A Mobile Point of Sale for Mobile Business

By Thomas Greenman | June 28, 2022

Skurla’s POS Solutions, in Anchorage, Alaska, has deployed the EdgeServ POS Solution on four train cars for Wilderness Express. Locally owned and operated, Wilderness Express railcars are the most innovative in the travel industry. Custom built for use on the Alaska Railroad, the railcars are among the largest in the world and take tourists from Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, and back.

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Homecoming for Gallo’s Anchorage-Dimond and Fairbanks Locations

By Thomas Greenman | June 4, 2022

We are proud to announce that Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant on Dimond in Anchorage, as well as their Fairbanks location, have come home to Skurla’s and are using our amazing new system: EdgeServ POS! With EdgeServ Point of Sale, they eliminated up to almost all credit card processing fees, and Skurla’s POS Solutions provided the entire system, paper, support, and set up at zero cost.*

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Mekong Market Opens Second Location in Midtown Anchorage

By Connie Webb | June 3, 2022

Our team at Skurla's wants to congratulate our friends at Mekong Market for the opening of their second location in Anchorage! This phenomenal market is located at the Bering Village in midtown Anchorage. This market will meet all your needs for Asian and Pacific Island specialty grocery items, but you cannot complete any grocery trip without grabbing a bite to eat from their hot bar. A personal go to for us.

Mekong Market needed a POS that could be multi-functional to handle retail, grocery, and hot bar purchases. Skurla's Grocery system powered by Auto-Star was the perfect fit. We were able to integrate credit card processing and EBT transactions to be an all in one transaction.  Our favorite POS systems are always modern, easily accessible, and cost effective for our customers, which is why we love Auto-Star. Mekong Market signed up for our PAS (Point of Sale as a Service) program. With one monthly fee they have an all- inclusive point of sale that comes with hardware, software, and in person support from our team at Skurla's. Utilizing PAS you will never have to stress over your point of sale, we are with you every step of the way. The Skurla's guarantee. Head over to Mekong Market to see our POS in action and try their delicious food!

Point of Sale As A Service!

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A Warm Welcome Back: Gallo's Restaurant

By Connie Webb | April 26, 2022

        We’d like to welcome the Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant on Arctic back into the Skurla’s family! Gallo's has been a staple for the Anchorage and Fairbanks community since 1981, serving up some of the most delicious Mexican cuisine. Being a locally owned business, they have a passion for quality and efficient service for all their customers and love all their local diners. It’s the local go-to for after-work happy hour, birthdays, or celebrating a soccer team's win. Gallo's can always keep the party going with their delicious classic tequila drinks and a large menu that anyone is sure to find an entrée that they love.

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Darwin's Theory is Keeping Alaska Classic

By Connie Webb | March 22, 2022

     Every corner you turn these days it seems there is a new up and coming brewery. Which don’t get us wrong, we love beer, and we love good times. But, there is something to be said of a bar that has been providing a gathering place for folks for years. That is what you get when you enter Darwin’s Theory in downtown Anchorage. The most classic dive bar you've ever been to. They serve up cold beers, custom shots, and are loaded with regulars. Every Alaskan has epic tales in the wild that need to be heard and at Darwin’s Theory the locals are ready to share. 

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Gather at South Restaurant & Coffeehouse

By Connie Webb | March 16, 2022

Located in South Anchorage is South Restaurant +Coffeehouse. The ultimate gathering place for friends a family day or night. For all of those early risers, you can swing by to the coffeehouse for your caffeine pick me up and a delicious baked good to start your day off right. However, you cannot go wrong by sleeping in and getting over to South for a decadent brunch. The best bonus is the location puts you in a hub for some great local shopping. You can finish off your evening with one of their craft cocktails paired with the signature tapas. 

 

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Mad Myrna's: The Best Night Out

By Connie Webb | February 7, 2022

Sometimes, day to day life can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. What’s the best way to renew your spirit? Skip the night on the couch with your favorite Netflix reruns and boogie on over to Mad Myrna’s. Fabulous entertainment, fabulous dancing, and fabulous drinks. Mad Myrna’s needs to be your go to location for a night out dancing with friends. Mad Myrna's has become the most sought out after club experience in Anchorage.  A downside of being the hot spot for dancing in downtown Anchorage? Well, not many, except you need to have the most efficient point of sales system to keep up with the constant crowds.

