iPad POS | fast food trends

5 Fast Food Trends Shaping the Industry

Globally, fast food generates revenue of over $570 billion and the US alone has over 200,000 fast food restaurants. And to meet the demands and tastes of the modern consumer, the fast food industry has to evolve. From an explosion of new menu items to mass digital adoption – the largest sector in the restaurant market (QSR) is getting a facelift. Here are 2018’s fast food trends: Driving Value Today’s customers are price savvy. Enabled...

iPad POS | Grads season

Is Your Restaurant Prepped for Moms, Dads, and Grads Season?

It’s spring time, which means that it’s time to prep for some of the busiest restaurant days of the year: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and grads season. Join in the merriment by maximizing your profits with compelling marketing and a streamlined and efficient back of house. Drive Sales Marketing Strategies Get clever this spring with a marketing refresh. With diners booking earlier in advance every year, make sure that you have advertised well before they...

iPad POS | gen z

5 Gen Z Purchasing Trends: Why They Can’t Go Ignored

Get Ready for Gen Z While a lot of Gen Z hasn’t even entered the workforce yet, their economic influence is substantial. The members of this cohort, people born from the mid-90s and later, are the first generation to be total digital natives. This makes them very unique in their shopping patterns, and for brands an unmarked territory. Never knowing a life without Internet, Gen Z’s consumer behavior is totally different from that of their...

iPad POS | Proposition Chicken

Proposition Chicken: Building A Brand Identity From Scratch

Taking its namesake and branding from the California ballot propositions, Proposition Chicken brings chicken three ways, fried, flipped, or fake, to the people of San Francisco and Oakland. And what has become a bustling quick service restaurant is in large part thanks to their impeccable branding and attention to detail. Building a Brand Identity When you walk into Proposition Chicken, Maxwell Cohen, the Owner and Operator of Proposition Chicken, says that you can expect quick...

iPad POS | Check Size

4 Simple Strategies to Increase Average Check Size

When pulling reports from your business, there are a number of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that help you better understand your business, set benchmarks, and achieve your goals. In this article, we take a look at one KPI in particular, average check size.  | See More: Top KPIs For Measuring Your Workforce | Average check is measured as the total number of sales divided by the number of guests. This is an incredibly important metric...

iPad POS | API

How Restaurants Can Benefit From API

What is API? Simply put, API (Application Program Interface) is the software that allows applications to perform specific functions required for the whole system to operate. Open API, as opposed to private API, is publicly available for developers to access and create innovative applications that enhance the core product. For example, when you open your Lyft App – Lyft’s open API platform integrates with technologies like Google Maps for navigation and Twilio for rider text...

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iPad POS | Gordo Taqueria: Through the Generations

Gordo Taqueria: Through the Generations

The 1970s Cultural Shift Serving the Bay Area since 1977, Gordo Taqueria is one of the oldest and most established taquerias in San Francisco. It all began on Clement St. The Gordo brothers saw a cultural shift in the 1970s, a shift away from families eating at home and an increase in dining out. Seizing the opportunity, they decided to try their luck in the restaurant business. There wasn’t the rich culture of Mexican food...

iPad POS | 5 Key Takeaways From The International Pizza Show

5 Key Takeaways From The International Pizza Show

Last week we were at the International Pizza Show, which hosted over 500 exhibitors and welcomed attendees from every corner of the pizza industry including, owners, operators, distributors, and food brokers. This is the largest industry event for all things pizza! At the International Pizza Show, we exhibited, demo’d, and joined in on the show’s fun! From touring the show, here are our 5 key trends, technologies, and ingredients making an impact. #1 Ingredients Matter...

iPad POS | bar technology

5 Bar Technology Trends for 2018

Make your bar stand out by outfitting it with the latest tech. Whether your bar is designed for the modern-era or its aesthetic is that of a rustic saloon, it’s important that your business is operating at its highest efficiency. The latest bar technology provides you the opportunity to improve efficiencies, increase sales, and wow your customers in the process.   Payment Flexibility Credit or debit? Today’s modern customer now comes equipped with more than...

iPad POS | POS systems

How to Find the Best POS System for Restaurants

Owning a thriving restaurant can often mean juggling a hundred balls at once. Customers constantly coming and going, never-ending food and drink orders, and then, customers who just want to pay the bill and continue with their days. Not to mention all of the behind-the-scenes work, like managing the staff, keeping a fully-stocked kitchen, and balancing the books. With so many things happening all at the same time, working fast isn’t your only imperative—you also...

iPad POS | Curry Up Now

From Sexy Fries to Tikka Masala Burritos: Curry Up Now’s Fast Casual Takeover

With unique menu items like tikka masala burritos and sexy fries, it’s no surprise that Curry Up Now has drummed up a lot of attention from the Bay Area food community. Named as one of Fast Casual’s top 100, voted best Indian restaurant by San Jose Mercury News, and featured in Forbes 30 under 30, Curry Up Now is taking over the Indian Fast Casual market. Their bold flavors and notoriety originated from humble and...

iPad POS | online ordering

11 Stats That Prove the ROI of Online Ordering

Online Ordering is an indisputable force in the restaurant world. Not only does it provide an additional stream of revenue for restaurants (for many significant), it is completely reshaping the way restaurants connect with their customers. Let’s take a look at how impactful online ordering is for restaurants: The Online Ordering Landscape According to NPD Group, more delivery orders will soon be placed online than over the phone and QSR Web found that digital restaurant...

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