Guests Add Orders to Their Tabs via Internet-Enabled Phones; Dinerware Restaurateurs Gain Revenues
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Dinerware, Inc., a leading developer of restaurant POS (point of sale) software, today announced its certification of SpeedMenu, a mobile menuing, ordering and payment service that enables guests to add, close and pay out their tabs via their Internet-enabled mobile devices.
The certification allows Dinerware to expand its best-in-class POS platform and provide restaurateurs a host of offerings from SpeedMenu available through Dinerware version 3.0 via the XML-based Application Programming Interface (API) supported in the Dinerware Virtual Client.
SpeedMenu provides Dinerware restaurateurs a way to maximize efficiencies, increase revenues and provide guests the convenience of ordering more items via their phone. Additionally, SpeedMenu interoperates with social networking sites. Restaurateurs can update their customers, and their customers’ networks, with special offerings. Finally, SpeedMenu allows guests to close and pay their tickets with cash, gift cards and one or more credit cards via their phones. SpeedMenu is free for the guest and the establishment pays a modest flat monthly service fee.
Lanai Rooftop Lounge, a Dinerware customer located in Austin, Texas, needed a way to maximize efficiencies and turned to SpeedMenu as a way to give guests an added convenience. “SpeedMenu is easy to learn and customers ‘get it.’ I’m seeing sales growth even within the initial activation of the service,” said Lesliann Nemeth, general manager. “I would recommend SpeedMenu to any bar.” Nemeth noted the first night of SpeedMenu activation yielded an additional 120 drink orders placed through the service.
SpeedMenu and other third party products can interoperate with the Dinerware operating system. This extended value to Dinerware customers allows them to choose from a host of options that provide specific augmentation suitable for their business needs and growth strategies.
Richard Bagdonas, President of SpeedMenu, said, “Dinerware has the right approach. By developing a robust platform and a straightforward API, it can offer a solid core system plus added capabilities like SpeedMenu which gives their customers the opportunity to choose the best tools in the industry that benefit their businesses.”
This move continues to support a key Dinerware objective which is to allow customers to choose from many products that interoperate with the core Dinerware point-of-sale platform. “The Virtual Client in Dinerware version 3.0 enables third-party product integrations that allow restaurateurs to select specific functionalities for their business models and plans for growth,” said Jeff Riley, Dinerware CEO. “We are excited about our certification of SpeedMenu which enables restaurateurs to streamline on-the-floor operations and provide guests the ability instantly add to, close out or pay their bills.”
Dinerware provides restaurant (point of sale) systems to fine dining, cafes, nightclubs, bars, fast casual, counter service, QSR (quick serve), hotels, casinos, golf courses and wineries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and sold worldwide, Dinerware provides intuitive systems for the hospitality industry. For a list of Dinerware certified solutions, or for a free trial download, visit http://www.dinerware.com or call (866) 346-3792.
SpeedMenu is an industry leader in mobile menuing, ordering and payment systems for bar and restaurant POS systems. SpeedMenu helps organizations extract the maximum value from their POS systems, across every point in the purchase lifecycle. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with clients including some of the nation’s largest and preeminent restaurants in the United States, SpeedMenu provides phone-based ordering solutions to enterprise and stand-alone bars and restaurants. For more information contact them at (214) 269-3200 or visit them at their website at http://speedmenu.com.