A line cook in a white hat and striped apron is using a kitchen display system. The display's screen lists orders in progress. The kitchen environment is enhanced with green and blue hues, indicating a lively and high-tech cooking area.

This is the second in a 5-part series: 

  1. What Is a Kitchen Display System?
  2. Who Uses a Kitchen Display System?
  3. When Should You Get a Kitchen Display System?
  4. Where Should You Put Your Kitchen Display System?
  5. How does a kitchen display system work?

For quick service restaurant owners, coffee shop owners, and staff looking for a way to tame kitchen chaos, streamline operations, and increase profitability, a kitchen display system is exactly what is needed. In this article, we’ll dive into the specifics of who uses a kitchen display system and how it benefits everyone from owners and managers to cooks and cashiers. 

What is a Kitchen Display System?

A Kitchen Display System (KDS) is a smart screen in your restaurant’s kitchen, functioning as a project manager. Unlike printed tickets, it tracks orders, displaying current orders, ticket times, modifications, and requests, and stores data for easy reporting.

Beyond a large screen, the biggest benefit of a KDS is that it makes it easier for everyone on staff to know what’s going on: from front of house, back of house, and back office. This helps to improve overall employee satisfaction and organizational efficiency. Win-Win!

Who Uses a Kitchen Display System?

Anyone who owns, operates or works in a quick service restaurant, coffee shop, or food truck with two or more employees benefits from using a kitchen display system. 

Kitchen Display System for Restaurant Owners and Coffee Shop Owners

Quick service restaurant owners and coffee shop owners use a kitchen display system for two main reasons: keeping track of what’s going on in their restaurants (even when they’re not on location) and running useful reports. Built-in analytics and reporting features keep owners dialed into key operational metrics, like ticket time averages, order trends and sales modifiers, and customizable order summaries.

Kitchen Display System for Managers

Quick service restaurant managers and coffee shop managers need to know what’s happening both in the front of house and back of house at all times. In one quick glance, a kitchen display system tells them everything from the number of orders and individual order status and modifications to overall kitchen flow and efficiency.

Kitchen Display System for Restaurant Chefs and Line Cooks

Without question, quick service restaurant chefs and cooks get the most benefits from a kitchen display system. Since every single order is routed and displayed on the KDS, chefs and cooks can glance at the screen and know exactly how to prep every order, from total number of items to detailed modifications and add-ons, to when to fire each item, resulting in consistently well-coordinated order execution. 

Kitchen Display System for Baristas

A kitchen display system creates the ultimate efficiency for coffee shop staff and baristas. Instead of solely relying on messy short-hand notes or a jumble of cups with paper receipts slapped on, baristas can glance at the kitchen display system and get to work creating delicious drinks that are orderly, accurate, and delicious!

Kitchen Display System for Restaurant Counter Staff

While a kitchen display system is obviously designed to improve kitchen efficiency, it’s extremely helpful for front of house staff, too. Counter staff, cashiers, quality assurance, and those working the drive-thru or take-out windows use a kitchen display system to check which orders are ready, who they belong to, and any additional items, like utensils or condiments, they need to toss into an order.

Ready to tame kitchen chaos at your quick service restaurant, coffee shop, or food truck? 

Table Needs Kitchen Display System is designed to help quick service restaurants, coffee shops, and food trucks provide speedy, accurate service that increases profits. From owners to chefs to cashiers, everyone in the food service industry benefits from a kitchen display system built into their point of sale system. 

Learn more about Table Needs Kitchen Display System today. Hit the link below to schedule a hassle-free demo.

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