3 Ways Automation Helps Solve Restaurant Labor Management Woes

Bematech Blog, Industry Insight - January 28, 2020

Briefing Of Waiters: Serious Confident Handsome Young Manager UsThe restaurant and hospitality industry is one of the busiest industries and employs a large number of employees; about 15.3 million people or 10% of the overall US workforce.

On top of all the costs of running a restaurant such as inventory and supplies, labor is one of, if not the costliest aspects of business.  Many in the industry and looking for creative and effective ways to help reduce this cost. Technology not only can help cut down on this major restaurant cost, but it can also help improve the overall customer experience. Here’s how:

Choose the Right POS

It’s no secret that a fast, reliable, and efficient point of sale (POS) system is an essential part of running a stellar restaurant. However, what many restaurant owners and operators may not realize is that right POS system can make a world of difference in how your business handles labor management.

By choosing a POS with the right features your restaurant will feel the affects of a great restaurant labor management system. A quantum processor can allow programs to run faster than ever before, which allows staff to take and input orders quicker than ever. Best of all, built in labor scheduling programs coupled with fast processors make creating and tracking labor schedules a breeze.

Implement a Self-Order Kiosk

On average most families only spend 20 minutes or less eating dinner together per night. This means that the time customers are willing to spend in your restaurant should be time well spent. Decrease the length of time your customers have to wait for their food while increasing overall order accuracy with a self-order kiosk solution for your busy restaurant.

Guests are able to place their own orders right from a screen, taking time to customize orders to their specifications as well as exploring the full menu for what suits them. This also frees up your staff to help in other areas of your restaurant where they are needed most, whether it be in the kitchen or answering questions from guests.

Optimize Kitchen Efficiency with a KDS

Long gone are the days of paper tickets held on to a rail above the grill for many restaurants. The digital replacement is here and without it your restaurant may be suffering when it comes to order speed and accuracy within the kitchen.

A kitchen display system or KDS is the digital solution your restaurant needs. Not only can these systems help improve order accuracy, but they can also have a significant impact on the overall customer experience. Best of all they integrate seamlessly with point of sale systems to help your operations reduce the overall cost of restaurant labor.

Easing the Burden of Restaurant Labor Management:

Restaurant owners and operators know the importance of reducing costs while streamlining workflows. Restaurant technology tools are available to make managing operations easier than ever while also helping you solve your restaurant labor management woes. Contact Bematech today and discover how our innovative restaurant solutions can help increase your revenue potential.