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.
“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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
It’s no secret that restaurants and bars run on pretty tight margins. For small businesses, credit card processing fees can quickly become a major expense. That’s why, in an attempt to offset those fees, many establishments have started offering cash discounts to their customers in an effort to encourage payment via cash or check.
Have you considered going cashless at your restaurant? You’re not alone. Spurred by the enthusiastic embrace of contactless dining during the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more restaurants are offering an “end-to-end cashless experience” that relies on credit cards, digital gift cards and mobile payment options (ie. QR codes and Apple Pay) that can all be […]
Shopping for a new POS system for your bar or restaurant? The right POS system will help you streamline operations, respond to changing guest preferences, gather valuable customer data and keep your restaurant running smoothly so you can focus on cooking up a great dining experience. Here are three must-have features you should be looking […]
As customers return to their favorite bars and restaurants, restaurant owners are feeling the strains on the food supply chain through rising costs and widespread shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains at an unprecedented level, and with no end in sight — at least for the short term — restaurants must adapt […]