You walk into a Deli or coffee shop to pick up lunch or a quick pick me up. But when you look up at the menu board all you see is glare reflections and have to squint to read the information. As more restaurants start using electronic menu boards the problem of glare will increase.
There is a new museum being built on Liberty Island in New York which is the home to the Statue of Liberty. The Liberty Ellis Foundation decided to build this facility to give the nearly four million visitors each year a better way to experience their visit. Due to security concerns, less than 20% of visitors get to go inside the statue.
Fall is here once again which means cold and flu season is not far behind. For restaurants and stores it can be a difficult time of year. Customers come in with all types of germs, colds and even the flu. These germs can pass from customer to server or store clerk. And the touch screens we use for order entry or credit card checkout will be full of germs that will transfer from one user to another.
As the weather gets warmer you will notice that restaurants, large and small, are adding outdoor dining areas on the sidewalk. You will also notice that many establishments have adopted electronic ordering systems indoors. These terminals make it easier for servers to take orders and send orders to the kitchen, speeding up service and the delivery of your food. For the outdoor tables many restaurants are adopting an exciting new technology: wireless points of sale POS. A wireless POS system, such as Micros Oracle, TouchBistro, Boxy POS, BIM POS, ShopKeep, or eZeeBurrp, makes employees’ lives easier by relaying orders directly to the kitchen, as they’re taken from the table. All a restaurant needs is a WiFi network throughout its building, and communication between the kitchen and the front of the house is easy.
As we reach Fall season once again you’ve noticed the weather getting cooler and the air colder. This means that germs and bacteria are lurking and seeking vulnerable targets. Because it is flu season, restaurants and other businesses need to be extra cautious keeping areas clean that may harbor germs. The touch screen displays of POS devices can become breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.
As restaurants take advantage of technology and work toward better order processing efficiency, the use of traditional paper order forms and cash registers is slowly phased out. Say hello to Point of Sale (POS) systems. With POS systems, servers can take more orders, make less mistakes and speed up the order to table food delivery process.
Technology is taking the restaurant industry by storm and the larger percentage of diners agree that it actually improves their guest experience. Global fast food chains like McDonald’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebees and Red Robin, for instance, are using technology as a fast and convenient way of ordering food. Digital menus are the next big thing and by the convenience and efficiency they are already providing in restaurants, one can tell that they are here to stay.
One of the hottest trends in the retail world is in store digital signage. Gas stations, transportation stations and other outlets have featured simple digital signage for many years, and they’re frequent sights above American highways. But as the prices of LCD and LED screens have plummeted, retailers are stepping up their game.
Restaurants large and small are adopting an exciting new technology: wireless points of sale (POS). Wireless POS systems are either a tablet or other mobile device that allows cashiers and servers to take payment, and relay orders to the kitchen, from a customer’s table.
Between the cost of of food, supplies, equipment and salaries, anything that will improve the bottom line will become an instant hit with restaurant owners. That’s one reason the use of mobile apps has revolutionized the food services industry in so many different ways.
From customer loyalty programs to inventory tracking systems, it’s becoming more and more clear that mobile apps are the wave of the dining industry’s future. They increase efficiency and productivity among employees and contractors alike, all while improving the customer experience.