Top POS Stories from March: iPad Ordering, Flexible Workstations, and more!

| April 02, 2012

March certainly roared in with POS news and Hospitality Technology (HT) is reviewing some of the top POS headlines from throughout the month. These point-of-service stories span the restaurant and hotel industries and are further proof that the point-of-sale is a top priority for owners and operators as well as technology providers. In case you missed these stories the first time around, here is a brief overview of what was happening in POS in March: Pinkberry Rolls Out Google Wallet, Ruby Tuesday Turns Tables with New Management Solution, La Madeleine Improves Time and Resource Management with New Software, and more!
 
Ruby Tuesday Turns the Tables with New Management Solution
Casual dining chain Ruby Tuesday announced it will implement the MICROS Table Management Solution across the enterprise to improve the overall dining experience. A fully-integrated component of the MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Solution (RES) point-of-sale software solution, MICROS TMS provides visibility to all aspects of the guest dining experience allowing Ruby Tuesday complete control from the moment the first guest is greeted until the last diner is seated.
 
New POS Workstation from Panasonic Increases Options
Panasonic is adding new dimensions of mounting flexibility and operational capability to its line of POS (point-of-sale) workstations with a new introduction. The Stingray Envo builds on the popularity of the Panasonic Stingray POS terminal while incorporating new and enhanced features.
 
Tech Providers Team to Provide QSR Streamlining Solutions
Bematech, manufacturer of Kitchen Display Systems (KDS) and Point of Sale (POS) systems, has partnered with hospitality software developer QuikServe to provide the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry with a full-featured POS and KDS solution to streamline front house and back kitchen operations.

Pinkberry Rolls Out Google Wallet
Global yogurt retailer, Pinkberry has partnered with MICROS Systems, Inc. to implement Google Wallet. With the combination of MICROS POS and Google Wallet, now Pinkberry customers can tap smart devices on an NFC (Near Field Communications) reader to quickly make purchases and simultaneously redeem coupons and receive discounts.

Red Robin Launches Burger Works With Cloud-based Management
The implementation of Task Retail’s Xchangexec at Red Robin’s Burger Works utilizes Xchangexec’s suite of products including, Xchangepoint-POS, Kitchen Video, Xchangemedia for electronic menu boards and point-of-purchase advertising as well as Xchangeview allowing real-time business analytics through a web-enabled device or Iphone.
 

Dubai Restaurant Gets in Touch with iPad Ordering
The Dubai eco-restaurant, The Farm, has swapped paper menus for iPads. Servers hand the iPads to diners as they arrive and the tablets allow customers to view pictures of meals and order direct from the touch screen. An app called uTouchMenu, developed by Blue House, enables diners to scroll through text and pictures of meals, call for service and see the very latest available choices, updated remotely.
 
 
POS Delivers Custom Control
Miller's Ale House gets the customization and standardization it needs to manage data efficiently across its 54 locations with a POS solution from PAR. For its information technology needs, Miller's Ale House required strong centralized administration, coupled with flexibility and unit-level customization capabilities.   
 
Coach Grill & Tavern Swaps Printed Menus for iPads and Interactive Ordering
Oyster Bay’s Coach Grill & Tavern has introduced SmartCellar, created by the New York-based Incentient. SmartCellar delivers interactive guest experience via the Apple iPad, making Coach Grill’s expansive collection of wine, spirits, and menu offerings available to guests at the touch of a finger.

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