Whether you’re just starting out in the restaurant space or you’re a seasoned hospitality expert, technology seems to move faster than anyone can keep up with. What’s cutting edge one minute is obsolete the next. So with all of these new technology solutions being released all the time, what are the core solutions that you need to pay special attention to in order to stay relevant? Here are the top 5 things to consider to make sure your restaurant is operating at maximum efficiency.
Your point of sale system is the lifeblood of your restaurant and the heartbeat of the front of the house. With a good, reliable point of sale system, you provide yourself the security, accountability, tracking, reporting, and controls to help ensure more consistent, faster service.
A kitchen management system is what makes your kitchen go around. Restaurants simply wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the food they deliver. A quality kitchen management system will help provide better speed of service, customizations, and will help your staff be more efficient and productive.
When breaking down costs of running a restaurant, inventory is one of two of the largest costs your business incurs. If you don’t control your inventory, you’ll start seeing profits (by way of inventory) walking out the back door.
The second largest cost you’ll incur as a restaurant. By having a better understanding of when you need staff and when you don’t, you can save thousands of dollars over the course of the year. An extra 15 minutes per staff member per day equates to a ton of money annually.
People tend to manage the things they can see and forget about the things they can’t. A security system gives the owner peace of mind to be able to leave the restaurant and know that they, or someone else, will be able to keep an eye on it.