Bistro’s are known for their slow service speeds and potential for walkaways. Specially designed POS systems can help overcome contracting sales and boost customer satisfaction.
Queue busting order processing at the counter stops potential customers losing interest. Fast, intuitive touch screen layouts stop staff needing to tab to multiple screens to process orders. On-screen prompts and menu modifiers help staff take orders quickly and without error.
On the floor ordering
Handheld pos devices replicate the main pos terminal. Orders can be taken instantly on the floor and wirelessly transmitted to the kitchen. Order flows to the kitchen are instantly smoothed out with staff no longer taking bunches of dockets over. Handhelds should use the same operating logic and screen design as the main pos terminal to cut down on staff training.
Central meal pick up
Simple and cost effective, pagers which flash and beep when a patron’s meal is ready area ideal for large bistro’s or outdoor food service. Staff can spend tens of minutes hunting for customers whilst the food goes cold. Pagers linked to the POS system can alert customers to pick up their meal from a central place as soon as it is ready.
Rewards for loyalty
Membership schemes can be managed from the main POS terminal. Integrated swipe mechanisms let points be accumulated with food or drink purchases and running totals displayed to customers.
Bistro stock levels are updated in real time and menu costs can be changed instantly. Sales and profitability of any dish can be reported on.
Reports to analyse sales, labor and stock control tools put Bistro owners in full control of their business. Real time visibility of business operations is beyond the scope of traditional cash registers but critical for success in today’s competitive market.
The Hoppers Club, a Vectron customer is running their full POS system across their bistro, bar, gaming and membership scheme. With integrated paging and POS handhelds you can read their case study on Vectron’s website