The Hidden Dangers of Low Onboarding Costs
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Gift-giving has always been a thoughtful way to show appreciation and celebrate special occasions. Yet finding the perfect gift can sometimes feel like an unending quest. Enter Masa+ Multi-Store Gift Cards. By offering convenient gift solutions, restaurants satisfy customers searching for convenient gift solutions while promoting the growth of their business through exposure to more customers.
With an array of benefits available at zero additional cost to merchants using Aldelo Express POS, Masa+ is redefining the concept of gift-giving for restaurants.
Here are a few reasons why Masa+ Multi-Store Gift Cards are quickly becoming the preferred gift card solution for modern restaurant owners with single or multiple locations.
Embracing Conscious Consumption: the Soaring Popularity of
Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Restaurants
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In recent years, the U.S. has witnessed a remarkable shift in dining and socializing trends. The once dominant culture of alcohol-centered gatherings is gradually making way for a more health-conscious alternative: non-alcoholic “mocktail” beverages.
The growing popularity of non-alcoholic drinks in restaurants is not a fleeting fad; rather, it's a powerful movement that is gaining unwavering support. This dramatic shift not only caters to the needs of non-drinkers and designated drivers, but also reflects a wider recognition of the importance of health, moderation, and responsible consumption.
QR Codes Secure Payments in Restaurants
3 Ways QR Codes Have Revolutionized Restaurants
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QR codes have changed the way we perceive dining. More than just a novel tool for menu browsing, they have evolved into a safe, efficient payment solution that benefits both restaurants and customers. They represent an innovative leap in the food and beverage industry, streamlining the dining experience while enhancing payment security.
Here are 3 ways QR codes have revolutionized the restaurant industry:
Traditional credit card payments expose sensitive data that can be potentially misused. By using QR code-based digital payments, such as a “Scan & Pay” feature that supports payments from printed customer receipts, digital transactions are encrypted, providing a safer, fraud-resistant payment method.
October Restaurant Marketing Opportunities
MLB Postseason Playoffs, National Vodka Day, and More
The month of October is famous for Fall Harvest Festivals, pumpkin patch trips, and, of course, Halloween. Each one of these October activities provides restaurant owners an opportunity to encourage new and existing customers to visit their restaurant by incentivizing menu purchases via gift card, loyalty, and rewards-based promotions.
But in addition to these popular autumn events, here are a few ways restaurants can engage their customers this October:
Restaurants Protect Profits with Simple Inventory Management
Aldelo Express Helps Make Timely Purchasing Decisions and Maximize Revenues
Effective inventory management is an essential part of running a successful restaurant. It involves the process of tracking and monitoring expensive and high-margin food and beverage items used in a restaurant and ensures that the right amount of stock is available at the right time. A well-managed inventory system can help a restaurant in many ways, including reducing costs, improving efficiency, and increasing profits.
1. Reducing Food Waste and Controlling Costs
One of the most significant benefits of effective inventory management is that it helps reduce food waste and control costs. By tracking inventory levels, a restaurant can identify which items are selling and which ones are not, allowing them to adjust their menu and ordering accordingly. Additionally, operators can avoid over-ordering, which can lead to food spoilage, waste, and higher costs. By controlling inventory, a restaurant can maintain a steady supply of the items they need while avoiding waste and reducing costs.
2. Ensuring Consistency and Quality
An effective inventory management system can also help a restaurant maintain consistency and quality in its menu items. By monitoring inventory levels, restaurant owners can ensure that they always have the necessary ingredients and supplies to prepare dishes, resulting in consistent and high-quality menu items. This can lead to better customer satisfaction, improved reviews, and increased loyalty.
The Rise of Outdoor Dining
How Aldelo Express on Mobile Devices is Transforming the Restaurant Industry
Outdoor dining has become more than just a trend; it’s an essential aspect of the restaurant experience. Many people now prefer the flexibility and ambiance of eating outside, and restaurants are finding creative ways to adapt. This is where technology like Aldelo Express on mobile devices comes into play.
The Popularity of Outdoor Dining
Outdoor dining isn't a new concept, but its recent surge in popularity stems from various factors. The aesthetic appeal of dining al fresco has driven this trend to new heights. From simple sidewalk tables to elaborate rooftop gardens, outdoor dining offers a unique environment that promotes relaxation and enjoyment.
Evolv Offers Tier-One
Aldelo Express Cloud POS Platform
Combined with Evolv Payment Processing Restaurants Access Powerful Solution
In today’s competitive restaurant technology marketplace, it’s easy for restaurant owners to become overwhelmed by all the available options. Merchants are looking for proven and transparent POS solutions that can help immediately improve their day-to-day operations and support their long-term success. Aldelo and Evolv have partnered to offer restaurants combined access to their leading solutions with a total cost of ownership that offers no surprises to restaurant owners.
