While we work hard to effectively manage your restaurant waste, we know that keeping your business clean is just one of many responsibilities on your plate. To streamline day-to-day responsibilities and improve the guest experience, many restaurants are turning to the convenience technology brings to the table. In fact, 95 percent of restauranteurs agree that new restaurant technology improves efficiency.
From employee scheduling to wait lists, here are a few of the best apps for restaurants looking to work smarter.
Square’s cloud-based restaurant management software helps managers easily update menus and floor layouts, track staff performance and split tips. With Caviar fully integrated into the point-of-sale system, businesses using Square for Restaurants can also view delivery and to-go orders all in one place to speed up operations and increase accuracy. Square has been helping businesses to easily accept payments since 2009. They created Square for Restaurants to help users meet the changing needs of today’s food service industry.
“Now, we can serve larger restaurant customers, as well as grow with those who have been using Square services from the start. With Square for Restaurants, we’ve created a cohesive solution to help our sellers supercharge their entire restaurant business.”
Alyssa Henry | Seller Lead, Square
Yelp, one of the most widely known restaurant review apps, allows customers to easily access your menu, view photos of your restaurant and leave reviews to spread the word. Just make sure to claim your business to keep your restaurant’s listing accurate and up-to-date. Brenae Leary, PR Manager at Yelp, provided the following tips for maximizing your restaurant’s business page.
With the SimpleOrder restaurant inventory management app, you can order food and accept deliveries with one click, saving your staff countless hours of paperwork. On top of that, you can track costs and availability from your suppliers in real-time to easily balance your budget and keep your shelves stocked.
“SimpleOrder is a fully automated, back-of-the-house management platform designed to optimize and streamline replenishment, reduce waste, cut costs and increase your revenues. Its 360-degree cycle integrates and streamlines your kitchen operations from procurement to sales, so you can make more time to focus on all aspects of your restaurant business.”
Judith Goldstein | Head of Content, SimpleOrder
Waitlist Me is an intuitive wait list app, allowing guests to conveniently make a reservation and track their wait time. It’s simple to use and sends text or phone call notifications to alert customers when their table is ready. With a Premium subscription, you can schedule reservations, run reports and customize outgoing notifications. A Pro subscription includes table and section management with other advanced features.
“Waitlist Me can save employees time by allowing guests to add themselves to the list and check their place in line, all without having to ask staff for help. The app also makes customers happier by giving them the freedom to leave the reception area, while a less visible line makes new guests more likely to put their name on the list instead of finding another place to eat.”
Vicki Nault | Waitlist Me
Efficiency is a key ingredient to running a successful restaurant. At Dumpsters.com, we’re happy to see new restaurant apps available to help minimize food waste, cut costs and save time. Do you use restaurant manager software at your business? Tell us about your favorite apps in the comments below.