POS Systems Dominate this Year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

POS Systems Dominate this Year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

POS Systems Dominate this Year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

The Florida Restaurant and Hospitality show in Orlando this past week was filled with three amazing days of great food and ideas to help your Restaurant become iconic and memorable.

Restaurant POS solutions were showcased by Florida Resellers,  Card Systems, Inc., Cervion Systems and JCR Systems.  Point-of-Sale Industry leaders all came together to share mega-trends,what’s new in online delivery, guest engagement with SMS text features, and kiosk order.  Delivery companies like Uber Eats and  POS delivery and tracking systems made restaurant owners re-think their position on having someone else deliver their meals.

To compete with the Amazons of the world why not harness the Digital Tools and Features in your Point-of-Sale Systems?  You can now reach out to your customers, using beacon technology and ping your daily specials right out to your customers as they drive by.  What about allowing your clients to order online to pick up in an hour or for dinner?  How about giving your customers an app to “skip the line” to order and pay without talking to anyone at your restaurant.  These features are just the tip of the iceberg of what the New POS Systems are capable of.  If they are not options in your current Point-of-Sale System, you should consider upgrading to one that has these features.

These trade shows are key to helping restaurant owners make sense of all the new technology available to make better buying decisions when choosing a POS System.  The education programs provided were practical and relevant for today’s food service personnel.  Industry leaders delivered business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, as well as their own opinions of what creates success in the food world and now in a digital world.  Contact us for more information.

Are you Digital yet?  FL Restaurant Show - MobileBytes Booth

  • Streamline your Takeout Operations
  • Increase Revenue with Digital Gift & Loyalty Programs
  • Create Operational Excellence and Lower Costs
  • Boost Beverage Earnings
  • Deliver an Optimal Customer Experience

Don’t miss the show in 2019!

Florida Restaurant Show 2018

Florida Restaurant Show 2018

It is that time of year again!   Come visit us at Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show located at the Orange County Convention Center in the heart of beautiful Orlando Florida for 3 amazing days, today through Saturday, September 8th.

Come visit us at Booth #1418 September 6-8, 2018 Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando Florida 32819 occc.net   407-685-9800

This is the place to be!  You love food!  You love people!  Give yourself a treat and visit one of the most vibrant cities in Florida.  Spark your creative appetite and turn your passion for our industry into a sustainable gift of learning to grow your talent in your field.

Whether you are a chef, caterer, baker, bar or nightclub operator, quick-serve restaurant operator, or commercial food service personnel or an independent owner.  Come join us and over 10K of our peers at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, where we will have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, the best in our business education and over 500 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant and food service community.

MobileBytes POS at Restaurant ShowAs you know we have been in Southwest Florida since 1993 and we are a woman, owned and operated business and at this show will be the Foodservice Council for  Women (FSCW) which has created a platform for women to connect, share, inspire and learn from during the Food and Beverage Portfolio trade show.

That’s not all – do you know, or are you the “best,” of the best bartenders?  The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is on the hunt for the best bartender who offers the best “hip,” cocktail in the REGION.   Come join the HIP SIP – Battle of the Modern Bartender  – FLORIDA

We’ll see you there!  Wear comfortable shoes and enter your business card for a chance to have us visit your establishment for a free live demo of what we do!

Church’s Chicken Selects Quick Service POS for iPAD

Church’s Chicken Selects Quick Service POS for iPAD

Recently one of our POS solutions teamed up with Church’s Chicken and their Point of Sale (POS) will now be used in 200 new planned Church’s Chicken franchise locations set to open over the next three to five years. See the full story here.    Because this POS had everything they wanted in a simple but powerful system they decided at Church’s, this was the right partnership.

MobileBytes Quick Service POS for iPADWe live in a fast-paced society; quick service POS needs to be fast, intuitive and reliable.   Our online and mobile ordering features, as well as integrated gift cards, are streamlined and user-friendly.   Customers have the ability using the Guest Engagement app to avoid waiting in lines by ordering ahead and completing purchases through their iOS or Android phones.  These platforms allow your customers to scan to pay, mobile ordering, skip the line and more importantly – rewards!

Your counter and drive-thru staff must be able to create and send orders quickly while providing top-tier service to demanding guests on the go.  This is the award-winning Point of Sale for you.

Does your Quick Serve Restaurant need a fast POS? 

Now with this POS, you can complete an order through payment with two taps on the ticket.  POS for iPad provides the speed, and powerful features you need while maintaining the simplicity of an iPad app.  It also allows you to scan a code on your guest receipt to earn loyalty points.  All your points are managed in the app and automatically converted to rewards when spending levels are achieved.  The more points you have, the higher your reward level and the better your reward values.

Give us a call today at 866-207-3298 to set up a free demonstration and let us help you meet the demands of today’s customers.

We’ll show you the amazing features of –Guest Display – Kitchen Display – EMV Processing – Tableside Ordering – Capture Signature – Host Waitlist – Two Tap Ticket

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To Wait or Not to Wait

To Wait or Not to Wait

To Wait or Not to Wait – Why Yes!  With our POS Host Wait-list – It’s no longer a question!

Now more than ever your patron’s time is valuable.  As a business owner, you should know most popular eateries have decided to shun reservations.  This trend is due to persuasive technology, management tools, and customer engagement.

