It’s no surprise that the restaurant business is a fierce business to be in. With the technological power that exists in the world, there are a lot of apps that support us now. The advancements in technology are developing, our tasks as managers have now become that much easier.
- Stock & Food Wastage
- Staff Management
- Suitable Point of Sales System
The above-listed issues are common issues that restauranteurs face on a regular basis. Let’s explore the available apps in the AppStore that you can use to solve some of these issues.
Stock & Food Wastage – Pocket Inventory App, Free
- It costs the business money and time
- Poor use of ingredients
The iOS store is full of great apps. Get your shopping organised, open up the Shopping UK app. Start ticking off that list whilst you’re at your wholesalers.
Staff Management – RotaCloud, Starting at £5/month
- Manage staff
- Send notifications for shifts and updates
- Staff requesting holidays or time off
- Overview of the monthly staff run as well as the costs to the company for staff
Suitable Point of Sale System
iZettle is a brilliant piece of hardware and software. It’s designed to help small-scale business for payments as well as an order taking system. They’ve made it available for businesses in retail and for the restaurant business too.
Email Marketing – Mailchimp
Social Media Marketing – Facebook & Instagram
- No posting often enough
- Not targeting the right audience
- Not familiar with social media and you do not understand it
Restaurant Business: Summary
From this list, the most sophisticated system for restaurants is Square. They have a simple POS for the front of house management and a brilliant KDS (kitchen display system) for the back of the house. This enables them to see the orders as they come in.