New and existing Evolv merchants can now couple Evolv’s digital payment processing services with access to the full-featured Aldelo Express POS suite of customer-facing and merchant-facing point of sale solutions. The result is a seamless end-to-end digital ordering and payment experience that is ideally suited for a broad variety of restaurant applications and that is easily scalable to meet the evolving needs of today’s merchants.
Masa+ App: Enhancing Restaurant Operations and Maximizing ROI
In the ever-evolving world of restaurant business, staying ahead means adopting technological solutions that cater to customer needs and streamline operations. One such essential tool is the Masa+ app from Aldelo Express, a comprehensive online ordering platform designed to make restaurant management a breeze. As a native restaurant POS integration for the Aldelo Express Cloud POS platform, the Masa+ app and every Masa+ solution is available to Aldelo Express users at zero additional cost.
Let's delve into the essential features of this app and explore the return on investment (ROI) of Masa+ for restaurants.
Advantages of a Restaurant Kitchen Display System (KDS)
Use Alongside Kitchen Printers or Independently for Smoother Kitchen Operations
In today's fast-paced world, restaurants and bars need to find ways to increase efficiency to keep up with customer demands. One way to do this is by implementing a kitchen display system (KDS).
A KDS is an electronic display system that complements or even replaces traditional paper tickets in a restaurant's kitchen. KDS screens allow kitchen staff to view orders as they are placed by servers using POS terminals, or customers ordering online. This ensures that orders are received promptly and accurately, allowing kitchen staff to prepare them quickly and efficiently.
Here are some of the ways a restaurant KDS can improve efficiency in a restaurant or bar:
Why Some Restaurant Customers Prefer QR Code Payments
Promote Customer Engagement and Modernize the Business with Customer-Driven Ordering and Payments
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Whether in person or online, QR codes are one of the easiest touch-free payment methods restaurants can offer customers today. For restaurant owners, QR codes provide a new avenue for customer engagement and modernize the business with customer-driven ordering and payments.
Since anyone with a smartphone can use their camera to scan a QR code, an entire world of immediacy is within easy reach for customers.
Here are 3 reasons why some restaurant customers prefer QR code-based payments:
Using Gift Cards to Increase Sales
Generate Customer Loyalty and Promote Your Restaurant
Gift cards have become increasingly popular over the years as a means of gifting for various occasions. They are a great option for consumers who may not know what to buy for someone or for those who want to give their loved ones the flexibility to choose their own gifts. However, gift cards can also be a valuable tool for businesses to increase sales and generate customer loyalty.
Here are some ways businesses can use gift cards to drive sales:
The Gift Card Goldmine:
Using Gift Cards to Boost Restaurant Profits and Maximize Sales
Gift cards have become an integral part of the restaurant industry, providing a win-win situation for both customers and businesses. For customers, gift cards are a convenient and thoughtful gift option. For restaurants, gift cards generate immediate revenue, increase brand awareness, and encourage repeat business.
Here are some of the reasons why gift cards are so profitable for restaurants, and how restaurants can use gift cards to maximize sales.
1. Immediate Cash Flow
When a customer purchases a gift card, the restaurant receives the money upfront, long before any food or services are provided. This immediate influx of cash can be especially helpful during lean times or for new establishments seeking to establish a financial foothold. Additionally, this prepayment mechanism acts as an interest-free loan for the restaurant, allowing it to use the funds for operational expenses or growth initiatives.
2. Breakage Income
Breakage income refers to the revenue generated from restaurant gift cards that are purchased but never redeemed. About 51% of gift card balances go unclaimed. This unused balance becomes a source of profit for restaurants. However, it's essential for restaurants to be aware of local laws and regulations related to gift card expiry and breakage income.
The Value of Cloud POS Solutions Today
Embracing Innovation is the Key to Long-Term Success
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Legacy point-of-sale (POS) systems have played a significant role in the restaurant sector, but POS resellers and merchants are becoming increasingly aware of an industry-wide movement toward a more dynamic and advanced solution – cloud POS.
Embracing cloud POS is not just about staying current with technological advancements – it’s about enhancing your operational efficiency and setting your business up for long-term success.
The Art of Table Turns: Maximize Restaurant Efficiency and Revenue
with Aldelo Express POS
In the dynamic landscape of the restaurant industry, there's one metric often overlooked, yet of utmost importance - table turns. A critical aspect of restaurant operations, table turns refer to the number of times a table is occupied by different guests during a service period. This number goes hand-in-hand with profit margins, guest experience, and overall restaurant success.
A restaurant is not just about the food, service, or ambiance—it's a delicate symphony of all these elements, including the rhythm of seating.
Here are a few ways that mastering table turns can have a profound impact on a restaurant’s bottom line:
The Best Fine Dining Restaurant Experiences Include Tier-One POS Coursing Solutions
Offer Personalized Dining Experiences and Streamlined Operations with Aldelo Express
Table service restaurants thrive on providing exceptional customer experiences. The heart of this experience lies in not only the food but also the ease and efficiency with which it is served. The recent release of the Aldelo Express Coursing solution has helped restaurant operators cater to their diners, with a particular focus on enhancing customer satisfaction.
