Streamline your operational processes with a kitchen management system that connects directly to your point of sale and will stay up and running in offline mode. Revel’s kitchen display system will increase kitchen efficiency, increase throughput, and allow you to track all your data to better your overall kitchen operations.
Eliminate the waste, cost and hassle of paper tickets and automate all orders as they come in from different ordering channels on a kitchen display system. Your staff will be able to manage orders more efficiently and remove any gaps with automatic syncing between your kitchen display and point of sale.
The order views functionality on the kitchen display screen is an essential feature that allows your kitchen staff to receive and monitor pending food orders from the front of the house. This can be customized to fit what is best for your restaurant operations. Filter and categorize orders based on their status for easy prioritization and manage orders more efficiently with a restaurant kitchen management system. Even better, orders are sent directly to the relevant kitchen prep station and can have timers on tickets, so customers are never waiting too long on an order.
Utilize kitchen inventory software and intelligent reports when making decisions for your kitchen. Ingredient-level reporting provides insights to aid in inventory purchases and menu changes. Kitchen display systems can help you manage your restaurant’s capacity. Using data derived from your KDS and kitchen inventory system, you can check the average time your restaurant delivers food orders and improve forecasting capabilities to keep your kitchen prepared and stocked even at your busiest hours.
Use order ready screens to show diners the status of their orders. Set customer expectations and ease tensions with a public-facing display that color codes and easily organizes order information, helping customers and delivery drivers alike quickly identify the status of their available orders for pickup. Integrated with Revel’s kitchen monitor and various ordering channels, this is an easy way to ensure customers get their orders quickly, easily, and accurately.
A Revel POS integrates seamlessly with a number of kitchen printers to ensure your back-of-house runs like clockwork. This includes impact printers, designed specifically to handle the heat of the kitchen.
“It starts with how we put in our orders, it’s the only way we can really manage the business. And the data is very, very clean with Revel, with our POS. It really helps us manage the business and keep track of the different ways we feed people on a daily basis.”
A kitchen display system is more than just a fancy way for your kitchen to view orders coming in from the front of the house. In fact, calling it just a “display” isn’t all that accurate.
In reality, a kitchen display and order management system can help your restaurant improve its bottom line. It ensures that your food is ready for your guests at the right time and in perfect quality. It also helps you deliver this promise even during busy times, which can improve your turnover rate (and revenues) dramatically.
A kitchen display system isn’t just for larger establishments. Whether your business has a single food prep station or a network of kitchen team members preparing multiple orders, Revel’s KDS stations can be tailored to suit your individual business needs.
Overall, a KDS system is crucial for your bottom line. It speeds up your service, makes your food quality consistent, increases your turnover rates, and enhances your operation. Not to mention you’ll get happy customers in the process.
In a nutshell, the most significant benefit of a kitchen display system is that it helps make your restaurant operations much more efficient. Indirectly, it can also help improve your revenue, deliver a better customer experience, reduce food waste, and even help with kitchen staff planning.
Using traditional paper tickets carries the risk of losing those tickets amid the hustle and bustle of dinner service. There’s also the risk of miscommunication or misreading handwritten orders.
Going digital means all orders are accounted for and trackable. Plus, it’s easy for kitchen staff to monitor the time duration of each ticket to know which ones need to be prioritized.
A KDS also speeds up your serving time by eliminating the need for your servers to pass around order tickets to the kitchen. Sending orders directly to the relevant stations also ensures food gets sent in the right direction. In the restaurant industry, every second counts.
The benefits of a kitchen display system get even more pronounced for restaurants with complicated menus and multiple-course offerings. Traditionally, the responsibility of pacing the flow of food falls upon the POS or server. Naturally, doing this manually over multiple tables carries the risk of human error. A KDS helps simplify the process by handling the pacing of a multi-course meal. Servers need to punch in the entire order to the POS, and the KDS does the rest.
By following a pre-configured serving time and the cook times of each dish, it can guarantee that orders are ready at the scheduled time. Thus, dishes are served immediately and at the proper serving temperature. This automatic delay feature can also help the kitchen improve its food quality, even for casual restaurants.
There’s also the human resources benefit. A kitchen display system can help make your kitchen operate much more smoothly and efficiently. There would be fewer order returns, frustrations, and hotheads. It also raises the morale of your entire operation, knowing they’re delivering incredible food and service to patrons.
Lastly, a kitchen order system can help you manage your restaurant’s capacity. Using data derived from your KDS, you can check the average time your kitchen delivers food orders. This insight can help you find the capacity “sweet spot” without sacrificing food quality, service, and wait times.