Similar to how Philadelphia was rebuilding after a catastrophic fire in 1730, the restaurant industry has been dealing with its own inferno in the form of the coronavirus, ongoing labor issues, and changing consumer habits.
The pandemic didn’t do the industry any favors, but it forced restaurants to look more closely at the information they collect and apply to their operations.
Whether it’s new restaurant technology, better training resources, or even just slowing down for a second, every eatery can streamline its operations with a few simple changes.
Confucius is quoted as once saying, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” In March 2020, the restaurant industry didn’t just fall; it was hit by a knockout punch that left it flat on the ground. But, like any good story, the industry managed to adapt to
This article was written by Paul Rubin, PAR’s Chief Strategy Officer, as part of PAR’s ongoing Thought Leadership series. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a milestone as quite literally being “a stone by the side of a road showing the distance in miles to a given place.” A milestone is also described as “an important point
Paul Rubin founded Brink Software to provide a state of the art, cloud-based POS solution to the restaurant and hospitality industries. Since PAR’s acquisition of Brink in 2014, Paul has been serving as PAR’s Chief Strategy Officer, using his two-plus decades of development expertise and nearly two decades in the hospitality POS market to help
PAR’s launch of Brink POS v 5.0c is the first update since COVID-19 restrictions began several months ago. Together with REVOLUTION, PAR is also launching a new promotion to coincide with these updates to help table service operators adapt to a changing industry. This limited time offer to waive subscription fees is available for table
Generating QR codes is an easy way to transform your parking lot into a revenue-generating drive-in using low cost signage with no additional hardware required. This gives your guests a convenient, contactless method to order, pay and pick up their food from the safety of their automobiles, and it’s easy for restaurants to set up,
As we describe on our About Us page, the PAR Pineapple is a symbol of universal hospitality, derived from the days when people would serve pineapple for dessert to make their guests feel welcome. At PAR, we focus on the people who build our business, including restaurant operators and those belonging to our growing list
Delivery is currently one of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry; a feature that was once an optional way to receive your pizza has manifested rapidly alongside the cultural shift that now centers around the overzealous consumer need for convenience. Our current generation expects to enjoy their cuisine whenever and wherever their heart’s desire,
Under pressure. If you’re a restaurant operator, David Bowie has summed up in two words the way you’re feeling about your profit margins. In this industry, that kind of pressure is not an unfamiliar sensation – we know our margins are slim – but right now, you’re feeling the squeeze more than ever. That’s thanks
If you’re using pen and paper to take inventory, you know which ingredients you need to order for next week. That’s great. But, do you have a true sense for how often each ingredient sells out? Do you know how much money you’re losing to spillage, over portioning, orders being sent back, theft, and more?