Hospitality Technology recaps 10 of the biggest technology announcements from the 2011 National Restaurant Association show, including: mobile point-of-sale applications that leverage the iPad, online learning modules, and a guest-facing application that combines features from Foursquare, Citysearch and more.
Revel provides a complete front- to back-of-house system that manages menu and ingredients, order-taking, secure payment processing, real-time reporting, inventory management, and much more.
Self-service solution allows restaurant and bar patrons to order and pay at their table through a digital menu interface on a portable touch-screen computer, wirelessly connecting each table to the restaurant's wait staff and existing POS system.
New mobile offerings include mymenu, mobile payments with Tabbedout, an iPad ordering app, mobile mymicros.net, Mobile iCard, and NFC pay-at-the-table with VeriFone PAYware Mobile.
The ability to run Squirrel Professional on an Android tablet is the latest addition to the Squirrel Mobility suite of solutions, which also includes point of sale software for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Micros restaurant and bar customers can deploy Tabbedout's mobile payment application for tab payments, social media integration, and direct marketing
The specialty cafe franchisor and retailer has installed Micros POS and enterprise solutions in 170 locations, with an additional 130 roll-outs planned for the few months.
Covering tableside ordering on the iPod touch to energy-saving printers, this annual supplement showcases the latest POS hardware and software solutions to hit the market.
When it comes to mobile point-of-sale technology, are restaurants better off investing in tried-and-true commercial devices or consumer-grade solutions, such as iPads or smartphones? Operators weigh the pros and cons of price, durability, battery life and more.
An examination of companies' IT budgets as a percentage of revenue reveals that restaurants are allocating more money toward IT budgets in 2011 than they did in 2009 or 2010.