6 POS Tips to Prepare Your Restaurant for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season. It’s also the start of a bump in the restaurant business. What will you serve, and how will you keep up with the increase of hungry shoppers? Your point-of-sale (POS) system can help you prepare for the holidays. Consider these tips.

 1.Review Your Stats

Utilize your POS to analyze how your restaurant handled increased traffic during the holidays in previous years. Run reports and review the data to help you make decisions about staffing needs and which promotions to do again.

2. Update Inventory and Menu

Do you plan on introducing seasonal dishes, drinks, or a holiday-themed menu? Make sure you include the dishes that did the best last year, along with some new ones. Use your POS to find out what your best sellers were and what brought in the best profit. Additionally, what is currently selling well? Bepoz’s POS can give you access to a total break down of sales by the hour, as well as tell you what you’ve got and what you need.

3. Provide Great Service

Make your customer feel like a VIP when their server brings a mobile POS to the table. Your customer’s order will go straight to the kitchen and bar as they decide. That means less communication errors, and faster expediting of orders.

4. Collect Info

Bring your guest a free desert after you collect their email for your loyalty program. Now you’re keeping track of everything they purchase in order to best serve them with your upcoming promotions into the New Year! Who wouldn’t come back with service like this?

5. Promote Gift Cards

Gift card sales are a solid way to improve your bottom line, attract new customers and build brand loyalty. Plus, they are a great Christmas gift! Perhaps, run an employee contest with your staff to see who can sell the most. A holiday bonus is always a great prize for the winners.

6. Contact Your Customers

Don’t forget to let your most loyal customers know about your holiday promotions. Communicate with them via email, or even text. Let them know they’re favorite dishes are back so they won’t forget where to make reservations after a fun day of shopping.

By implementing some of these tips with your POS system, you’ll set yourself apart from all the other restaurants this holiday season. Plus, you guests will have a memorable experience that will bring them back next time.