The new Aldelo Express Coursing solution is more than a “Hold & Fire” feature. It takes customer-centric table services a step further by enabling servers to automatically fire single or multiple courses to the kitchen after it is entered into the point of sale.
Here's how Coursing with Aldelo Express enhances table service restaurants:
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Aldelo Express Users
Leading Digital Restaurant POS Technology Enhances Table Service Experience
The Aldelo Express Coursing solution supports up to 10 courses per meal, with custom names for each course, and the option to auto-fire courses after an order is placed. Coursing menu items, including appetizers, entrees, and drinks, can be set ahead of time in the restaurant’s back-office, or assigned “on-the-spot” from the point of sale. The new solution also supports coursing by seat, to accommodate a customer’s unique meal pacing.
4 Ways Contactless Payments are Essential for Modern Restaurants
Aldelo Express Supports Contactless Payments for Staff and Diners
The food industry is constantly evolving, and with that comes the need for more convenient and efficient guest services. In recent years, contactless payments have become increasingly popular. More and more customers now expect contactless payments when ordering from a restaurant, and even when buying food and drinks from non-traditional vendors such as food trucks and at concerts or fairs.
Here are 4 ways that contactless payments are essential for modern restaurants, especially in today's fast-paced world…
Top Five Trends Sweeping the Restaurant Industry in 2023
The impact of a technologically driven era has brought about dramatic shifts in consumer preferences and demands. Here are the top five trends sweeping the restaurant industry in 2023:
1. Sustainability on the Menu
With environmental awareness at an all-time high, restaurants are embracing sustainability not just as a buzzword but as a crucial part of their business ethos. Especially compared to recent years, customers are witnessing a surge of locally sourced, organic, and plant-based offerings on restaurant menus. The zero-waste movement is another notable trend, with establishments devising creative methods to minimize waste, from root-to-stem cooking to repurposing leftovers in creative ways.
2. Tech-Driven Dining Experiences
Technology continues to revolutionize the restaurant industry, providing seamless, personalized experiences for diners. Contactless ordering and payment systems, AI automation services, and digital menus are gaining popularity. Moreover, the rise of “smart kitchens”—using digital kitchen display systems devices for inventory management, order tracking, and streamlining operations—significantly enhances efficiency.
Securing Restaurant Owner Profits with
AI Facial Recognition Logins
from Aldelo Express POS
The restaurant industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies revolutionizing the way restaurants operate from day to day. Among these advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changer, offering innovative solutions to enhance customer experiences and streamline operations.
In December 2021, leading cloud POS developer Aldelo introduced an industry-disrupting innovation: the first of three AI Automation Services designed for restaurants. Called “AI Facial Recognition Login,” the Aldelo Express POS solution combines the power of AI with cloud point of sale technology to secure countertop POS terminals. With AI Facial Recognition Login, operators quickly bolster their POS security measures to help stop and prevent profit leakage from occurring in their restaurant.
How Aldelo Express Detects and Prevents Employee Theft
Secure the POS and Easily Identify Suspicious Patterns
Employee theft is a serious issue that is responsible for 33% of U.S. business bankruptcies each year. In the restaurant industry, where margins are already tight, the impact of employee theft can be particularly devastating. That’s why it’s crucial for restaurants to have a system in place to prevent and detect employee theft. Aldelo Express is one such system that can help restaurants stop employee theft in its tracks.
Aldelo Express is a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system designed specifically for restaurants. It’s an all-in-one solution that can manage everything from inventory and menu items to employee schedules and customer orders. But one of the most powerful features of Aldelo Express is its ability to detect and prevent employee theft.
How Aldelo Express Improves Sports Bar Operations
Make Informed Decisions and Run Your Sports Bar for Efficiently
With a variety of drinks, appetizers, and dishes, as well as discounts, events, and employees, running a sports bar can be a daunting task. But with the right tools, it can become much easier. One of the most important aspects of managing a sports bar is ensuring that everything runs smoothly, from ordering supplies to tracking sales. That's where Aldelo Express comes in. This innovative point-of-sale system is designed to help sports bars streamline their operations and improve their bottom line.
Here are some ways that Aldelo Express can help your sports bar thrive:
Masa+ Online Ordering Proven to Boost Sales
Users Increase their Sales by an Average of 8.3%
The restaurant industry is in constant flux, with technological advancements and changing customer preferences continually reshaping the way operators do business. Using scalable restaurant technology is essential to keeping up with the ever-changing restaurant industry. That’s why so many restaurant owners trust their operation with Aldelo Express POS and Masa+.
Here are several key ways that Masa+ Online Ordering helps restaurant owners increase their sales and streamline operations.
AI Automation Services
Aldelo Integration Partners
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Masa+ Online Ordering
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Mobile Handheld POS
POS Features & How To's
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