How an iPad POS Can Help Your Pizza Shop
We love our pizza! In fact, as of 2014 there were 73,097 pizza restaurants in the United States according to statista.com. That’s up from 71,856 in 2012. All told, these pizza restaurants combine to sell three billion pizzas in America alone; the worldwide number is five billion as reported on statisticbrain.com. Annual sales in the U.S. top $32 billion with the average person eating 46 slices every year.
Pizza’s Biggest Days
Pizza is definitely popular, but a few of the top 5 sales days might be surprising as listed by pizza.com. We’d expect Super Bowl Sunday to top the list, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to also be in the top 5. But, rounding out the top 5 are Halloween and the night before Thanksgiving – days not usually associated with pizza. Approximately 93 percent of all Americans eat pizza at least once a month, and 61 percent of us prefer thin crust. Pepperoni is the most popular topping with almost 252 million pounds consumed annually.
A New Model to attract New Customers
Pizza restaurants as a whole are undergoing fascinating changes as covered in a story from Pizza Magazine. The story quotes Technomic (a food industry consultant) on the growing appeal of the fast-casual pizza restaurant model. The article also states that telephone orders to pizzerias is on the decline with just 55 percent of customers using the phone to place pizza orders. And, the key demographic of Millennials (aged 35-44) prefer ordering their pizzas online via computer, tablet or smart phone.
The Business of Pizza
We’re all familiar with the pizza chains, but independent pizzerias make up 65 percent of the total number of pizza restaurants. A whopping 83 percent of pizzerias offer delivery, and pizza sales account for more than 10 percent of all food service sales as reported on pizza.com. Running a successful and profitable pizza restaurant is a challenging endeavor. Watching costs on key ingredients while juggling an inside staff and delivery team are just a few of the issues pizzeria owners deal with on a daily basis. Why not let Revel lend a hand?
Revel has Pizza Shop POS – The Only Solution your Pizza Restaurant will ever Need
Revel understands the pizza industry; that’s why we’ve developed an Pizza POS system designed especially for the challenges pizzerias face. Our Inventory Management function lets you track individual ingredients in real time, so you can maintain stock levels and cut down on waste. Our Pizza shop POS has a Delivery Management feature includes driver tracking and detailed order status. An iPad POS system can also streamline your ordering process by accepting online and mobile device orders. Revel can integrate an iPad POS system into your pizza enterprise, train your staff, and get you up and running in no time. Click here to see just how easy it is.
New Feature for Pizza shops is our Caller ID feature which allows the employee to see incoming calls and auto fill all delivery info and past order information.