Your host and staff will be more efficient and now they can easily send free text messages to your guest’s mobile phones when their table is ready!  Voila, more efficient wait-listing and seat tables faster.  This same system notifies servers when someone has been seated. Talk about table turnaround!

Now you are in control and have the ability with the our Host Wait-list management system with integrated text messaging to remove all those bulky, costly, limited-range buzzers.  Not only will it keep track of your guests from arrival through their order by managing your wait-list using our directly-integrated system.  But it will also add your guests, send text messages to their mobile phone when their table is ready. All you staff does is simply drag and drop guests to their designated table.  They can even add previously ordered menu items to new tickets.  Contact us to learn more 866-207-3298.

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Card Skimming/Shimming 101 – Protect your Business and your Customers

Card Skimming/Shimming 101 – Protect your Business and your Customers

With the advancements in technology, it’s just a matter of time before your business could become a victim.  Everyone who works with credit card and/or chip readers in any capacity should be aware of skimming threats and be watchful.  It could cost your business thousands and it may be someone right under your nose.

The card skimming wave was active this week in Oklahoma where the waitress was fortunately caught by her manager.  Read the full story here.  By the way, the waitress DID have an adverse background that would have been found had they run a background check.

The new era of thievery is now called “shimming”.  The thieves are inserting ultra thin circuit boards through any card slot to read EMV card details from inside the device.

What is the difference between skimming and shimming?

Skimming is recognized as fraud that “skims,” the information off the magnetic strip on a credit or debit card.

Shimming refers to an attack that captures data by tapping directly into the EMV chip.

7 Tips to Protect your Business:

  • Inspect card and chip readers regularly in and around the card slot
  • Background every employee dealing with credit cards and payments
  • Trust your instincts when it comes to your employees
  • Look into pay-at-the-table or mobile devices and software to take credit card data out of scope
  • If you must write down credit card data, protect it by locking it securely away
  • Inspect for hidden cameras or unrecognized devices
  • Ensure your host network is checking card verification codes of both magnetic strip/chip-based transaction authorization processes

7 things to Protect Yourself:

  • Trust your gut.  Rely on your instincts.  Know your surroundings
  • When in doubt, don’t use the ATM or hand your card over to a cashier
  • Make sure your card stays in sight. Never let anyone walk away with your card
  • Use your credit card instead of your debit card.  Don’t use your PIN unless you have to
  • Not all ATM’s are equal. Be particularly careful in a tourist areas
  • Use NFC or contact pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay (payment tokens). Always monitor your accounts
  • Be aware of transactions that force your card to use the magnetic stripe

We have your safe-guarded practices in mind always.  Remember, trust, but always verify.  For ideas to help safeguard your devices, call Card Systems now for all your POS, Credit Card Processing  and Equipment & Software needs.

SmartPhone Users find Mobile POS Easy to Use

SmartPhone Users find Mobile POS Easy to Use

Training and motivating a multi-generational workforce has never been easier. Your entire staff from Gen X to Millennials (Generation Y) will now find it a breeze to learn and use our restaurant POS.  This simple to use, cloud based POS system for restaurants use iPad’s in the front and back of the house. 

Almost everyone is utilizing smartphones now and you or your managers can easily log in from your smartphone, laptop, or anywhere you have an internet connection to manage your restaurant.   Menu modifications, daily specials or staff additions can be made instantly, tracked and recorded to run your business more profitably and efficiently.  

9 Simple Tips to keep your menu and guest experience fresh

Software updates are in the app store – Legacy POS software updates required time, a support technician and installation. Our software updates are available through the app store.  Just navigate to the update and run as easily as you would any other app, you are now in control!

Menu images can be taken and uploaded direct from your SmartPhone – It’s as easy as tap, click and upload, just like Instagram!  Upselling your specials has never been easier.  Snap a pic on the fly via your smartphone and upload your revised menu in the blink of an eye.

Locating your customers – Our restaurant POS offers Smart Search. The auto-fill function found in all smartphones is in our app, too.  Query a customer and find an address.  What a great time saver!

Delivery drivers use a map app and deliver more meals – Do your delivery drivers need driving directions?  Do they go to a map app on their smart phone to get there?  What general delivery area do you cover?  Enable maps through the  POS system to set delivery parameters and send driving directions to your delivery drivers.

iPhone users get message alerts for new email, message or news alert – Smartphone users sign up for alerts of all kinds. The POS sends out alerts when a new takeout order is received, when an order is ready for pickup or when a new order is sent to the kitchen, to name a few.  No more waiting in line to see who’s order is next up; the POS will tell you!

Organizing your restaurant is easy – In most restaurants, you have to accommodate parties of all sizes.  Simply drag available tables together on the screen and reconfigure seating in an instant.  Your host will also see the new layout without being in the room to see which tables are available.

Settings on your iPhone give you flexibility with your devices – Use the same settings app on the  POS to make adjustments to control your devices. Turn your iPad into a kitchen display with a simple swipe.

Text Communication – Simplify communications with your customers through the texting feature.  Use the iPad text feature to notify your waiting guests their table is ready, or a takeout order is ready for pickup.  You can even notify your customers driving by (with our beacon technology) that you have a special going on.

Reboot with the home button – Restaurant owners who know the horror of rebooting a POS during service will truly appreciate the simplicity of a cloud POS restart. Tap the home button twice, swipe up, and you’re back in business. No waiting or calling tech support required.

Want to learn more?  Click here or call 866-207-3298 to schedule a product demo today!