iPad POS | menu

Revel POS 101: Building a Menu

Building a menu that is effective and efficient is incredibly important. An inefficient menu leads to confusion at the Point-of-Sale, costing you money, increasing wait time, and hurting customer satisfaction. Whether your menu is seasonal, price-fixed, static, or a little bit of everything – it is important to deploy an effective, well-designed menu. When building your menu, make sure to reference this article to understand how you can use marketing and psychology to design your...

iPad POS | food and beverage

Food and Beverage Forecast: Gain ROI On Industry Trends

In the food and beverage industry, fads come and go quickly and to maintain relevance it is key to stay on top of these trends. Understanding how to leverage them so they are both authentic and efficient in your restaurant is an important component to growing revenue for your business. Sustainability Consumers are becoming more and more focused on environmental health, as well as their own personal well being. Sustainability in the restaurant industry is on...

iPad POS | staff

Generate More Sales With Less Staff

We’ve seen a changing landscape in the foodservice and retail industry; labour costs are gradually increasing, automated technology is becoming less expensive, and customers are becoming more technologically sophisticated. This leaves opportunity for businesses to differentiate themselves in the market and maintain their labour costs. The catalyst to this new found opportunity? Technology. By implementing technology into your business you can generate more sales with less staff, without having to compromise the customers’ experience. Self-Service...

iPad POS | The True Cost Of Food Waste

The True Cost Of Food Waste

Globally each year, around 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted, and 40% of that comes from restaurants. These numbers illustrate the pervasiveness and severity of the problem as well as the resounding impact it has on the planet. Waste at this volume can also seriously hurt your restaurant’s bottom line; throwing away food is throwing away money. According to the National Restaurant Association, on average, a restaurant loses between four and 10 percent of...

iPad POS | fast casual

Smarter, Not Harder: The Fast Casual Motto

Within the last two decades, there’s been a quiet shift within the restaurant industry, and it’s upending the way that people experience meals away from home. Prior to the early 2000s, most Australians out in one of two primary forms—the casual dining experience (think the local pub, The Hogs Breath and the Hard Rock Cafe) or your fast food staples, such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and KFC. However, starting around 1999, some new players made inroads...

iPad POS | liquid gold

Liquid Gold: Leaving Stability for Something Unknown

Do you ever feel stuck in your job, dreaming of what you really want to do with your life? Timothy Lee, now owner of Liquid Gold, gets it. He worked for numerous companies, jumping from job to job, before he took the first leap to pursue his dream of owning his own bar business. Lee always wanted to have a business of his own and he knew Liquid Gold was it. His love and passion...

iPad POS | The Evolution Of Self-Service

The Evolution Of Self-Service

Customers want to purchase what they want, when they want. Most importantly, they want the transaction to be effortless. This time-tested standard has gone through a number of iterations as technology has become an increasing driver of customer success. The concept of self-service originated in Memphis, Tennessee, at Piggly Wiggly, America’s first self-service grocery store. While the two words ‘Piggly’ and ‘Wiggly’ don’t exude innovation and dynamics, the store’s owner, Clarence Saunders, is lauded for...

iPad POS | back of house

The Restaurant Technology Ecosystem: Back Of House

The kitchen, or back of house (BOH), is another area of the restaurant that utilises technology to improve efficiencies and create innovative dishes. There are tools for the way ingredients are handled all the way from when they are received to when they reach a guest’s plate. Inventory management is essential to keeping food costs under control and making sure you have enough ingredients in stock so you don’t have to adjust menu items. Using...

iPad POS | How To Increase Servers’ Tips

How To Increase Servers’ Tips

Although it’s not a requirement per se, tipping has become more and more prevalent in Australia, especially in the mid to high end of the hospitality industry. Unlike the US where tips can make up as much as 70% of a server’s income, wait staff in Oz aren’t as reliant on tips, therefore there can be less of an incentive to go above and beyond in terms of customer service. However, should a customer deem the service...

iPad POS | franchising

What To Consider Before Franchising Your Restaurant

The opportunity to grow your business, tap into new markets, and build upon your brand identity is appealing to many restaurant owners. If you want to create a food empire, franchising may be the next step, and if done right, this can be a lucrative business venture. Pursuant to launching a franchise, there are a number of critical factors to consider. Keep your doors from closing with a well researched and thought out franchise plan. While...

iPad POS | 2.25

What’s New? 5 Exciting Features From Revel 2.25

Revel is excited to announce the release of Revel version 2.25! We’ve unleashed a number of enhancements and improvements to your iPad POS, Management Console, and eCommerce. As your platform updates roll out, we wanted to highlight five key features from the 2.25 release. 1. Brand New POS User Interface We’ve revamped our interface design to increase visual clarity for employees and shoppers, with a brighter and cleaner interface. This enhanced look is still met...

iPad POS | cut labor costs

Cut your overheads this month with Revel!

It’s no secret that operating a small business today is a tough gig. Competition is high, securing great staff is a challenge, margins are tight and keeping up with all the associated costs of running your operation can at times be overwhelming. While there are some overheads that can be cut relatively easily to maintain a steady cash flow, others are integral to your operation such as a robust POS solution. So much more than a...

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