Connecting your food truck to the internet: what you need to know

Connecting your food truck to the internet: what you need to know

Running a successful food truck business is challenging, and grappling with an unreliable internet connection just piles on the stressors. How is your food truck supposed to take credit card payments when your signal keeps disappearing? What options do you have? In this article, you’ll learn the most popular ways that food trucks get internet…

How Five Sushi Brothers added a second location despite staffing challenges

How Five Sushi Brothers added a second location despite staffing challenges

Five Sushi Brothers is a fun, fast-casual sushi restaurant with two locations outside of Salt Lake City, UT. Started by brothers Jacob and Ammon Chung in 2016, Five Sushi Brothers began with fresh late-night sushi deliveries in Provo that practically sold themselves: the unique concept hit the spot with college kids and young professionals craving…

What profitable restaurants know about leveraging technology

What profitable restaurants know about leveraging technology

Restaurants are notoriously slow to adapt to new technology. It’s an industry full of “we’ve always done it this way” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I get it. Generally speaking, the latest technological innovations haven’t really affected how a restaurant makes great food or how they provide great customer service.  Then came…

What a food incubator is and how it can help kickstart your business

What a food incubator is and how it can help kickstart your business

Designed to give small food businesses a competitive advantage when entering or continuing in a local marketplace, a kitchen incubator — a.k.a. a culinary incubator —is an affordable, certified kitchen space that’s used for food preparation. Typically, renters or members — ranging from food entrepreneurs to chefs, food truck owners, bakers and caters — use…

5 reasons to ditch that cash register in favor of a cloud-based POS

5 reasons to ditch that cash register in favor of a cloud-based POS

Bulky, ugly and oh-so-old-school, cash registers manage to be vestiges in our all-but-cashless society. It’s 2022, though, and the switch is not just wise — it’s almost essential. That’s even the case for your corner snow cone shack where kids pay in quarters. “There is nothing wrong with a good old cash register, but it…

Take a proactive — not reactive — approach to avoid disgruntled customers.

Take a proactive — not reactive — approach to avoid disgruntled customers.

These days, serving customers is hard. Heck, being a server — make that most things involving customers — is challenging of late. Customers, it seems, are more demanding than ever. Conducted by Untold Insights in September 2021, the Oracle Food and Beverage study supports that fact, noting consumers expect lightning-fast service and personalization, fueled by…

7 tips for providing high-quality takeout and delivery

7 tips for providing high-quality takeout and delivery

It’s no secret that restaurants had to ramp up their online ordering capabilities during the pandemic. Most did — for good reason. According to Fundera by NerdWallet, more than 112 million Americans have used an online food delivery service. That’s substantial, and even more noteworthy when you consider it’s growing 300% faster than in-house dining…

What to look for in your restaurant’s POS system

What to look for in your restaurant’s POS system

We’ve previously shared the benefits of enlisting a comprehensive POS solution for your restaurant. From saving time and frustration to helping you do more with less effort, even while short-staffed, your chosen point-of-sale system has the potential to expedite and streamline processes, align your operations and improve both the employee and customer experiences.  When it…

Purposeful, year-round outdoor dining — and a topnotch POS — can increase your ROI

Purposeful, year-round outdoor dining — and a topnotch POS — can increase your ROI

It’s an understatement to say local, independent restaurants have been challenged — repeatedly — over the last few years. From lockdowns to limited capacity, shuttered indoor dining and customers’ hesitancy to enjoy meals in enclosed spaces, restaurants have had to pivot, often. As a result, having outdoor dining has become essential to running a successful…