Many restaurants are struggling with adding Online Ordering to their restaurant.
It can be a daunting task for many of us to be task with setting up online ordering. Well, lucky for you it is not nearly as difficult as it sounds. It can actually be set up pretty quickly and cost effectively with the right system. The first step is to select a system that ties into your POS system so you have less overhead. A modern cloud based system has a huge head start compared to a legacy POS system. Often it is simpler and more cost effective to start with a new system than retrofit an older system with online ordering..
Having Online ordering today is not a luxury it is a a must have.
With the pandemic raging all around us you need to give clients as many opportunities to order from you as possible. A simple system to get your online ordering presence set up quickly with out breaking the bank is installing Heartland Restaurant Point of Sale. Powered by the cloud Heartland Restaurant POS quickly enables you to be online in a matter of hours not days and without all the complications of designing your own site from scratch. Because it is a cloud based solution your menu is already on the cloud and we flip a switch and in a matter of minutes Heartland has produced a website. Now all you have to do is get the word out.
You don’t have to be a webmaster to run your own online ordering site.
Because Heartland takes care of all the behind the scenes work of setting up the web address you don’t need to know anything about web hosting. You simply have a web portal to log into you account to manage items. Once published simply share the word with social media, signage, flyers in your to go orders etc. Soon orders will be pouring in. The greatest thing about these orders is they are commission free. Don’t lose sleep, give us a call and let us show you how simple and cost effective adding online ordering to your restaurant truly is. Call us at 800-863-2274 or visit us on the web at adding online ordering to my restaurant.
In the new normal we are all finding ourselves in we need to find safer ways to conduct business. You want to make sure your guest feel safe as well as your staff right, we all do. The question that always comes up is how do we accept payments without handling a credit card? The answer is the new contactless payment option found in the Heartland restaurant POS system. As long as you are processing with heartland as well your guest will have the option of paying their guest check with their phone without having to download an app.
What can Contactless Payments do for your restaurant?
You will be able to accept payments through credit card scan, pay by link and even Apple Pay. All of these features can increase your table turns because guest pay their check when they want. This process only takes takes ten seconds from start to finish. Servers will love this feature too because it cuts back on the trips to the table for them while still allowing their guest to apply a tips to their payment. This feature can be used for carryout , delivery and even catering orders. The QR Payment feature will be offered with no additional fee to Heartland processing merchants on Heartland Restaurant point of sale.
Contact us to schedule a free no obligation demonstration
With associates covering Western Washington from our Seattle area office or our home based employees we have you covered about anywhere you are in the state. Call us at 253-839-9636 or of course check us out at Seattle Heartland Restaurant POS system.
Make an informed buying decision when you are selecting a new system
The trending business model in the restaurant POS industry is a little confusing. In the last decade most of the POS system on the market are now owned by credit card processing companies. This has caused a lot of misleading offers to flood the market. One of those misleading practices is the “Free POS” offers you may have seen. being a business person your self can you really fall prey to a “Free” offer of anything. You and I both know nothing is free. If a company is offering you a free system it is because they are over charging you for merchant services. That company offering the Free system has to pay for it somehow! The first consideration in buying a new system is “do i want to be in a long term contract to pay off a free system”?
Partner with a local company that is also invested in your community
Take a look at what POS re-sellers in your community have to offer. Don’t buy a system from across the country or from your bank. Spend your time in creating a dining experience for your guest not chasing down a company on the other side of the country to get something resolved. Investing locally can free you of extra burdens you should not have to deal with.
Look at total cost of ownership not just the start up cost
Ensure when you are calculating total cost of ownership to factor in credit card fees. Factor in all the cost to get a true picture. If merchant services are part of your system include those cost. We have created a restaurant POS buyers guide we invite you to download and examine before purchasing a system. Read our guide and contact us to schedule a demo.
Delivery and Vegan Food are the fastest growing restaurant trends
According to Grubhub and Yelp vegan and vegetarian options are trending like never before. The fastest growing item overall was cauliflower crust pizza. According to the “Year in Food” report cauliflower popularity grew by 650%. After several years of growth in meat alternatives can this really be called trendy any longer? I would suggest this is far from a trend. Americans are looking for comfort food without the animal protein.
Dine in, Delivery or in home Meal replacement that is the question
Whether you are catering to the meat alternative crowd or still serving meat and potatoes how and where are the next frontier. Diners are voting with their wallets and they are choosing in home meal replacement and delivery. Several restaurant publications have recently featured restaurants that have closed their dining rooms to expand delivery and take out ops. What this tells me is people want fresh not frozen and quality made meals. If it were just wanting to eat at home we would just nuke a frozen dinner right? Well, that ain’t happening.
Do you have to respond to trends in order to make it today?
Well that answer to that is above my pay grade. I do think if you are just starting in business and catering to younger diners you probably do. There is still room for the classic steak house and hopefully there always will be but the young guest are growing up in an alternative protein reality. The next generation will have never lived in a world where fast food did not offer a plant based alternative. At what point is it no longer an alternative? These same consumers will also grow up with every restaurant having online ordering and delivery options. So regardless of the concept you operate it may be time to dip your toe into the technology pool and see what happens. No need to do a cannon ball into the deep end, start slow with an iPad POS system and go with the flow. Let your guest tell you how they want to order and respond! While we can’t help you with plant based alternatives we can assist with the modern technology for your restaurant. Call us at 800-863-2274 or online at Restaurant POS including online ordering.