Mobile POS Gives Food Truck Added Functionality with Sales Tracking and Inventory Management

| July 16, 2014

Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen, an Atlanta-based food truck, has implemented the NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale (POS) to help grow its “farm to street” business.
 
The rollout across its four trucks is intended to provide Happy Belly – voted by health site Greatist as one of the top 10 healthiest food trucks in America – an advanced mobile POS functionality such as sales tracking and inventory management.  
 
Since 2012, Happy Belly has served fresh, organic and local cuisine to Atlanta-area customers from its lime-green food trucks. Since then, Happy Belly has made a name for itself in the natural foods scene by educating families about the benefits of eating healthier, sourcing natural foods locally when possible, and donating 5 percent of profits to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta to fight childhood obesity.
 
Before deciding to implement NCR Silver, Happy Belly owners Joe and Amie Bruno realized they needed robust reporting tools to track catering sales, which now account for about 50 percent of the company’s revenue.
 
Another Atlanta-based food truck, Tex’s Tacos, recommended NCR Silver to Happy Belly because of the mobile POS’ consolidated reporting features that enable users to track sales and cash for all mobile locations, Bruno said.
 
The Brunos have already benefitted from NCR Silver’s reporting features that break out sales by “event,” such as a rehearsal dinner, rather than each order. They also use NCR Silver for daily activity, such as running reports on food truck park events.
 
Another key benefit of NCR Silver’s reporting feature is how it helps Happy Belly plan what ingredients to take to the food truck parks and to specific events. This visibility is key, as Happy Belly prepares all food on site – rather than in advance.
 
The Brunos now have four iPads running NCR Silver, one in each Happy Belly truck and one in each of Tex’s Tacos trucks, which they are currently managing and leasing.
 
  

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