your business or you want to gain insight into the successes and challenges of your current platform, your employees input matters a lot. From front of house—servers, hosts, cashiers, sales, shift leads, etc—to back of house—line cooks, expediters, stock-keepers, etc, your workforce is the backbone of your business. Your staff are the power users of your business’ technology. Their feedback is necessary in order for you...

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