How to Navigate Today’s HR Challenges

In 2021, amid pandemic-driven shifts in the workforce, three-fourths of restaurant operators reported recruiting and retaining employees was their top concern. And no matter how you slice it, high turnover rates continue to nag restaurant operators. Perhaps now more than ever, restaurant operators face daunting HR challenges—challenges that, if not properly addressed, could jeopardize a […]

How to Use Visual Content to Enhance E-Commerce

Research shows just how vital imagery is. Did you know that the human brain processes visual data 60,000 times faster than text? And that 90% of the information our brains process is visual? In light of that research, it’s critical to step up the visual content, such as photos and videos, that you incorporate into […]

How Cloud-Based Technology Can Help Your Restaurant

You understanding of cloud-based technology might be, well, a little cloudy. And that’s understandable. If you’re not a techie, you might not grasp the nitty-gritty of cloud-based technology. It’s not as tough to comprehend this technology as you might think, though. For a restaurant, a cloud-based point-of-sale system can be an important component of day-to-day […]

Data-Driven Restaurant Marketing: Unlock the Power of Your Cloud POS System

Are you using data-driven tactics to effectively and efficiently market your restaurant to hungry people all over St. Louis? If the answer is no (or not sure), never fear! With today’s highly integrated restaurant technology, it’s easier than ever to collect and leverage customer data to boost sales and attract/retain valued guests.

Thinking of Finding a New Restaurant Technology Partner? Think Local!

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same thing.” We all know it’s important to support local businesses — whether it’s a neighborhood coffee shop, used bookshop or trendy boutique, choosing to support local businesses is an investment in your community that can have positive returns for everyone. […]

On-the-Go Restaurant Tech: Keep Your Patio Profitable with Handheld POS Devices

Here comes spring, and with it the return of patio season in St. Louis! With warmer weather and COVID-19 restrictions loosening up, more and more customers are making the return to on-premise dining. Is your restaurant ready for the summer rush? Many restaurant owners are turning to tech to make sure they’re providing a streamlined […]

Labor-Management Systems: A Smart Solution for Restaurants’ Rising Labor Costs

It’s no secret that labor costs are on the rise. Many restaurant owners are offering higher wages to attract and retain the good employees that their customers demand. Yet in an industry where profit margins were already notoriously tight, rising costs for anything can cause complications with the overall budget. So what’s a restaurateur to […]

The Future is Contactless — Scan-and-Go Tech Goes Mainstream

Perhaps you remember the first time you used a self-checkout lane at the supermarket, sometime during the early 2000s. It likely felt foreign, and maybe even somehow wrong? And yet, in 2021, nearly 60% of American consumers said they’d head to a self-checkout lane instead of a cashier when given the choice.

Order Up! How to Choose the Right Online Ordering System For Your Restaurant (That Isn’t a Third-Party App)

Not-so-breaking news! Online ordering for restaurants is having a moment. In fact, online orders now represent more than a third of all restaurant orders (compared to just 10% pre-pandemic). Online ordering, either for carryout or delivery, has grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic since 2014, and that number is only expected to rise.