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Why Your Restaurant Needs An Intelligent Digital Menu?

With over 80% of restaurants turning to technology to run their business successfully and efficiently, it has surely taken over the entire restaurant business for good. And the menu is no exception. Traditional menus have been replaced with an intelligent and attractive digital menu. They are the next big thing with the later helping restaurant offers better customer experience.

With a digital menu in place, restaurants are not only saving cost but also giving wider access to the customers with a special menu, customized dishes, and quicker service. But if you are wondering the benefits of switching to an intelligent digital menu and how it will help your restaurant business, then this article is for you.

68% customers agree that the use of server tablets improve the overall restaurant experience and sales

Digital Menu Is Cost Effective

Let’s start with the basics. Digital menu is way more cost effective than your traditional menu. With a digital menu, you can easily eliminate errors, misprints, design cost, print, and reprint cost whenever you add or edit any dishes on your menu. You can go dynamic and change your menu based on your customers or time or season, which is surely an added advantage.

Edit/Update Made Easy

With a digital menu technology, you get the much-needed flexibility to maximize your sales since you have the option to easily edit and/or update menu items and price points based on demand, supply, ongoing promotional campaigns, and upcoming events.

Upsell. Upsell. Upsell

Digital menu gives you a golden opportunity to up your sale technique. You can showcase complimentary options like super-sizing or adding beverage or sides during the order process. The high-resolution images will give your customers an appetizing view of your menu items, thus increasing the chances of increased order value.

Go Local, Seasonal Or Special

The secret of attracting more and more customers is by providing them something different. Today, the local culture and taste buds set the menu flavor for restaurants. With a digital menu, you will have the capability to automatically schedule and change the menu dishes based on time of the day or day of the week – all this and more without additional cost. Additionally, updates can be made quickly based on easily targeting a certain demographic to maximize sales.

Digital Menu = World Class Customer Experience

Restaurants make profits when they seat as many people as possible. You would like a high table turnover rate without compromising with your dining experience. A digital menu increases efficiency by letting your customer place an order faster, even during peak times. You can also add your brand videos, poll, social media page links, upcoming events and more to keep your customer engage while they wait for their food.

If you wish to make your menu more intelligent and beneficial for your restaurant, then you can get in touch with us and we’ll provide complete assistance.

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DineOut + inResto + Torqus – A Complete Restaurant Management Solution

Recently, we had announced that Dineout acquired Torqus, a Pune based SaaS platform for the restaurant business. Today, we are here to tell you how Torqus along with inResto and Dineout can actually help in better management of your restaurant.

Used in more than 3500 outlets across 70+ cities in five countries, Torqus is an all-inclusive cloud-based restaurant software system which helps restaurateurs to easily manage their various day to day activities, ranging from procurement and billing to taking feedbacks from end customers. Torqus boasts a client list that includes Fresh Menu, Theobroma, The Bowl Company, Cure.fit, Coffee by Di Bella, Swensen’s, Barshala, Baker’s Basket, Malaka Spice, InnerChef and many more.

How Torqus Can Help Your Restaurant?

The key value proposition of Torqus is to simplify restaurant management with is its highly efficient and easy to use suite of products, which includes Point of Sale (POS), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Inventory Management system.

Here’s how Torqus can help you:

  • Easily manage end to end process for all types of restaurants from the procurement of raw materials, central manufacturing to distribution and sales to the end customer.
  • Enable outlets to receive orders directly on the POS from various aggregators such as Swiggy, Zomato and Uber Eats. Foodpanda will be added to the list soon.
  • Seamless management of the restaurant chains. Most ‘internet first’ business chains in India such as Swiggy Kitchens, Freshmenu, Cure.fit, etc. have opted for Torqus as their preferred software partner.
  • Its Supply Chain Management (SCM) software enables you to strategically co-ordinate with all your business functions, ranging from procurement and manufacturing to sale estimation and invoices.
  • It also helps you leverage dynamic information and analysis, making a possible meeting with heightened expectations for responsiveness, and facilitate cohesion across all the departments and companies.
  • It is not only responsible for managing all the internal processes but also keeps a tab on wastage and the yield of products.
  • The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) ensures that the restaurant is able to retain customers at the lowest Customer Retention Cost (CRC) by effectively leveraging the loyalty programs, campaign management, and the dynamic feedback program.

Dineout + inResto + Torqus = Complete Restaurant Management Platform

With Dineout, inResto & Torqus, we are offering a full stack restaurant operation and management solution where we help in the complete journey of a running and managing a restaurant – from getting diners via Dineout app to managing reservations, managing backend operations, supply chain management, to taking and organizing feedback. On an average, restaurants seat 5 million diners and collect 450k feedbacks from their guests every month using our software. Every month around 400 campaigns are launched via inResto campaign management system which helps restaurants reach out to 6 million diners.

Along with this, you can get customer details like mode of reservation, their spending capacity, dining/ordering frequency and more. With this information, you can understand your customers which will not only result in improved customer experience but also you can run marketing campaigns to attract m0re diners. 

If you wish to see how our suite of products can simply restaurant management for you, feel free to get in touch with us.

inResto Recognized as an Excellent Restaurant Management Software by Platform for Software Reviews

Since its inception, inResto has been delighting businesses with a comprehensive one-stop shop restaurant management solution built to boost customer satisfaction, personalize customer interactions, and improve re-engagements. Aside from satisfying customers everywhere, we also have impressed a team of business software experts.

FinancesOnline recently branded inResto with the 2018 Great User Experience for its simplicity and ease of use in helping businesses cover all the bases of their restaurant operations. Furthermore, our inResto pricing options for our “feature-rich modules” are also easy on the pocket and allow for great flexibility, stated the review team.

