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May 20, 2017

FREE POS - A fairy tale that doesn't exist.

FREE POS, and why it does not exist. “Nothing in life is free.” That’s something we’ve all heard time and time again. And it still applies to “Free POS” offers that many merchants sign up for. However “Free POS” is really just a sales pitch. There is one major POS provider that many merchants believed to have offered “free pos,” however, that’s not the case when you really take a look at the offer. What merchants receive is a POS system, which includes an… READ MORE
March 13, 2017

Are you using social media to boost your restaurant business?

Use Social Media to Boost Your Restaurant's Online Presence If you want to attract more customers to your restaurant, social media is one of your best tools. When people are thinking about trying a new bar, restaurant, or club, the first thing they do is go online and look it up on Facebook, Google, or Yelp. They want to see a description, photos, and, hopefully, positive reviews. It's now essential for restaurants to have a strong social media presence.… READ MORE
March 13, 2017

Are you using customer's feedback to improve your restaurant business?

How To Use Customer Feedback To Improve Your Restaurant Operations Your restaurant’s ability to thrive in a cutthroat industry hinges in great part upon your proper use of customer feedback. With research showing that over 90% of customers read online reviews before they buy food or goods, restaurant owners cannot afford to ignore customer feedback. Accordingly, restaurant managers should create a strategic plan to obtain customer reviews and use them to… READ MORE
February 16, 2017

Preventing Employee Theft with a POS System and Security Cameras

How to Prevent Employee Theft With a POS System & Security Cameras You'd like to believe that your employees are honest, hard-working, and loyal. No one wants to think badly of the people who work for them, people they see on a daily basis. It would be great if everyone in the world was honest and kind, but unfortunately, that's not the case. While most of your employees are probably wonderful people, you can't guarantee that all of them are. An interview… READ MORE
February 16, 2017

Boost Sales with Restaurant Promotions

Increasing Sales with Restaurant Promotions If you're in the restaurant business, you probably already know that good food and good service are only part of the equation for success. In order to get your customers to come taste what you have to offer, first you have to get them through the door. Our Restaurant Manager POS software offers a number of ways for you to increase sales with promotions. Loyalty Program Perhaps you've considered offering a… READ MORE
January 31, 2017

How a POS System Fuels your Restaurant Business

Improving Restaurant Management & How a POS System Fuels the Business Managing a restaurant has so many moving parts that trying to do it effectively without a POS system is an inefficient use of a manager's time and resources. The competition in the food services industry is fierce, as a manager, you need to use every tool available to increase your chances of success. There are operational areas in your restaurant business that will make or break your… READ MORE
January 24, 2017

How a POS System Fuels your Restaurant Business

Improving Restaurant Management & How a POS System Fuels the Business Managing a restaurant has so many moving parts that trying to do it effectively without a POS system is an inefficient use of a manager's time and resources. The competition in the food services industry is fierce, as a manager, you need to use every tool available to increase your chances of success. There are operational areas in your restaurant business that will make or break your… READ MORE
January 24, 2017

Using a cash register? Here's what your restaurant business is missing

The Benefits of Choosing a POS System Over a Cash Register for Your Restaurant/Bar In a cash-based business, like a restaurant/bar, cash management is a key to your success or ultimate failure. We all like to believe that everyone is honest and scrupulous, however, we know that is not the case. If you are running your restaurant using just a cash register, you are not only inviting shrink by way of employee or customer theft, you are also not getting the… READ MORE
January 18, 2017

Why your losing money with a cash register.

Still Using a Cash Register? Five Reasons to Implement a POS System at Your Restaurant If you're still using a cash register for your Hawaii restaurant, you're most likely doing yourself and your customers a disservice. But is a POS system worth the investment? Here are five reasons you should choose a POS system for your bar or restaurant. #1: Better Data for Better Decisions Which menu item generates the most sales? Which beverage is the least popular… READ MORE
July 20, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Point of Sale Systems are Better than Cash Registers

Not too long ago, cash registers were the only game in town. But these days restaurants and retailers have numerous choices of POS Systems. Replacing those antiquated cash registers with modern point of sale devices carries a number of important benefits. 1. Point of Sale Systems simplify the accounting process. Why spend hours every day/week/month going through hundreds of receipts when a POS System provides owners/managers and accounting staff clear,… READ MORE
July 12, 2016

What is EMV and why your restaurant needs it

Help protect your business against "Friendly Fraud." By now you probably have at least one credit card in your wallet that has the new chip in it. You've also probably seen a number of these chip cards being presented by your customers for payment. The National Restaurant Association was initially advising members not to worry about meeting the EMV deadline (October 1, 2015), because they felt fraudsters would not bother to commit credit card fraud for a… READ MORE
July 05, 2016

Does my POS System have "Offline Mode?" - Questions to consider when buying a POS system

Operating in Offline Mode may save thousands of dollars, here's why. This 4th of July weekend on the island of Maui, there was a vast brushfire that essentially shut down the one and only road going to and from the West Side for practically the entire day on Saturday. This is Island life. Due to the severity of the fire, most customers on that side of the island lost their Internet connection, some locations lost power, and experienced power surges for… READ MORE
June 29, 2016

Join us at the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo!

Can mobile technology benefit YOUR restaurant? Visit the Restaurant Manager™ booth, #209, to find out at the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo! July 13-14 from 10AM-5PM!Blaisdell Center, HonoluluFREE Admission! Since 2010, ProTouch Systems has helped grow profits and fine-tune operations at numerous restaurants throughout the Hawaiian islands using the latest POS technology to cut costs, generate new revenue streams, improve overall… READ MORE
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