March's POS News: iPad POS, Theft Deterrents, New Hardware & More

By Christina Volpe, Associate Editor | April 05, 2011

What are some of the latest point-of-sale (POS) hardware solutions to hit the market? March’s POS feature, “What’s new in POS Hardware” spotlights energy-saving solutions, mobility and more. Meanwhile, Fish and Chips Restaurant offers insight into its experience using an iPad POS, and operators reveal how POS-integrated video is helping to deter theft. These stories, and more, are presented here in Hospitality Technology’s March POS recap.
 
Top Stories
Fish and Chips Turns Heads, Profits with iPad POS
The Sausalito, Calif.-based Fish and Chips Restaurant is leveraging a POS system that combines the iPad and cloud-based software to lower labor costs and 'wow' guests.
 
What's new in POS Hardware?
This technology round-up looks at the latest releases in POS hardware. Smaller-footprint terminals, energy-saving printers, and mobility are just some of their latest offerings.
 
What's the Secret to a Speedy Drive-thru?
Franchisee Keith Solomon, reveals how a two-pronged technology and employee motivation strategy helped his Hamden, Conn. location to win Popeyes' nationwide "Speed at the Drive-thru" contest with a time of 162 seconds.
 
Sugar Factory Streamlines Ops with POS, Inventory & Procurement Solutions
Sugar Factory taps scalable and flexible inventory, procurement and point-of-sale technologies to support its three Las Vegas retail locations, the recently opened Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant, and its online business.
 
News
91-property AC Hotels by Marriott Selects MICROS OPERA, Simphony POS Solutions
The integrated solutions will be centrally hosted in the MICROS Frankfurt Datacenter, and delivered using cloud computing technology.
 
Sonic Pilots 71-Store Mobile Ordering Pilot
Pilot allows guests to order remotely via their mobile phones for pick-up at Sonic drive-thru stalls.
 
3 Million Starbucks Guests Pay by Mobile Phone
At its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Starbucks announced that more than 3 million people have paid using the Starbucks Card Mobile since launching in January.
 
Garden Fresh Realizes $290 in Profits per Site with POS-integrated Video
The impact of using this solution across all of its locations could add up to millions of dollars per year, says Garden Fresh exec.
 
Copper Cellar Turns to Tokenization, Payment Gateway for Data Security
Copper Cellar Corporation, owner of 19 restaurants, finds relief in the fact that customer data is not stored on its network.
 
UK Domino's Customers Pay for Pizza with PayPal
The new payment option comes as a result of customers' and Facebook users' requests for an easier way to pay for their online orders
 
Hardee's Franchisee Catches Discount Abuse with POS-integrated Video
Hardee's franchisee OTAC, leverages POS-integrated managed video system to pinpoint a pattern of employee discounts being given at the drive-thru.
 
Bertucci's Turns Facebook Page into Online Ordering Portal
Bertucci's Italian Restaurant, plus Sweetgreen and Le Pain Quotidien, are launching initiatives to drive online sales via Facebook.
 
Technology Releases
GrubHub, OLO on Mission to Create the Largest Online Ordering Platform
The partnership between the companies will give diners more variety to choose from, while boosting orders for OLO's restaurant partners.
 
Nextep Taps Into iPad Ordering
The addition of iPad Ordering provides restaurant operators with additional self ordering and line-busting options.
 
NextGen PAR EverServ QSR Software Suite Comes to Market
New POS offering features an enterprise configuration manager, back office tools, operations reporting, remote care and integrates with QSR Automations' ePic Kitchen Management Solution and 911 Software's CreditLine.
 
Panasonic Unveils B2B POS, Drive-thru Dealer Program
The three-tiered program will provide the sales channel with marketing resources, technical support and enhanced service to help improve customer satisfaction and increase customer loyalty.
 
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