How a Customer Loyalty Program Increases Sales
1. Streamlined Order Management with Aldelo Express:
Aldelo Express, a cloud-based restaurant POS system, is a tier-one modern solution serving the food service industry through its versatility, ease of use, and constant innovation.
Stop the Barking and Start the Printing!
Improve Kitchen and Bar Order Accuracy and Operational Efficiency
Kitchen printers are essential tools for any restaurant or bar that wants to improve efficiency, reduce wait times, and provide better customer experiences.
Here are 6 ways a kitchen printer can help improve efficiency and increase profits for your restaurant or bar:
1. Improve Order Accuracy
Kitchen printers improve order accuracy by eliminating the possibility of misreading handwritten orders. When servers write down orders by hand, there is a greater chance of mistakes being made, especially if servers are scribbling down orders to keep up during busy periods. With a kitchen printer, orders are printed out clearly and legibly, which reduces the likelihood of mistakes for food and drink orders that often results in lost revenue.
Gift Cards Bring Joy to Restaurants During the Holiday Season
Embrace the Season of Giving with Gift Cards
As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving and sharing joy becomes ever more prevalent. For restaurants, this time of the year presents a unique opportunity to leverage the power of gift cards. These little pieces of plastic hold immense value for both the recipients and the restaurants themselves.
Here are some examples of why gift cards are crucial for restaurants during the holiday season:
Boost in Revenue
The holiday season is one of the busiest times for restaurants because families and friends frequently gather to celebrate together. Gift cards make perfect presents for those looking to treat their loved ones to a delightful dining experience. Gift cards not only attract existing customers but also introduce new ones to the restaurant, generating a boost in revenue during this festive period.
Gift cards serve as a reflection of customer loyalty and appreciation. By offering gift cards, restaurants acknowledge their customers' support and build stronger connections with them. When customers give these cards to their friends and family, they indirectly endorse the restaurant's cuisine and service, further reinforcing their loyalty to the restaurant.
Preparing Your Restaurant for Holiday Crowds
Bolster Your Operation for the Busy Holiday Season
The holiday season is nearly here, meaning restaurant owners and staff will begin facing an influx of customers looking to celebrate with good food and company in a welcoming environment. To boost a restaurant’s reputation for high-quality services and support positive dining experiences, merchants must adequately prepare their staff and their operation for holiday crowds.
Here are some invaluable tips to prepare your restaurant for the busy holiday season.
Staffing and Training:
- Increase Your Workforce: Anticipate the need for additional hands. Hire temporary staff if necessary and start training them early.
- Refresher Courses: Even for your regular staff, consider a brief refresher training session, focusing on efficiency, customer service, and handling high-pressure situations.
The Hidden Dangers of Low Onboarding Costs
How to Avoid Becoming Trapped by Binding POS Contract
Running a restaurant comes with its fair share of challenges, and choosing the right point of sale (POS) system is undoubtedly one of the most critical decisions a restaurant owner can make. In recent years, there has been a surge in POS companies offering seemingly irresistible low onboarding costs to attract merchants.
However, these seemingly appealing deals can often lead to a trap that's difficult to escape from when it comes time to change POS systems…
PRESS RELEASE: Aldelo Announces Updated Onboarding Process for Direct Integration with DoorDash Delivery Service Platform
September 27, 2023
Onboarding Process for Direct Integration with
DoorDash Delivery Service Platform
Now Available to New and Existing Aldelo Express Cloud POS Merchants
The updated Aldelo Express DoorDash onboarding process allows merchants to create a new DoorDash account or log into their existing DoorDash account to begin a seamless deployment process. The new experience provides a simple pathway for merchants who wish to add yet another efficient, valuable, and customer-driven solution to their restaurant operation.
Once the onboarding process is completed, scheduled and on-demand menu changes made in Aldelo Express Cloud POS platform are automatically displayed on the DoorDash online delivery platform, eliminating extra work for Aldelo Express users. Hourly platform syncs ensure available menu items and subsequent updates are accurate, including informing customers of “out of stock items.”
Top 5 Reasons You Need Aldelo Express for Android
Aldelo Express Provides Resellers and Merchants
“Freedom of Choice” POS Hardware Options
Unlike many point-of-sale developers, Aldelo Express POS software is supported by multiple non-proprietary hardware devices, including iPads, Android Terminals, Android Tablets, and Android Mobile devices. With full-featured POS solutions available across inter-operable iOS and Android-based POS devices, Aldelo Express provides resellers and merchants “freedom of choice” POS hardware options.
Here are 5 reasons you need Aldelo Express for Android:
1. Small, Yet Powerful
Aldelo Express Android Mobile POS devices have the same features as tablet and terminal based devices – PLUS a built-in printer and cell-based technology that allows staff to roam indoor and outdoor dining environments to place and close orders. Android Mobile POS devices support remote ordering and payments for customer deliveries, poolside service, multi-level establishments, and remote operations that extend a brick-and-mortar restaurant into the local community.
Unwrapping the Benefits of Masa+ Multi-Store Gift Cards
Feature-Rich Gift Card Solutions Available at Zero Additional Cost
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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.
Marketing Opportunities Coming this September
NFL 2023 Season, Pepperoni Pizza Day, National Coffee Day, and More
As customers move back into school year and busy autumn routines, restaurants have several opportunities to attract new and existing guests with creative restaurant marketing campaigns. Here are a few ways restaurants and bars can attract customers in September 2023:
National Football League 2023 Season
Baseball may be called America’s pastime, but football is far more popular with over 150 million viewers each season. This year, the National Football League 2023 season opens on Thursday, September 7th in Kansas City. Restaurants easily attract hungry customers by hosting happy hours and special discounts on NFL game days. Fortunately, restaurants don’t have to host a football watch party to participate – game day specials are a great way to boost sales by encouraging guests to purchase food to-go, for pick up, and even delivery in advance.
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:
August 15, 2023
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.
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