FinancesOnline writes, “inResto provides you and your fellow restaurant owners and managers with a very flexible restaurant management system that enables them to choose modules that they need so they can easily meet their prevailing business requirements. If and when your requirements shift due to expansion, growth, and shift in industry standards, inResto’s unparalleled scalability helps you keep up and stay ahead of the competition.”

In reviewing inResto under their best restaurant management software, the FinancesOnline review team found our restaurant management platform as one of the most efficient platforms for managing various aspects of one’s business. This includes managing reservations, loyalty programs, tables, menu, offers, and campaigns, among others.

With all modules combined, inResto is the “perfect restaurant management suite” on the market, concludes FinancesOnline. This speaks volumes to the effectiveness of our platform in our niche. This is also one of the reasons why we were recognized with FinancesOnline’s Rising Star award for 2018, granted to newcomers in the SaaS market that have quickly gained in popularity and have garnered good customer traction.

Try inResto today to efficiently manage all aspects of your restaurant.

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Basics to Brilliance: Incorporating Technology in Restaurants to Increase Efficiency

These days, employing the latest technologies is playing a huge role in raising efficiency, cutting costs, minimizing staff requirement and enhancing dining experiences. So, along with basic technology like online table reservations, restaurants have started adopting the latest advancements to stay up to speed and be as efficient as possible.

A Tablet For Everything!

Do you handle all online reservations and feedback via tablets? What if you had a tablet to manage everything? From an app to order right from the table, taking customer details to get to know your target audience to creating loyalty programs; tablets help store data in one place and also improve your diner’s experience. If you employ these technical advancements, your diners can order without waiting for servers, they would respond to your loyalty programs better and you can also save their preferences and allergies for further use. It’s a win-win!

Customizable Feedback Technology

You might be using a tablet to record feedback, but it wouldn’t be that helpful if you’re still following a simple format. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the feedback form could automatically ask the customer to elaborate through follow-up questions on elements that got a low rating? That way, you could get deeper into the problem without any follow-up calls or angry diner rants on facebook. Fortunately, there is a solution that takes all this into consideration. We’ll come back to that in a moment.

Order From the Table

Wouldn’t it make life a lot easier if people could order online right from their table, with all orders show up on a single tablet that gets automatically updated on your POS system? Ordering online also has an advantage of a digital menu. You can introduce new items and update this menu quite effortlessly, not to mention the level of detail you can give for every dish, with images, descriptions and maybe even calorie and allergen information.

Multiple Payment Avenues

Paying by cash or debit/credit cards has been a regular practice for ages. Now, when e-wallets like Paytm, Mobikwik and Freecharge are gaining popularity, one must give their diners other options too.

Adopting these emerging trends in technology is a must these days! With inResto, you can handle almost everything smoothly through a tablet! For instance, with inResto DineIn, your diners can order online straight from the table and wouldn’t have to wait for servers. With inResto Feedback, you can customize your feedback forms. Once you gather valuable feedback, you could use it to create apt loyalty programs through inResto Loyalty and parallelly run campaigns to re-engage diners via inResto Campaigns.

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The Wave Of Healthy Food & How Restaurants Can Be A Part of It!

There has been a sizeable spurt in Millennials opting for healthy food, which has made it essential for restaurants to reciprocate and cater to these needs. As per a PWC report, nearly 47% of people aged 18-34 have switched to a healthier diet.

The Rise Of Healthy Food

Change In Attitude

Earlier, if anybody mentioned gluten-free or lactose-free food, it was usually for people who were prone to allergies, but now the notion of eating clean isn’t related to any disease or allergy, but rather, better health. Now, these practices are no longer confined to the home, and diners are asking for palatable diet options even when they’re eating out.

Emerging Diet Trends

High on healthy fats and low on carbs, the Keto diet has become an obsession among the youth, and it’s already gaining popularity in India. Based on consuming healthy fats, it’s said that this diet boosts the metabolism and helps the dieter lose weight rapidly, while still eating plenty of meat and fat. Influential celebrities adopting this diet has been one of the major reasons for its pervasiveness.

Rising Awareness

Since our tech savvy generation is now well aware of what’s happening around the world, they tend to catch on global food and fitness trends. As heart diseases, obesity and diabetes are on the rise, people have realized that amending their eating habits is the need of the hour.

Targeting These Health Conscious Millennials

If you’ve been looking for ways to attract these calorie counters and fitness buffs, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Introduce Vegan & Gluten Free Options

Nobody would be comfortable with revamping their entire menu, but if you could just add a few vegan, gluten-free, low fat or lactose-free options to your menu, you’ll catch quite a few eyeballs. You can throw in some low-fat options like sugar-free desserts and freshly prepared juices to start off.

Nutritional Information

Lately, everybody uses a fitness app to track their calorie consumption or the amount of proteins, carbs, fats, cholesterol and sugar intake. So, you could attract this crowd by providing a full breakdown of what they’re eating. You should also indicate the exact calorie intake. Ideally, dishes with less than 600 calories could be put into a special healthy menu.

Promote Organic and Fresh Food

Adopting a practice of fresh and organic ingredients has also seen a surge in the restaurant industry. Restaurants serving healthy food usually source their ingredients straight from the farm. If you’ve also heard of the terms “farm-to-table” and “locally produced” food, it’s time to hop aboard that bandwagon and pay heed to where your ingredients are coming from.

Other Quick & Easy Healthy Fixes

If you’d still like to be cautious, give your diners a few easy-to-implement options. For instance, let them swap their rice, fries or mash with a salad on the side or other veggies. You could also offer smaller plate options for your larger dishes, and maybe even bunless burgers. The possibilities are endless!

You can take inspiration from restaurants like Zehen in The Manor, Delhi; Fab Cafe and Carrots in Bangalore, who’ve taken the plunge and come up with extensive healthy menus!