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Staff Shortage Still? - Here is How Your Point of Sale System Can Help

Oct 1, 2021 9:13:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering, Pay at the Table, EdgeServ POS, Labor Costs

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Everywhere we turn, it seems like restaurants are still struggling to find employees.  We are hearing stories of having to reduce hours, postpone openings, closing on days they don't have enough employees to run the business, etc.  Here are some helpful hints!

Between COVID concerns and staff shortages, restaurateurs are really having to work extra hard these days to keep their doors open.

Below are some ideas to help reduce staffing needs, save time, and lower costs.

Use your point of sale for order taking and cashiering - with dine-in, online ordering, pay at the table web menus, and other time saving features.

Let's take a closer look at dine-in, as an example:

The customer simply scans a QR code on the table, places and pays for their order on their phone - eliminating the need for a dedicated server to attend to that table.  

The same goes for online ordering - the customer places the order, freeing up staff from answering phones and entering orders into the point of sale system.

With pay at the table, you can reduce staff at cashier or hostess payment stations, freeing these employees for other tasks.

Use integrated web menus - place QR codes in key locations - the windows, on tables, or anywhere a customer is waiting.  And don't forget to place a link on your website and Facebook pages.  Using a web menu saves time and money - no need to print pages and pages of menus, reduce staff time bringing menus to the tables, etc.

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Tips for Running a Successful Online Ordering Business

Dec 2, 2020 9:39:55 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering, COVID-19 Success Stories

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Now, more than ever, restaurants MUST offer online ordering for their customers - many restaurants are closed to inside dining and customers are also demanding the ease of online ordering.  So we wanted to share these online ordering tips with you again.

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Does Your Retail Store Need an Online Store? We Can Help!

Dec 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering, ecommerce, retail stores

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During the pandemic, one lesson quickly learned by many businesses is that they needed an online presence - for restaurants, grocery stores and retail.  Consumers are demanding the online shopping experience and convenience.  For restaurants, in many ways, the task is fairly simple - as menus are limited and easy to quickly put online.

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South Restaurant Offers Online Ordering

May 15, 2020 2:10:37 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurla's Online Ordering, online ordering

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South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, is now offering online ordering!  You can even order their famous cocktails - like the Basil Rathbon Gin + Tonic Kit for 8.  Amazing!

Using the MobileBytes Online Ordering application, they offer curbside and takeout orders.  

Click here to see the other delectable food and beverages they have to offer!

You can also buy the Dr. Zink stickers - and the proceeds go towards a meal for our front-line workers

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Spenard Roadhouse Offers Online Ordering - Yum!

May 15, 2020 11:02:32 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurla's Online Ordering, online ordering

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 We are  always excited to show off our customers, and Spenard Roadhouse is no exception.  Always offering great food to the community - you can now order online.

 

And as great community partners, they are also selling these stickers that will go toward a Roadhouse meal for a local front-line worker!  Check out these stickers and their yummy food and beverages here -

https://spenardroadhouse.mobilebytes.com/

 

 

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A Must Read for Online Ordering for Restaurants!

Mar 23, 2020 4:21:58 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering, COVID-19 Success Stories

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During this crisis, we are all learning together as we go.  We have been talking to customers and attending all sorts of webinars to help with best practices for online ordering.  

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The New Normal? We Hope Not!

Mar 18, 2020 4:34:41 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Tips on How to Increase Revenue, online ordering, delivery

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The Shift Towards Delivery and Take Out

Today I had the opportunity to attend a "town hall meeting" with over 1,400 restaurateurs across the country.  It was only for an hour and they will be holding more, so I highly encourage you to attend when you can.  There were some great ideas and success stories from restaurant owners - many that have been shut down for over a week - and they were eager and willing to share their stories.

The tone was overall optimistic - but the general consensus was that in the short term, restaurant owners needed to make some adjustments.  Below is an article that they shared, with some really great tips on how to make those changes in order to survive and thrive in the coming days: 

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Take Beautiful Food Pictures on your Phone to Use for Online Ordering

Nov 5, 2015 2:45:46 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering alaska, food pictures alaska, online ordering anchorage, Skurla's Online Ordering, restaurant ordering system anchorage, food images anchorage, online ordering, Tips and Tricks, food pictures, food pictures anchorage, food photographer anchorage

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It used to be that you had to hire a professional to take pictures of your dishes for your online ordering application.  

Apps like Camera Plus,  Foodie,  and others,  can help you quickly and easily take beautiful food pictures to post on your Facebook page or to use for your online ordering system.

For help on getting online ordering  setup for your restaurant system or tips on how to take better food pitcures, keep reading below.

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