A restaurant POS (point of sale) is the hub of your business.
It captures orders and routes them to the right stations; it allows for easy handoff of a customer from the bar to the table; and it secures payments and delivers rich operational data to reporting systems.
As a restaurant owner, you have a million things to worry about day-to-day and, with all the options out there, researching restaurant technology is time-consuming. We created this guide to help restaurateurs understand their options and identify how new technologies can deliver deep insights and contribute to great hospitality.
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What is a restaurant POS?
Restaurants have unique operational needs, and with hundreds of point of sale systems available, it makes sense to focus on those that are purpose-built specifically for the needs of a restaurant.
Unlike a generic retail POS, a POS created specifically for restaurants supports fast, accurate communication between FOH and BOH and reduces operational inefficiency. Functions such as kitchen printer support for numerous stations, forced modifiers, coursing, auto-fire, and chat functions make ordering fast and accurate; FOH functions like tableside ordering, check splitting, mobile payments, and more allow your staff to focus on the guest instead of on workarounds required by other POS systems that are designed as an all-purpose or retail solution.
Choosing a restaurant POS will only save time and aggravation in an industry where a single-digit decrease or increase in margins can make or break a restaurant’s success.