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Evangelo's Chooses Skurla's Again for Their POS Needs

By Connie Webb | January 5, 2022

            Do you ever have those days where you really don’t want to cook a meal, but still crave the feeling of home comfort? When you go to Evangelo’s in Wasilla, Alaska, you will get all the comfort of being at home along with the most amazing Mediterranean food that you wish you could create. It doesn’t get more authentic or delicious than this. Evangelo’s has made Alaska home for over thirty years now and is the perfect combination of Greek foods with the added flare of Alaskan cuisine. Three words…Alaska. Seafood. Pasta. Do yourself a favor and take a break from your kitchen by treating yourself to Evangelo's by dining in or ordering online. 

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F Street Station: The Place to be Then and Now

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | December 21, 2021

 

 When chatting with friends for Friday night plans in Downtown Anchorage, you can be sure to hear “F Street” on the list of stops to make. Whether you are craving a cocktail or cold beer, F Street Station has it all - it’s the ideal spot to catch up with friends. Besides being the gathering place for locals, F Street has a menu that cannot be ignored. Order the beer battered halibut - you will not be disappointed! Whether you prefer lively night life or like to pop in for lunch, get yourself over to F Street Station and see why this is the place to be.

 

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Alaska's Best Phillys: Food for the People - EdgeServ for the POS!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | December 1, 2021

Taking a walk in downtown Palmer, you can feel the love, support, and comfort that is unique to the community of Palmer alone. What better way is there to experience those comforts than trying cuisine from the people? In the heart of downtown is Alaska’s Best Phillys; offering you the comfort food of your dreams. Their menu has your favorite classic Philly cheese steak and so much more, creating a menu with a personality of its own. Add to any sandwich your favorite fried sides to complete this heart-warming meal.

David has heard from other restaurant owners that Skurla’s was the company to work with for POS and credit card processing.  With his recent acquisition of Alaska’s Best Phillys, he needed a system and a company that would take care of those needs, while they focused on living up to their name and making the best phillys in Alaska.  We were happy to answer the call!

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Discount Liquor Updates!

By Carrie Weinfurter | September 29, 2021
If you're ever on the Kenai Peninsula, stop by Discount Liquor in Soldotna, located on the Kenai Spur Highway. It's "your destination for great deals on a wide selection of wine, beer, and spirits." 
 
 
Skurla's installed Auto-Star POS because the owners of Discount Liquor wanted a system that could do everything they needed and more, including advanced inventory with a wireless mobile scanning solution and intelligent reordering. Discount Liquor demands the best service for their customers, and with their new technology, they can do that. Stop by to get stocked up for your next adventure!
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Crossroads Lounge!

By Carrie Weinfurter | August 5, 2021

Crossroads Lounge is a homey Anchorage bar just outside of downtown. Dottie and Jennipher have been running the place "where friends meet" for almost four decades. With a great staff and the motto "Old friends, new friends and friends we have yet to make," you don't wanna miss out. They have 15 flat-screen TVs (great for sports fans!), a pool table, darts, foosball and even an internet jukebox. They serve appetizers, daily soups and hotdogs, and have a full bar. 

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Spenard Roadhouse Updates!

By Carrie Weinfurter | July 28, 2021
Spenard Roadhouse is a popular Anchorage favorite, opening in 2008 and growing ever since. They serve contemporary comfort food "just like Mama used to make — with a twist!" and are famous for their delicious tater tots and bacon, even having a "bacon of the month!" They have a full bar with house-infused vodkas and small-batch bourbons - not the mention their large cocktail menu with their team constantly coming up with new drinks. They also offer eight local beers on tap and a variety of wines. 
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Last Call Delivery and Catering!

By Carrie Weinfurter | July 12, 2021

Last Call was opened by Gregory Daniels as a ghost kitchen concept with food delivery only. Because of their extended hours, they quickly grew and became popular for the late-night crowd, with a variety of wings, sandwiches, and more. They opened a physical restaurant on Fireweed Lane so their fan base could have a place to enjoy their delicious food. 

