Grow your restaurant business with the right point of sale solution

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Restaurants can build sales just by choosing the right POS solution

Successful restaurants know that serving excellent food is not enough. To compete with the expanding range of local and chain options, a restaurant also has to provide consistent and seamless service. One of the best ways to do this is by choosing the right point-of-sale solution. Restaurants should consider the following trends in service when evaluating your POS solution. 

Online ordering from both mobile and web

Your customers want to order online. Your POS solution should include an easy to setup order site for mobile and web online ordering. A good POS solution will  let you quickly add in-store menu items to your online order site. And your POS solution should support in-store pickup, delivery and catering.  

With an online ordering site a restaurant immediately increases reach and marketing opportunities. For example, a restaurant can advertise ‘skip the line’ by pre-ordering. Or a restaurant can post special menus for events like Super Bowl parties. 

Personalization

Your customers want to feel special. Your POS solution should support menu item customization at the point of order and the preparation stations. The right POS solution will let your staff break apart menu items and assign custom add-ons. And a restaurant should be able to flexibly map kitchen tickets to the right prep station.

When an order comes out just as the customer ordered, without fuss, a restaurant has earned a loyal returning guest. 

Measurement

The right POS solution makes it easy for staff, managers and crew to measure menu item performance. A restaurant should consider a cloud-based point-of-sale solution so that it is accessible 24/7 from any location. And your restaurant POS solution’s features should include on-demand, real-time reports.

With real-time information you can plan inventory so you never run out of the most popular add-ons or menu items. You can also expand offerings in categories of interest. For example, a restaurant can test a vegan option and if it performs well, the category can be expanded.  

Crew Management

Happy staff will make happy customers. The right POS solution makes it easy for your staff and crew to check-in and out and manage communication.  A successful restaurant needs a POS solution that seamlessly integrates with payroll programs and tax reporting.

The right point-of-sale solution allows a restaurant to focus on customers and menus instead of payroll errors and report double entries. 

About MOJO Point-of-Sale

MOJO Point-of-Sale designs POS specifically for quick and counter serve restaurants, cafes, food trucks and artisanal concepts like bakeries, donut shops and delis. We chat with potential customers in length to determine if the MOJO POS system is the best solution.

If you are evaluating POS technology for the first time or are contemplating a switch, please reach out. We’d love to help you find the right solution. Call 866-713-2224 or info@mojopos.com. You can book a no-obligation demo here.

Growing your restaurant business during the holidays

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Restaurants can grow business during holidays

With a little advance planning and a sense of adventure, restaurants can attract more customers and grow business during a holiday season. 

Holiday Specials

During any holiday season it is important to make customers feel special. Restaurants also want to incentive customers to come back with friends and family.

To create excitement around the season, some MOJO POS customers are offering limited time menu items with a holiday theme. We love the coffee shops offering themed drinks, for example, our favorite, the Holiday Mocha Latte.

Gift Cards

Everyone loves a gift card! Offer gift cards at various price levels to bring traffic in long after the holiday. Display gift cards at the counter and advertise on social media. 

Giving Back Programs

Create signage announcing local non-profits who serve the area community. You can find non-profits near you by looking at the Charity Navigator site, or partnering with local faith-based organizations or hospital foundations. A Toy Drive or a Coat / Blanket Drive also is a way to support the giving spirit! 

Special Menu Items

Also on tap are custom-build menu items (for example, add your own holiday topping). Many are also advertising special prices (like buy one and share one with a friend) to encourage group events. We are seeing special baked goods, local artistic works like mugs, tea towels, logo merchandise like t-shirts, hats and mugs.

Merchandise and Gift Items

Reach out to local retail shops and bring in ‘stocking stuffer style products’ to sell at the counter or online. 

About MOJO Point-of-Sale

MOJO Point-of-Sale designs POS specifically for quick and counter serve restaurants, cafes, food trucks and artisanal concepts like bakeries, donut shops and delis. We chat with potential customers in length to determine if the MOJO POS system is the best solution. If you are evaluating POS technology for the first time or are contemplating a switch, please reach out. We’d love to help you find the right solution. Call 866-713-2224 or info@mojopos.com. You can book a no-obligation demo here.

Keeping up with the latest in Point-of-Sale Solutions

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How Restaurants can choose the best POS solution

Keeping up with the latest in point-of-sale technology is critical to a restaurant’s success. However, any restaurant owner can tell you that choosing the right point-of-sale is not always straightforward. In this discussion, MOJO Point-of-Sale offers some advice on how to evaluate and choose a POS solution for restaurants.

Restaurant Focused

First, focus your review to POS solutions designed specifically for the restaurant environment. POS designed for restaurant environments will include features that help expand sales, like online order sites. The best restaurant specific POS solutions include features that help improve efficiency, like crew management and robust kitchen ticket print mapping. Restaurant POS solutions must also integrate with sales tax and income tax reporting. Guests these days demand flexible payment options, so a POS solution must have features that allow split payment and tipping.

Food Trucks 

If you operate food trucks as part of your restaurant, or as your main operation, the POS must support scheduling and communication of locations and opening hours. The POS solution should also make it easy to communicate hours, locations and schedules to guests.

