Industry-leading products and solutions for growth were at the forefront of The 2022 National Restaurant Association Show, highlighting key solutions for navigating today’s new business realities. After four days of talking with executives and leaders in everything from fast food and quick-serve restaurants to festivals and food trucks, we highlighted our top three takeaways.
1. High need to process customer orders faster
Time is money, especially in the food service industry. “Last Sunday we had 900 transactions with an average of 62 seconds to process each customer, and that is way too long,” the owner of a festival catering company said. “Our current solution is so time-consuming. It takes five or six swipes of someone’s card before it is actually read.” MobileDemand offers mobile payment solutions by pairing a rugged tablet with payment modules from MagTek, Verifone, Ingenico, and more, giving customers a fast, safe and secure way to pay.
2. Damage to current solutions
Many lamented that the lack of ruggedness of their current solution is causing inefficient downtime and added costs. “It seems like we go through an iPad a week,” one restaurant manager said. Accidents happen, and a device gets jostled around and dropped all the time. Other companies who frequently take orders outdoors, like food trucks for example, struggle to protect their solution from the elements. A ruggedized device ensures your investment is protected from the inevitable.
3. Line busting quickly becoming a popular solution
Long, stagnant lines are the bane of restauranters faster move through the ordering and payment process everywhere. That’s where line busting comes in. With a fully mobile point-of-sale solution, customers can move through the ordering and payment process faster, meaning happier customers and more sales.