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Nunamiut Grocery Newest Updates!

By Carrie Weinfurter | June 30, 2021

If you're ever headed up north to Anaktuvuk Pass, you'll probably stop for groceries at Nunamiut Grocery. With a variety of groceries, hardware and more, this is a primary hub for the 341 residents there. The store is part of the Nunamiut Corporation, formed by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1973.    

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Nunamiut Corporation Hotel and Restaurant- An Alaskan Experience!

By Carrie Weinfurter | June 23, 2021

Looking for an Alaskan experience? The Nunamiut Native Corporation Hotel and Restaurant just south of Anaktuvuk Pass is exactly that. With just one day of travel, you’ll see million-dollar views of mountains and the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Once you’re there, you can learn about the culture and history of Nunamiut people, in the village's popular history museum, and see lots of wildlife including moose, grizzly bears, caribou, and a diversity of birds.

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Cheers to Reilly's Irish Pub!

By Carrie Weinfurter | June 16, 2021

Reilly's Irish Pub is a fun and festive locals bar with great drinks and special performances of live music and Irish dancing.  Even after the past year of COVID, Reilly's is coming back strong and still the place to be. With a cheery St. Patrick's Day theme, March is their busiest time of the year.

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The Peanut Farm's Newest Upgrade

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 29, 2021

The Peanut Farm has been an Anchorage staple since 1958 when it was built by hand in conjunction with the Campbell Creek Bridge. The Peanut Farm is a local’s sports bar with Alaskan views that appeal to tourists as well. It is renowned for its enormous bar and even larger TVs. And, in keeping with the times, also features a TV screen at every booth so that “You’ll never miss a minute of the big game.” This is a business that has always kept on to go on.

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Corks and Hops- Your Newest Eagle River Dining Location

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 19, 2021

In the past few years, Eagle River is starting to have its own cuisine draw. One of these blooming restaurants is Corks and Hops.  This restaurant is chic with its elevated bistro aesthetic with bright, modern fixtures and full wrap around bar. When it comes to maintaining aesthetic, Corks and Hops doesn’t miss a beat with a menu that boasts upscale food items like cheese plates and gourmet pizza. They have even included a varietal of macaroni and cheese that turn this household classic into ode de cuisine.

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Tent City Taphouse

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 18, 2021

Despite facing the challenges of this new COVID world, Tent City Taphouse opened with much aplomb this past October. Tent City Taphouse came to Skurla’s to get a point of sales system, per the recommendation of 49th State Brewing company chef de cuisine, Daniel Shier. Our point of sales system provides the necessary flow from customers to servers to the kitchen and back that allows for expedient service. Our team installed two fixed systems, one of which was charmingly placed on top of an antique register. Additionally, we equipped them with two, versatile mini systems as well. We are honored that Tent City chose our company to not only facilitate their business needs, but also to support local Alaskan business.

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We Love Tastee Freez! Be Like Rich!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | November 9, 2020

First of all, I wanted to preface this story to say how sorry we were to hear about the theft of the ATM at Tastee Freez last week.  I am sure many of you have seen the video by now.  We are saddened and also mad that this happened to our good friends. 

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COVID-19 Can't Change How Alaskan's Enjoy Their Pizza and Beer

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | September 28, 2020

Now that summer is over, we are taking time to reflect on some of the cool things that happened these last few months.

Summer activities in Alaska are all about getting the most out of the outdoors:

fishing, camping, and hiking, and eating outdoors. However, the pandemic put some hitches in our Alaskan summer, including our dining experiences. COVID-19 has changed many things, but Alaskans are known for their resiliency and ingenuity, even before experiencing a global pandemic. And, as Alaskans, we have found ways to adapt, while still enjoying our summer dining staples, like having pizza at Moose’s Tooth and Bear Tooth.

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Shout Out to Bear Paw Bar & Grill

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | June 8, 2020

Talk about overcoming obstacles - The Bear Paw Bar & Grill opened their doors to their beautiful new restaurant the day restaurants we shut down due to the pandemic.  But look at them now!  They have reopened with yummy food, great beverages and a beautiful outdoor patio. 

