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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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:Read More >
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 workersRead More >
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 -
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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.Read More >
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.Read More >
Serrano’s Mexican Grill has two locations, caters and delivers. What else could they possibly do? An awesome food truck!Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
We apologize for the pun, but are excited to let you know that the Breeze Inn in Seward, Alaska is one of the newest members of our MobileBytes family! The Breeze Inn is in the heart of Seward's busy small boat harbor on Resurrection Bay, a perfect place to grab breakfast or a sack lunch before heading out on your adventure in Seward - and a place to relax after your busy day exploring all the area has to offer.
Anchorage locals have voted Snow City Cafe, as "Best Breakfast" in the Anchorage Press since 2003! And we may be a little biased, we also think they have chosen the "Best Point of Sale" for their restaurant and kitchen operations -MobileBytes!
With all the breakfast and lunch menu options offered, they opted to use the large iPad Pros as their workstations and also for their Kitchen Display screens. The look is sleek and clean - and as one employee noted - we can see our customers better now! And we know how important that is to the folks at Snow City, as they care about good food, their community, the environment, and making people happy. Check them (and MobileBytes) out next time you are downtown!
And we are excited to welcome Club Paris as our newest member of our MobileBytes family. While they still use their trusty NCR register on the bar for a cash drawer, the rest of their point of sale operations are controlled by the MobileBytes Point of Sale system. They love the simplicity and ease of use of this system - plus they can manage the system from anywhere - even on their phones!
Jesse Dison, our senior installer, helped them implement the system, making the transition an easy one. He made sure everything went smoothly and even enjoyed their Halibut Filet. (Yes, they also have great fish on the menu).
The next time you are downtown, stop in and enjoy one of their famous steak (or fish!) dishes, and experience the history and tradition of Anchorage.Read More >
Wow - what a great company slogan- Zudy's Café - Cake with a View!
Whether you are in the mood for a salad, sandwich or seasonal soup, this Seward waterfront café will amaze you. And don't forget the cakes and pies that are made in-house to go with some Alaskan brewed coffee.
Judy made a home for her café at the old historic Alaska Railroad terminal building near the Alaska SeaLife Center. Dining on the patio is like looking at a picture-perfect postcard, with the glorious views of Resurrection Bay.
We asked Judy how she came up with Zudy’s Café, and the story makes her place even more special. She shares a very close relationship with her sister, who lives in New York. When they were children, Judy’s sister couldn’t say Judy very well, and it came out Zudy. Since then, the name stuck with her and she chose to name her café after her nickname.
With MobileBytes, Judy can view reports and make menu item changes right on her phone or iPad. Staff training was a "piece of cake" with this easy to use system.Read More >
We are proud to welcome our newest Fairbanks customer, The Liquor Well, to the Skurla’s family! Mitch and Rianna Twogood do an amazing job of providing a fantastic selection of potent potables, as well as selling Alaska made spirits. Located at 771 Badger Road in Fairbanks (North Pole), Alaska, they also carry some retail and convenience items.Read More >
Galena, Alaska is situated on the north bank of the Yukon River, 270 miles west of Fairbanks in the heart of the western Interior. Galena is the hub for smaller central Alaskan communities who depend upon Galena’s capacity to deliver health, education, cultural, social, and other services and conveniences. Every other year, Galena is one of 26 checkpoints for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Read More >
Tuntutuliak, a Yup’ik Eskimo village is located about 40 miles from the coast of the Bering Sea. Qinarmuit Corporation in Tuntutuliak recently added the Aurora Alaska Tough Grocery System to their store. At 440 miles west of Anchorage and 40 miles southwest of Bethel, Tuntutuliak relies heavily on air transportation. Seaplanes can access the village seasonally due to its location on the Kinak River, and barges deliver goods approximately six times a year. Keeping their store well stocked is important. And using the sales movement reports can help store managers know what needs to be ordered and when.
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One of our newest Aurora Point Sale customers, Value Liquor, isn’t so new – in fact, they have been serving Anchorage customers since 1979! Locally owned by the Raney family, and with three locations: Klatt & Old Seward, Dimond & Artic Blvd and Jewel Lake Rd., they are one of the most convenient liquor stores in Anchorage.Read More >
We wanted to brag again about some of our MobileBytes customers in the news. Jason Motyka and David McCarthy with 49th State Brewing earned the Small Business Administration Small Business Persons of the Year Award for Alaska in 2017. A big shout out and congratulations to this dynamic duo - read their story here.Read More >
When you think of Denali in Alaska, many words and thoughts come to mind – the mountain, tourists, wildlife, wilderness, hiking, sightseeing – all the great opportunities the park has to offer.Read More >
House of Tamale serves authentic tamales, homemade desserts, daily soup and specials, plus espresso!! We tried the tamales - they are delicious!!!
Watch for their online ordering and delivery - coming soon!
This is what they had to say about working with us and their new system:Read More >