4 reasons tablet-based POS is making inroads in food service

Tablet Point-of-Sale systems are becoming more popular among food service professionals.
Tablet Point-of-Sale systems are becoming more popular among food service professionals.

Increasingly, food service departments are using Tablet Point-of-Sale (POS) systems for their cafeteria operations. Here are four of the reasons this technology is gaining momentum:

  • Hardware cost: Tablet-based POS systems are affordable. While point-of-sale computer systems can cost as much as $20,000, a Tablet-based POS system can cost half of this. As Catherine Clifford explains in an article in Entrepreneur, this is one of the main reasons Shannon Seip, the owner of Bean Sprouts Café & Cooking School, switched from a traditional point-of-sale system to an iPad-based system.
  • Portability: Point-of-sale software in a tablet format offers the benefits of portability and convenience. Employees are not constrained to just the check-out area, which can speed up your cafeteria’s operations, while improving customer satisfaction.
  • Cloud-based: With Tablet-based POS, all of the information is stored in the cloud and can be accessed in real-time. In addition, you can have multiple mobile users, meaning all of your food service personnel can use the system.
  • Simplicity: Another reason for the increased popularity of Tablet-based POS is that these systems are easy to use. Many of them feature a simple search feature. For instance, school food service departments can search by the student’s pin, name, homeroom or grade. You then choose your sort option, make your selection from the drop-down menu and locate the customer. In addition, the screen displays menu options alongside the customer’s account details.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Tablet-based POS systems, contact Food Service Solutions today. You can call us at 1(800) 425-1425, or send us an email at sales@foodserve.com.

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