Your Restaurant POS is a Gold Mine of Information—Take Advantage of It

Everything from the menu down to server performance can be understood through your restaurant POS. Your restaurant’s point of sale system is so much more than just an information collector that allows you to take payments and make money. Really, it’s a “point-of-service” system, so to speak—it’s the difference between you and the restaurant down the street that can’t seem to bring repeat guests back. If you’re not yet taking full advantage of the information in your restaurant POS system, you need our Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your POS guide.

Understanding the iPad Restaurant POS

Not only have restaurant POS systems never been created equal, but today there’s a whole other avenue to consider: to iPad or not to iPad. What that question really boils down to is whether or not you want to use a traditional POS system that’s getting more and more outdated by the day or you want to take full advantage of the cloud-based systems of the future. This guide discusses the differences between traditional and modern systems and what you can expect from making the switch.

How to Make Your Menu as Reportable As Possible

Every single one of your menu items should have a unique identifier and they should all be categorized. Not sure how to go about that? We’ve got you covered. From assigning SKU numbers in order to track sales and how to handle daily special items to organizing your POS screen in the way that makes the most sense for your menu, after a read through this guide your menu and POS system will be operating more closely than ever before and your reporting will be better for it.

Use Your POS to Track Employee Performance and Ability

Your restaurant POS system is filled with all kinds of information that can help you to analyze how your employees are doing on the job. It can help you gauge each employee’s ability based on their job function as well as track their sales. We know it’s tempting to take shortcuts (like creating one “bartender” employee that is accessed by multiple staff members), but this guide offers up other approaches that make reporting more accurate. With the right information you can make the right decisions.

—> Inside these pages you’ll find

  • Pro tips for making the most of manager controls
  • A list of the essential items you should be tracking
  • Suggested POS workflows that simplify everything
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