Mobility continued to dominate POS headline in August—from a tableside ordering solution that helped a St. Louis bar to increase server tips and revenue, to Subway’s push into global mobile transactions, to a SMS text solution that enables patrons dining at the Rustle Hill Winery to order food. These stories, and more, are presented here in Hospitality Technology’s August POS recap.
- 2011 POS Innovations: Mobility on the March: The point-of-sale supplier marketplace is getting serious about mobile offerings as established technology vendors, as well as a number of new startups, are entering into the mobile fray. HT recaps eight mobile POS releases from 2011.
- The Post Boosts Revenue 10% Per Table with eTab: Tableside self-service ordering and payment solution provides patrons of the St. Louis sports bar with more control over their dining experience, resulting in increased satisfaction, higher server tips and increased per table revenue.
- Bagger Dave's: Consolidated Data Yields More Timely Biz Decisions: By integrating Ctuit Radar with its POS, Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern can view consolidated information from all locations and track and manage sales, cost of sales, labor and inventory.
- Subway Makes Massive Push into Global Mobile Transactions: Subway plans to roll out a global platform that will allow consumers to order meals from their phones for pick up at the nearest Subway restaurant.
- Guests Send Text Messages to Order Food at Rustle Hill Winery: Rustle Hill Restaurant & Winery has turned to a text messaging system, TextMyFood, which allows guests to send SMS messages to their server using their personal phones.
- Onosys Launches App to Drive Facebook Ordering Sales: The Facebook ordering application allows guests to view and order from the restaurant's full menu, repeat previous orders, pay using a credit card, and have it delivered.
- Maitre'D POS Connects with RTI for Food & Labor Cost Savings: A new interface will enable restaurant operators to integrate POS data with RTIconnect and access reports that show how sales data from the Maitre'D POS affects operations.
- RedCat Enters Mobile App Arena: Point-of-sale vendor RedCat has launched a hospitality-specific application that provides restaurants the opportunity to extend their brand through mobile ordering and targeted advertising.
- PayFirst Bundles Epson Printers with Wireless POS Solution: The bundle includes a fully integrated POS system, cash drawer, wireless router, optional wireless repeater, optional Android tablet, Epson ReadyPrint T20 receipt printer and an optional Epson TM-T70 kitchen printer.
- ISISPOS Supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: POS system allows servers to take orders and process payments directly in front of their customers, rather than visiting a busy, fixed workstation.