Leaf launches POS tablet for limited-service restaurants

April 11, 2013

Limited-service restaurants now have a mobile point of sale unit designed specifically for them. Leaf, a provider of POS systems, business intelligence and customer loyalty platforms, has announced its latest solution: Leaf for Quick Serve. The tablet-based POS gives restaurant owners a cost-effective alternative to legacy cash registers, one that also increases visibility into their business through sophisticated, user-friendly analytics and an improved customer experience, said Aron Schwarzkopf, CEO of Leaf.

"The growth of the quick service market continues to outpace the rest of the industry, and these restaurants have a unique set of drivers that will determine their success," Schwarzkopf said. "At a bare minimum, they must be fast, efficient, inspire loyalty and be able to adapt at a moment's notice. Leaf for Quick Serve enables restaurateurs to cost-effectively make strides in all of these areas directly from the point of sale. We give them a radically simple way to make informed decisions that guide their business and engage their customers."

Anthony Miller, owner of Squeaky Beaker Cafe in Cambridge, Mass., said his restaurant serves more than 200 people in about an hour with the Leaf system.

"We need to be able to take orders and process credit cards as fast as possible to get people in and out. Leaf has been an easy to use, customizable, and quick solution for us," he said. "The online suite has allowed me to easily check transactions, trends in sales, ratings from our customers, and it integrates directly into my accounting software. It has saved me time and has allowed me to spend more time doing what I enjoy - relating to and serving our guests."

Schwarzkopf said LeafPresenter, which runs on its POS solution, already includes the following features: Modifiers, printer routing, kitchen notes, check splitting by item or amount, consumer ratings and text-based receipts. Leaf for Quick Serve introduces new functionality built specifically for QSRs, such as:

  • Support for take-out and delivery: Built-in customer look-up functionality allows QSRs to save customer preferences and delivery addresses that can be looked-up by phone number.
  • Clock in/out: The LeafPresenter can now double as an employee time-keeper to track employee data and strengthen its business analytics.
  • Email and text receipts: Customers now have the option to receive their receipt via text or email.
  • Custom or default tips: Merchants can set a default tip amount or let customers choose an amount after swiping a card and signing with their fingers.

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