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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Bear Tooth Theatre Pub - Great Food, Beer, Movies - and People!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 20, 2018

If we only said two things - heart of Spenard and theatrepub - most Alaskans would quickly know we were talking about Bear Tooth.  Where else in Alaska would you line up for a great movie, amazing food and good beer - all under one roof.!

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Using MobileBytes is a "Breeze"

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 27, 2018

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.

 
The staff enjoys the ability to offer tableside ordering via one of their mobile mini iPads, and the ability to manage the system from anywhere.   Plus they know that adding the EMV CHIP readers for accepting payments creates a more secure environment for them and  their customers.
 
Not to mention, our super hero, Jeff, also helped make the installation a "breeze"!  (Okay, I'll stop now.)
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Snow City Cafe Uses MobileBytes for their POS & Kitchen Display System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 25, 2018

 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!

 
 
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Club Paris Chooses MobileBytes for their Point of Sale System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 25, 2018
When you think of Club Paris - thoughts go immediately to their mouth watering 4" filet mignon.  Opened in  the late 1950's, Club Paris is Alaska's oldest steakhouse.  The building they are in was built in the 20's and has been a funeral parlor, a furniture store, and home for the store keeper.  This place is rich with history as well as amazing food and great service.  The Selman family has made Club Paris a true Alaskan dining tradition.
 

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.

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Take Time for Cake Time - at Zudy's!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 13, 2018

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.

Zudy’s is now up and running with MobileBytes Point of  Sale!  Jeff Wood was the installer and was treated to some amazing tasting cookies.  He heard from multiple people that their cakes are a must!

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.

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NIMA Store Excited to Implement Their New Grocery System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | January 25, 2018

NIMA Store replaced  their grocery scanning system this year with the Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale system from Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions., and the manager, Clara Ivanoff, said she couldn't be happier.

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Apollo Restaurant Chooses MobileBytes for their Point of Sale System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | January 9, 2018

When you go to Seward, Alaska and think of pizza, of course you think of Apollo Restaurant, which offers great food with a Mediterranean twist. But did you also know that if you bring in your catch of the day, their chefs will prepare it for you?  That is amazing!

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Excited to Welcome The Liquor Well to Our Retail Point of Sale Family!

By Thomas Greenman | December 26, 2017

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.

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Galena Liquor Store Gets a New Point of Sale System!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | November 30, 2017

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.

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Great Review from ADN for our MobileBytes Customer 907 Alehouse!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | October 19, 2017

As one of our latest members of the MobileBytes family, we just wanted to give a shout out.

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