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How Restaurants Can Use Their Data To Make Decisions

While big data may sound like big business – the power of data can and should be used in businesses of all sizes. Small restaurants that are using modern point of sales, like Revel Systems, have a wealth of data at their fingertips and with a bit of analysis, have the ability to make business-boosting decisions. Analyzing data doesn’t have to be complicated. With a strategy in place, it’s easy to take your data and...

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The Life Goddess: Introducing London to contemporary Greek hospitality

When Nikos Nyfoudis, first moved to London from Greece, opening a restaurant wasn’t exactly on the cards. Originally planning a career in politics, Nikos moved to the UK’s capital to study in the late 2000s, but having worked in the Greek hospitality sector prior to the move, he immediately noticed a gap in the London market for contemporary, Greek cuisine. Although there were a number of Cypriot restaurants around, there was nothing that offered the...

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How To Choose A POS Platform

So you’re interested in buying a Point Of Sale platform for your business? Navigating this space can be time consuming, and without the proper recourses, overwhelming. If you’re feeling this, you are not alone because a report by Brother International Corporation and non-profit SCORE revealed that 64 percent of small business owners still feel “overwhelmed” when it comes to technology. That’s why we laid it out simply, so you can get set up with a...

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Why Digital Signage Is The Next Big Revenue Driver

A report by Reserachmoz forecasted the direction of Quick Service industry, and detailed key findings. Taking a look at predictions and trends in the industry for the upcoming years, Reserachmoz expects to see a heavy investment in software based solutions as well as an introduction of new hardware to drive sales and support growth. A key finding from the report: “Digital signage is expected to be the largest revenue contributor in the hardware segment owing...

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The Proven Pricing Strategies Powered By Psychology

Extensive research has been done to understand consumer buying patterns, and how certain pricing techniques can influence people’s perception of value. There are a number of moving parts that go into how people evaluate prices, and much of that decision-making is subconscious.   We’ve bundled up the research, and outlined six ways to use psychology in your pricing strategies: Eliminate Dollar $igns We discussed this trick in our menu engineering article, as a way to...

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On Turning Tables: How To Improve Your FOH Flow

Efficient table management is key for revenue maximisation and customer satisfaction. Restaurateurs and General Managers need to find the optimal balance between turning tables fast enough to do as many covers as possible, while still providing diners a reasonable amount of time to enjoy their meals. Reservations and Waitlist Management Restaurant reservations are key for forecasting and maximising your table management strategy. Managers can block off some tables for reservations and leave some out for...

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Tips For Training Your Staff On How To Use Revel POS

Your business depends on your staff. To avoid any customer or employee confusion at the Point of Sale, ensure that your staff is well trained. From the payment flow to opening and closing up shop – make sure your staff can process more transactions in less time, and handle those tricky situations. Whether your business has one employee, or you manage hundreds of employees across multiple locations, follow these tips and tricks to quickly onboard...

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Introducing Revel University

We are very excited to unveil our latest customer experience project, Revel University, an online onboarding and training video platform available to all customers. The website features a repository of quick training videos that capture everything a customer needs to know in order to get up and running with Revel. To dive deeper into this new initiative we sat down with Anna Kessel, Revel’s Corporate Training Team Lead, and asked her a few questions.  How...

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10 Beer Trends Your Restaurant Needs To Know

When properly poured, draft beer can be one of the most profitable drinks in a bar. On average, alcohol sales make up around 30% of restaurant sales, showing the massive opportunity restaurants have to make money and keep their customers happy with a robust beer, wine, and spirits menu. To reach these profits and sales, we’ve taken a look at what’s driving the beer industry. Here are the trends, tastes, and pours that are dominating 2017....

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3 Lessons Retail Can Learn From Restaurants

Retail and restaurants may appear to be two separate industries, and two that hardly interact with one another. But there is a core similarity – they are both customer service businesses. This platitude is shedding light on a crucial issue within the retail industry. The issue and key differentiator between retailers and restaurateurs is how they approach customer service. And this is where retail can learn from restaurants. The restaurant industry knows to market an...

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4 Tips to Modernise Your Restaurant Marketing

Restaurant owners are constantly tasked with innovating to stay ahead of the competition and keeping customers flowing through their doors. This is especially true for new businesses, as studies show 60% of restaurants close within 3 years of opening. So how can you beat these statistics? Marketing is an area of your business operations where small changes can have a huge impact on your bottom line. As technology continues to change the ways businesses market...

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How To Survive Your Slow Season

When running a business during your busy season, time can fly by, and you often feel like you don’t have enough of it. But traffic ebbs and flows and every business has its slow periods – a drag for business owners and employees. While it may seem like a challenge to keep up the energy and numbers during your slow season, this is actually the best time for productivity. Keeping your team excited and involved,...

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