New technology doesnt have to mean endless investment. POS systems are available now that integrate Web and mobile apps, offer real-time management tools and are scalable to meet the evolving needs of a restaurant.
Tipping continues to be an aspect of the restaurant industry worth around $40 billion a year**.
However, in the last few years, there have been surprising changes in tipping trends in fast casual dining and casual dining restaurants. We surveyed workers to get their opinions on the future of tipping.
Table Tracker is a table location system that helps fast-casual restaurants identify where guests are sitting. Instead of number cards, guest are given wireless Trackers that send the guest’s location to a kitchen display, effectively eliminating the need for food runners to search for guests.
The Challenge- Alondra Hot Wings shared the same challenges as any busy restaurant: How to efficiently manage the flow of customers through a busy waiting area while seating guests in a timely
The Challenge- Before converting to Check Point Surveys, Alondra Hot Wings used comment cards to process customer feedback. Owner noticed that many guests did not use the comment cards. “Some customers told us they didn’t trust comment cards because they thought the server might not turn in negative comments,” Kazarian (owner) explained.
The Challenge - When guests order a custom pizza or non-buffet menu item at Pizza Ranch, it has to be delivered to their table in time for them to enjoy it with their buffet items. Pizza Ranch was using number cards at the tables to direct food runners to where to deliver these orders.
Technology is no longer a novelty in the food service industry. It’s the key to survival and success. According to the recently released National Restaurant Association report “Restaurant Industry 2020: A Snapshot of the Future."
Front-door management is key to maximizing the rush. That’s one reason front-door management – the process of managing the guests stacked up at the front during peak times and helping them get seated quickly – is so important.
In this report, we dive into data from the Restaurant Social Media Index, providing research that connects the dots between consumer behavior and sentiment in relation to multi-unit operators and speed of service.
Restaurant operations today are faced with tough issues: keeping customers satisfied in a competitive marketplace, reducing costs through greater efficiency, and finding new ways to grow their business. Many concepts are turning to call centers as a way to better manage their order taking process, freeing them to focus on their business.
Smartphones, digital signage, kiosks and other technologies offer endless possibilities for enhancing the customer experience. The 2012 Customer Experience Technology Buyers Guide will help you find the right partners to implement the latest solutions in your business. From the publishers...
How do you increase customer loyalty, maximize the
relationship with your customers, and compete against the
myriad of marketing messages targeting your clientele?
A well-designed customer loyalty program can help, and
when supported by the right technology tools, it can give
you a real leg up in the quest to build your business.
Follow industry leaders as they discuss current trends in fast casual dining, what customers are seeking, and how one company operates with a Guest-Driven attitude.
Download the slides from presentations given by: Phil Costner, La Madeleine/
Dan Ross, US Foodservice at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.