Are you planning to launch your own food business? Do you want to make your current restaurant run even better? Are you open to adopting a more efficient way of managing your time and resources with your food business?
If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, then you can surely benefit from an all-in-one restaurant management system. Using just an Apple iPad, you can do a multitude of tasks that will make running your restaurant or food business a lot easier. Just request a restaurant POS (point of sale) demo from one of the most reputable restaurant POS providers in the world and you will surely marvel at the conveniences it can afford you.
From employee timesheet management, inventory and table management, and kitchen display systems to digital menus, point-of-sale systems, and third-party app integration, there are a variety of applications that can take a substantial load off your shoulders as you work in the restaurant business.
Whether you own or manage a specialty bakery, a bustling coffee shop, or a fine dining restaurant that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, this suite of restaurant management applications will offer high-tech solutions for running the business. Real-time management is also possible since you can access the app through your tablet anytime, anywhere.
Here are some food-related businesses that can greatly benefit from an efficient restaurant management system:
Get a bigger bite of the customer pie when you access an ecosystem of tools that can be operated straight from your iPad. With a restaurant management system, your bakery can rise even higher with cohesive applications that make your operations run smoothly.
Make your life – and ultimately, your customers’ lives – a little sweeter when you invest in a host of apps that tell you where their sweet tooth lies. For example, getting an app that gives you smart analytics and reports on customer traffic and preferences that can help you in discerning what to sell.
Insights into what your loyal customers often buy can help you design a lean menu of their favored savories and sweets. At the same time, you can also keep track of your inventory better and stock up on fast-moving items.
2. Drive-Thru Facility
If you’re thinking of adding a drive-thru facility to your food chain, go ahead. With a smart drive-thru POS system, you can deliver delicious food smoothly and swiftly.
Apps that manage and monitor inventory can help you stay on top of your stocks and avoid running out of buns, fries, or any special item that your customers love. You can even set notifications on your app so you will be informed once supplies are running low.
A user-friendly interface and round-the-clock tech support will also make it easier for your staff to dish out drive-thru orders.
3. Fine Dining Restaurants
Patrons of such fine dining establishments expect nothing but the best. Serve them excellent services on top of your sumptuous dishes with the help of a comprehensive suite of apps.
From a table management app that assists your maître d’ in seating your guests to the efficient taking and serving of their orders, you can rely on the restaurant management system to increase productivity and maintain five-star customer service.
You can also use these apps to efficiently estimate waiting time, monitor orders per table, sync frontline and back-of-house operations, competently manage reservations, and seamlessly offer multiple payment options.
4. Food Trucks
Food trucks are all the rage, and if you are riding on this bandwagon, it is best to make a food truck POS system provider your ally. With the help of professionally designed apps that can be customized to fit your requirements, you can drive directly to where your ideal customers are sure to be found.
Space is not a problem as you can simply consult your digital inventory system to see what ingredients or supplies you need. No need to overstock on supplies that will take up valuable space in your roving restaurant.
Make it even more trendy and efficient with digital menus. Foodies can choose items and order while they queue with the real-time ordering system that goes straight to your kitchen display system. You won’t need waiters either since customers can order – and make order revisions – directly on the iPad and straight to your kitchen display. No time wasted, no food wasted.
5. Food Franchise
Business is booming and you’re wondering how you can split your body to be in different locations at the same time. Well, there’s no need for that because you can comfortably monitor your branches and franchise locations though a handy tablet.
The management system will make sure that nothing escapes your attention. Whether it is monitoring employee attendance and performance, checking on each branch’s sales reports, or measuring productivity and customer service, you can be confident that your all-in-one management system can help you do all these.
You can even make one-time changes across all locations with your digital menu, offer customers deals and treats, and reward loyal patrons just by using your trusty apps.
Digital Does It
You don’t have to sprint from one branch to the other, have your staff run around like headless chickens, or drive your customers crazy with lousy service simply because you cannot manage your restaurant operations well. There’s a simple solution that will eliminate worries and make running your food business an absolute joy.
Just get yourself a helping hand using an iPad and a suite of apps, and watch your business transform into a smooth-sailing ship.
Ahmad Alzaini is the co-founder and CEO of Foodics, a fast-growing food tech startup. A businessman by nature, Alzaini is an app aficionado, developing businesses in Saudi Arabia within several industries. Today, Foodics has extended to new markets across the MENA region, processing over 1 billion transactions, and offering the latest technology in POS and restaurant management.