Did you know that 51 percent of people report that slow service is their biggest gripe when it comes to eating out?
Anyone who works in a restaurant can tell you, customers are not always at their most patient when they sit down for a meal out.
But often times, slow service isn’t the fault of your waitstaff at all.
What can slow an all-star waitstaff down like none other?
An inefficient POS setup.
If you’ve ever seen one of your servers or bartenders waiting in line behind a coworker to put an order in, then you’re in trouble.
On busy nights, every second is precious.
But think about how many seconds are wasted when one of your staff writes down an order, then has to book it across the restaurant to the POS only to re-write the same thing.
Even worse, sometimes there is a queue at the POS that wastes even more time.
Luckily, there is a way to cut down all of that back and forth work for your waitstaff.
Investing in an Ipad POS is one of the best things you can do to make your restaurant a better environment for both your staff and your customers
Read this article to find out why.
If you’re a restaurant manager, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point you’ve experienced the chaotic nightmare of your POS system crashing and all your orders getting lost.
Luckily, with an iPad POS system in place, you’ll never have to worry about losing all your data.
Everything is cloud-based, so if one iPad crashes all you need to do is boot up another one and you’re back in business.
Ease of Use
iPads are insanely easy to use and get the hang of.
Most serving staff are young, so they most likely already have experience with iPads or can catch on very quickly.
Could your bar use a little more storage space or wiggle room for your employees?
Chances are, yes.
Another great thing about iPads is how little room they take up. Unlike bulky computers, iPads can easily be tucked into your server’s apron.
Faster, More Accurate Service
Every server has had that moment of panic when they reach the POS system and realize they’ve forgotten to write down an order.
An iPad completely eliminates this issue, as the order gets sent straight from the table.
A server can put in an order for appetizers for one table and then move onto drinks for the next in a matter of seconds.
Perhaps the best part of iPads is that they allow your waitstaff to spend the majority of their time in their section, rather than running back in forth.
This makes it far easier for your servers to engage heavily with their customers.
Customers especially will love this aspect, as no one likes having to flag down their server for an extra drink order.
iPad POS Wrap Up
Hopefully, this article has convinced you that an iPad is the way to go!
Drop a comment below if you have any questions and be sure to check out our iPad stands for the area in your bar where you want to keep one iPad stationary.