Avoid Hardware Investment

Restaurants should avoid POS solutions that require a specific operating system or hardware investment. Look for POS solutions that use common devices like iPads and off the shelf available hardware.  It is common for POS providers to charge for support, so restaurants should make sure you confirm that support is included.

Culture is Important

A restaurant should also look closely at the culture of the POS provider. Large POS providers rely on resellers making it hard to have a close relationship with the provider post-sale. Look for providers that ask questions about your business. The POS provider should be able to demonstrate how their solution can support your unique business.

About MOJO Point-of-Sale

MOJO Point-of-Sale designs POS specifically for quick and counter serve restaurants, cafes, food trucks and artisanal concepts like bakeries, donut shops and delis. We chat with potential customers in length to determine if the MOJO POS system is the best solution. If you are evaluating POS technology for the first time or are contemplating a switch, please reach out. We’d love to help you find the right solution. Call 866-713-2224 or info@mojopos.com. You can book a no-obligation demo here.

Publicize locations and opening hours via your online store

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MOJO Point-of-Sale lets you communicate locations and opening hours via the online store


Restaurants and Food Trucks use the MOJO Point-of-Sale built-in web order site to let their customers know where they are and when they are open. On the MOJO Point-of-Sale order site, restaurants can publish opening hours specific to locations. This allows restaurants to adjust hours at each location depending on seasonality or special events. With the MOJO Point-0f-Sale order site, Food Trucks can set schedules for each truck so that customers can easily find them. Because Food Trucks can update real-time, they can adjust easily to traffic, weather or other events. 

Want to learn more about cloud-based MOJO POS? Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.

Manage Seasonal Crew with Time-Sheets and Payroll

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MOJO Point-of-Sale lets you manage crew check-in and out, time-sheets and payroll

During the holiday season most restaurants need to hire more staff and schedule flexible hours. MOJO Point-of-Sale makes it easy for you to hire seasonal staff, manage crew check-in/out, time-sheets & payroll.  Want to learn more about cloud-based MOJO POS? Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.

Set Pricing at Checkout to Support Seasonal Menu Items

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MOJO Point-of-Sale lets you set prices at the checkout to support seasonal menu items

Restaurants can add seasonal menu items without the hassle of setting prices and inventory. MOJO Point-of-Sale lets you set pricing at checkout so you can dream up new specials everyday & your guests can checkout with ease. Restaurants who want the flexibility to grow their business will choose MOJO POS. Designed specifically for quick and counter serve restaurants, food trucks, cafes and artisanal concepts, MOJO POS includes

  • crew management
  • menu item reporting
  • scale integration
  • optional kiosk integration
  • mobile and web order sites
  • mappable kitchen ticket printing
  • and much more.

Want to learn more about cloud-based MOJO POS? Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.

Break Apart Multiples of Same Menu Item to Add Custom Modifiers

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MOJO Point-of-Sale lets you break apart multiples of same menu item 

MOJO Point-of-Sale allows your server to ‘break-apart’ multiples of a

same menu item so that modifiers can be applied to each item. An entire table can order tacos but specify unique toppings. MOJO POS allows your server to note the quantity of tacos so that the prep station can get started right away, but also note the unique toppings so final prep can be done quickly and without errors. Want to learn more about cloud-based MOJO POS? Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.

Allow Customers to Skip the Line with a Web and Mobile Order Site

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MOJO Point-of-Sale lets your customers skip the line when they order from a web or mobile site

Restaurants using MOJO Point-of-Sale can let their customers order on their website or mobile site. This means customers can so skip the line and get back to their day quickly! MOJO POS includes an easy to use / setup order line mobile / website.  Want to learn more about cloud-based MOJO POS? Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.

Tagging menu items for performance reporting

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Measuring Menu Item Performance is Critical to Restaurant Success

As a restaurant owner, it is critical to have a real-time view of how menu items are performing. Measuring performance allows you to order inventory and staff properly. Performance reports also allow you to optimize your menu items. Poorly performing menu items can be removed quickly and highly performing items can be leveraged. An owner seeing high performance will want to add similar items to the menu. Owners with multiple locations may use a location to test menu items. Seeing success an owner will know to quickly add the new item to the other locations. Restaurants with mobile locations like food trucks will use menu item measurement to have best sellers on the trucks. And catering menus should feature best selling items.  

A restaurant point-of-sale solution should offer robust reporting and measurement. Owners should be able to tag menu items in various ways to measure performance. For example, an owner should be able to tag categories (like vegan or meat-lovers), and also be able to tag individual menu items (like the vegan burger or meat-lovers pizza).

The right restaurant point-of-sale solution makes it easy for the management, staff and owner to run real-time reports and view them by location, time of day and season.

MOJO’s Point-of-Sale solution supports tagging both categories and menu items so that you can view and measure performance 24/7. Because MOJO POS is cloud-based, you can view your reports from any location, making it easy for you to adjust quickly.  Want to learn how to put tags on your menu items? Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.

Seamless Integration with Sales Tax Software

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MOJO Point-of-Sale supports seamless integration with Sales Tax Software

As we are entering the last month of 2018, MOJO Point-of-Sale wants to remind our customers that MOJO POS integrates with TaxJar Sales Tax software. When you use MOJO as your Point-of-Sale, you will not need to double enter your store, pickup, delivery or online sales. Book a Demo or call us at 866-713-2224.