iPad POS | artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence 101: Things You Need to Know

Wouldn’t it be nice if mundane tasks like emails to employees or data entry were done automatically? AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is the buzzword of the moment, and with good reason. It’s shaping the future of how businesses –no matter the size– can develop more meaningful interactions with their customers. While the idea of using AI is foreign to many, it’s not as sci-fi as it sounds. With the implementation of automation, a form of...

iPad POS | Pizzeria Pain Points

4 Ways Revel Addresses Pizzeria Pain Points (Client Testimonials)

1. Syncing Back of House With Front of House You may equate seamless customer experience with front of house operations like online ordering, mobile order takers, and Self-Service Kiosks. But what you may not be accounting for are your back of house operations. Ensuring a flawless end-to-end customer experience, is ensuring that your front of house syncs seamlessly with your back of house. To maintain efficiency across your pizzeria, it’s important to organise how orders...

iPad POS | Lessons in Dreaming Big from Big D Barbecue

Lessons in Dreaming Big from Big D Barbecue

Jordy’s story is the stuff of the American Dream. He never lost sight of his vision, enlisted the help of his family and friends, literally put his entire savings into barbecue, and luckily it’s all paid off. Jordy Jordan, owner of Big D Barbecue, just outside of downtown Dallas, Texas, quit his nine-to-five to open a spot featuring organic barbecue and craft beer. Big D Barbecue did eight-thousand dollars in sales in their first month....

iPad POS | delivery technology

2017 Delivery Technology Trends

Pizza was the great catalyst for the popularity of the online delivery industry. And while pizza accounts for some 60% of the online food delivery market, this day and age you can get everything from your laundry to your booze delivered right to your doorstep! The recent expansion of the delivery industry can largely be attributed to increased access to technology and demand for convenience. Generation Y, informally known as the “Convenience Generation”, now gets...

iPad POS | fast casual

Fast Casual Restaurant Success Stories (And What We Can Learn From Them)

As defined by Wikipedia, a fast casual restaurant does not offer full table service, but promises higher quality food than other fast food restaurants. Positioned between fast food and table service dining, fast casual consists of counter service, upscale ambiance, and fresher ingredients. This concept has been championed by major players like, Grilld’, Mad Mex, Nandos and Zeus Greek Street among many others. To quantify its popularity, Franchise Help reported that since 1999 fast casual...

iPad POS | pizzeria

How Your Pizzeria Can Stay Competitive [Interview]

We sat down with Revel’s resident pizza expert, Vinh Trinh, a Senior Sales Executive at Revel, who has countless pizzeria clients and conversed with many more on the topic of quick service and table service technology. His adoration for pizza, both in work and in life, has helped empower numerous pizzerias, and he’s here to share his insight into the marriage of technology and pizza. What are issues, specific to pizzerias, that can arise with...

iPad POS | tea talk

Tea Talk: The Dreams of My Mother

“Ever since I was two years old, I enjoyed drinking tea. It’s the last of the family traditions to stay with me—to have tea after every meal.” There’s a pause. “My mom always wanted to have her own tea shop, but she lived in China and opening a business back then was not really like it is now. The whole idea is still really new.” There’s a subtle cheeriness in Jenna McCarthy’s voice when she...

iPad POS | St. Patrick's Day

Prep Your Bar For St. Patrick’s Day

People have been ‘wearing the green’ celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for over two-hundred years, and it’s no surprise that in 2017 spending for the holiday is expected to reach $5.3 billion. St. Patty’s Day is one of the most globally celebrated holidays all year. It’s a great time for businesses to boost sales during a time that is typically pretty slow for retailers and restaurants. January through April are often sleepy with consumers tightening purse...

iPad POS | digital coupon

Anatomy Of An Effective Digital Coupon

One of the biggest giants in the beverage industry, Coca-Cola, birthed the idea of the coupon. The consequence? Coke gave away an estimated 8.5 million free drinks and completely changed the way businesses market. In what was a last ditch effort to sell drinks, ended up turning a struggling soda company into a hugely successful global enterprise. The significance of today’s coupon era can clearly be accredited to this rags to riches story. But much...

iPad POS | restaurant technologies

5 Restaurant Technologies Driving Customer Happiness

If you are in the service industry, you know that customer happiness is a key indicator of how your restaurant is performing and a key point of competitor differentiation. “Service with a smile,” while important, is just the tip of the iceberg in achieving customer happiness. Drive customer happiness and dish out top notch service with these five restaurant technologies: Digital Loyalty Programs For example, the classic loyalty stamp card, printed on a small piece...

iPad POS | Say goodbye to hefty upfront hardware costs with RaaS!

Say goodbye to hefty upfront hardware costs with RaaS!

Opening up a new business or revamping an existing one can be a costly exercise. Unforeseen expenses often rear their head resulting in an unexpected drag to your cash flow, leaving you with no option but to compromise on other areas of your business. Despite being a core pillar of many successful SMBs in the hospitality and retail sectors, a Point of Sale solution is often one of the last expenses that gets factored into...

iPad POS | Pitchoun Bakery: Keeping Three Generations of Bakers Alive

Pitchoun Bakery: Keeping Three Generations of Bakers Alive

Have you ever felt you need to keep family tradition alive? Frédéric Soulies, owner of Pitchoun Bakery, comes from three generations of bakers, and it’s in his blood to bake. The entire concept behind his business is around memories with his grandparents. Soulies’ grandparents would always call him “Pitchoun,” which means “kiddo” in the south French dialect. And that’s where the name behind Pitchoun Bakery came from. It’s been a long journey for Soulies, from...

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