Why You Need a POS as Flexible as Your Business

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Why You Need a POS as Flexible as Your Business

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Why You Need a POS as Flexible as Your Business

You go out of your way to keep your customers happy, so you know how important it is to be flexible. Whether it’s substituting ingredients to accommodate dietary restrictions, offering a delicious special to benefit the local community, or adapting in the face of a global pandemic, your business needs to be able to make changes ‘on the fly’—and so does your POS.

If you feel like your current system is holding you back with rigid menu options and a one-size-fits-all approach, take a look at why you need a POS as flexible as your business: 

Restaurant Models are Expanding

For many restaurants, in-house dining no longer makes up the ‘bread and butter’ of their business, as many customers are now more comfortable with takeout and delivery options. Most POS systems aren’t designed to send food off-premise, which makes pivoting away from in-house dining a logistical nightmare.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Even before the pandemic, Adora was built to make takeout and delivery a breeze with features like:

  • Seamless third-party integration 
  • An intuitive driver dispatch screen
  • Online orders that print directly to the kitchen
  • Custom delivery zones + delivery minimums 

Having the flexibility to expand your takeout and delivery options is just the beginning. In order to survive the pandemic, some restaurants are now offering at-home meal kits or selling pantry items. 

Pizza Revolution, in the U.K, is a great example of owners thinking on their feet to keep business booming. Desperate to find a way to bolster sales during lockdown, they began selling “Dough it Yourself” kits, which allow customers to make their own pizzas in a cast iron pan. 

Simply put, if your POS isn’t flexible, you won’t be able to act when you need to try a new approach.  

 Every Day is Special  

While there’s something to be said for having a menu full of classics that customers are always eager to order, offering specials to keep things interesting is equally as important. With some systems, adding a temporary menu item is clunky, time-consuming, and just not worth it.

With Adora, you have the freedom to change your menu with ease—whenever culinary inspiration strikes. If the special is a hit, like this crowd-drawing crab rangoon pizza, making it a permanent menu item is just as simple.

Running specials on certain days of the week (like this pizzeria’s Pickle Pizza Wednesdays), offering discounts during happy hour, and allowing customers to be as specific as they please, are all possibilities with a flexible system like Adora. Plus, we know your delicious new creations are likely to sell out, so 86’ing items can also be done in just a few clicks. 

Your Community is Always Changing 

Your restaurant is more than just a place to eat—it’s an integral part of your community. This means it’s crucial to be able to adapt to keep up with what’s happening in your local area. Using a POS that’s customizable and open-ended means you can:

  • Offer Targeted Discounts: You already understand your neighborhood’s demographics, but if your POS isn’t agile, you won’t be able to gear your marketing towards specific groups. Adora makes running promotions, coupons, and discounts easy, so you can seamlessly cater to groups like students, seniors, veterans, and healthcare workers. 
  • Give Back: Not only do fundraisers help promote worthy causes, but they also let your community know you care. Even during the pandemic, restaurants have been finding ways to support incredible causes. For example, this pizzeria donates $1 of specific beers sales to a local charity, despite having their dining capacity slashed as a result of Covid. 
  • Be a Part of Every Event: From back-to-school (in-person or online), to the big game, to national holidays, there’s always a reason to go out to eat. A flexible POS means you won’t miss out on valuable opportunities to drive business, since you can easily adjust your offerings to reflect any special occasion. 

With Adora, the Possibilities are Endless 

Your POS should open doors, make seizing opportunities easier, and make adapting to new situations feel flawless. What it shouldn’t do is hold you back, or limit what your business is capable of. 

Adora was created by restaurant pros, so we know how important it is to have a system that’s ready for anything. By using a system that’s as flexible as your business, you’ll never get stuck ‘in the weeds’.  

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