3 Reasons You Need A POS System For Your Restaurant

This article originally appeared on Restaurant Insider by Brad Bortone

If you’re reading this, there’s already a very good chance you’re looking to obtain or upgrade a POS system for your growing restaurant. And if you’ve looked through this magazine’s archives, you know just how many reasons there are to make the switch.

But, I get it, you might not have the time to go through each of a system’s features to determine your level of need. So let us sum it up for you, the best way we can. Here are three of the myriad reasons for upgrading your restaurant POS system to maximize efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

1- Employee productivity

Staffing your brigade is one thing. Knowing how to best use them is something entirely different. Is your floor staff optimized to maximize their efficiency in the dining room and kitchen? Are they properly upselling specials and promotions? Are they enhancing the customer experience?

With your POS system, you can analyze how the staff is working together, through data that goes beyond sales figures to provide a clear view of how dedicated they are to making you money, shift over shift.

If they’re not, well…

2- Labor, staffing, and turnover

Once you have a better handle on staff productivity, you can then drill down further to gauge your staffing balance. While…

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