According to owner, Bruce Burnett: 

“After years of being a National Franchise, we wanted to be able to offer more to our guests and create a space that showcases to visitors, a truly Alaskan experience. Our concept is simple. Create an environment that is welcoming, and stimulates that adventurous Alaskan spirit."

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South Restaurant Offers Online Ordering

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | May 15, 2020

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!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | May 15, 2020

 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 Howling Success

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | July 23, 2019

Gallo: The family name is synonymous with successful Mexican restaurants in Alaska. But when Jesse Gallo and his uncle wanted to open their own place, the pair wanted to do something different. Enter Saint Coyote, which opened in May on West Dimond Boulevard. No tacos here! The mouth-watering menu is diverse, ranging from a polenta appetizer to stuffed bell peppers to Cornish game hens to burgers to Alaskan seafood.  

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Hub of the Yukon

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | July 23, 2019

If you live in Galena, located on the north end of the Yukon River, the nearest big supermarket is in Fairbanks, 280 miles away and only accessible by air. The 484 residents there are grateful to have Sweetsir’s Store in town. The grocery and general-merchandise shop has served Galena and its many surrounding villages for decades.

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A Wish Granted

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | July 19, 2019

Lucky Wishbone is the kind of restaurant that inspires passionate reviews from its customers. The pan-fried chicken, hand-formed cheeseburgers and fresh milkshakes are legendary, and its down-home, family-friendly atmosphere has brought generations of repeat visitors since 1955.

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Springtime in the Park

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | June 4, 2019

If you have never been to Denali National Park in the springtime, you are missing out on some incredible wildlife experiences.

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Land's End Resort Goes Live with MobileBytes

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | June 4, 2019

In our office, we always tease that when one of our implementation specialists go somewhere cool in Alaska to do an install, we will have to deduct vacation time.

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More Reasons to Visit the Park

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | May 14, 2019

If you haven't been to the Grande Denali Lodge or the Denali Bluffs Hotel in Denali National Park - you are missing out on some stunning views and world class food in their restaurants.

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Modern Fusion of Ambience and Service

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 16, 2019

Ambience is an important facet when patrons visit a fine-dining restaurant. In addition to fabulous food, they want a feel-good atmosphere and excellent service. Located in downtown Anchorage for more than a decade, Ginger has figured out that magic combination. 

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No Blarney - MobileBytes Works!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 16, 2019

“May your pub always be too small to hold all of your friends.”

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Serrano's and MobileBytes - Perfect Combination for This New Venture!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | January 23, 2019

Serrano’s Mexican Grill has two locations, caters and delivers. What else could they possibly do?  An awesome food truck!

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"Bella" Service

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | November 1, 2018

My husband, Doug, and I recently went to Bella Vista Restaurante for dinner. We knew our meal would be fabulous. But what about the service? It’s a busy, busy place. The restaurant is known for its amazing food, from hand-tossed pizza to Greek salad to steaks and seafood. Owner Bobby Alefantinos and his sons personally ensure that fresh, delicious fare comes out of the kitchen. A loyal clientele confirms the popularity of this Peters Creek mainstay since 1977.

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Serrano's Chooses MobileBytes Point of Sale System For Their Multi-Location Restaurant

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | October 29, 2018

Serrano’s Mexican Grill values local and organic farms, choosing to purchase everything from produce, meats, and cheeses from their network of family-owned farms. They also believe that no two customers are alike and enjoy customizing the dining experience for their guests.

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A Local Favorite Opens a Second Location with an Asian Fusion Twist

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | August 23, 2018

Tozai is an Asian fusion restaurant in mid-town with a beautiful atmosphere. The owner, Sun Kim, had been looking to open a second restaurant for a while. Sun also owns Sushi & Sushi - a favorite sushi spot in Anchorage.

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Three Bears Grocery Has Pizza & MobileBytes!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | July 24, 2018

Three Bears Grocery has added a pizza place at their Chugiak location - Bear’s Den Pizza! They are known for their Chicago Deep Dish pizzas that are just like the ones in The Windy City.

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Iconic Bar in Spenard - New Look & New Point of Sale

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 30, 2018

The Carousel Lounge (known as "your friendly neighborhood dive bar") was originally housed in a downtown Anchorage building in 1957.  In 1967, it moved to its current location in Spenard.

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