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 Sam Laurin | 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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Qinarmuit is Now Using the Aurora Alaska Tough Grocery System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | October 18, 2017

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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Value Liquor Has Been Serving Their Customers Since 1979!

By Thomas Greenman | August 17, 2017

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. 

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In Case You Missed This Earlier - From 49th State Brewing

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | July 10, 2017

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.

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Buckets Sports Grill in Soldotna - Now Part of our MobileBytes Family.

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | June 21, 2017

If you have ever been fishing down on the Kenai, you have probably heard of and/or  stopped by Buckets Sports Grill.   But get there early, as it gets really busy!

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Everett's at Mat-Su Resort

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | June 7, 2017

This is exciting news for the Mat-Su area and Anchorage - Jerry Neeser (Neeser Construction) and his team have revitalized the Mat-Su Resort.  And not just revitalized, but transformed it into something new and amazing.  

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What Do Kenai Fjords Wilderness, Talkeetna Alaskan, and Seward Windsong Lodges Have in Common?

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | June 5, 2017

The Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is located on Fox Island outside of Seward, Alaska.  The Seward Windsong Lodge is just outside the city of Seward, on the road to Exit Glacier.  And the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is on the ridge just above the town of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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There's More to Denali Than The Mountain - MobileBytes POS in the Park

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | May 25, 2017

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.

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Welcome Sparta Pizza to the MobileBytes Family

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 26, 2017

One of our latest MobileBytes customers, Sparta Pizza,  offering Philly and Greek specialities, delivers fresh and delicious foods to your door.  Order now through MobileBytes Online Ordering module:

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Ray's Waterfront in Seward, Alaska Now Using MobileBytes and EMV

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 10, 2017

If you live in Alaska and have ever visited Seward, you are sure to know this famous landmark - Ray's Waterfront Restaurant.  The food and the views are amazing.  

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House of Tamale - Amazing Tamales - and they use MobileBytes!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 15, 2017

We are very excited to announce another MobileBytes customer, House of Tamale!

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:

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Organic Oasis - Another Happy MobileBytes Customer!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | March 9, 2017

We are very excited to announce our newest MobileBytes customer, Organic Oasis!

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Brevig Mission Implements a New Grocery System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | February 15, 2017

Brevig Mission is  an Inupiaq Eskimo village of about 350 residents, located at the mouth of Shelman Creek on Port Clarence, 5 miles northwest of Teller and 65 miles northwest of Nome.

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Butcher Block No. 9 in the News

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | December 12, 2016

Check out the ADN review of Butcher Block No. 9.   Congratulations to Nate and DeAnn Burris!

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