How Do I Choose The Best POS Software For A Restaurant?

Upgrading your current method of processing customer orders and payments is a strategic way to enhance the customer experience while increasing your ability to monitor the entire process in real time.

Choosing the best point of sale (POS) systems is always important, as the right system will offer all the features and options your restaurant currently needs. It will also have the capacity and capability to grow with you and to respond to changes in technology in the future.

NorthStar specializes in POS software for a restaurant. We offer customized solutions that are tailored to your requirements, ensuring your wait staff and customers can easily use the technology while your management team has access to the information they need to run the restaurant on a daily basis.

What to Look for in POS Systems

There are several important considerations when choosing restaurant POS systems. While you may have unique needs for your location, in general, both upscale and quick service restaurants will need:

  • Secure payment processing – make sure the system offers full encryption and security for all transactions. Systems should be highly secure and cloud-based to minimize risk of data and security breaches. This should include in-house, web, and mobile security and contactless payments.
  • Customized solutions – using a POS system from NorthStar ensures you can choice your hardware and software configurations to meet your specific needs. In addition, with our comprehensive line of products, you never have to worry about trying to get different software programs to “talk” to each other.
  • Inventory management – ideally, a POS system should provide everything needed to run your restaurant, bar, café, or fast food venue. Inventory management is essential for managers to make decisions, track trends and hot items, and optimize ordering to avoid any possible issues.

While our POS systems are user-friendly and intuitive to use for orders and to process payments, we also offer 24/7 customer service support. If you need assistance with your NorthStar POS system, we are here to help.

To find out more or to talk to a representative about using our POS systems in your venue, fill out our contact form or call us today at 800-551-7674.

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Speedy Order Processing

Experience seamless transactions with an interface crafted for speed. With NorthStar POS, minimal taps translate to quicker turnarounds.

Mobile POS Capabilities

Equip staff with mobile devices to take orders directly from customers in line or even before they reach the counter, speeding up the entire process.

Integrated Online Ordering

Allows customers to see the order being inputted, which can reduce errors and increase transparency.

Customization and Modifiers

Embrace the essence of fast-casual with our intuitive customization feature. From salads to sandwiches, NorthStar POS accommodates detailed modifiers with ease, ensuring the kitchen gets the right message every time.

Digital Menu Boards Integration

Easily update and synchronize your digital menu displays directly from NorthStar. This allows for dynamic pricing, highlighting specials, or featuring limited-time offers without the need for separate systems.

Integrated Upselling Suggestions

Based on the items selected by the guests, NorthStar can provide servers with real-time suggestions for upselling complementary dishes, drinks, or desserts. This not only boosts sales but can also enhance the overall dining experience for guests.

Allergy and Dietary Restrictions

Accommodate allergy and dietary preference by enabling servers to assign orders by seat numbers.

Contactless Payment Options

In the evolving landscape of dining, offering contactless payments — such as tap-and-go cards, digital wallets, or QR code payments — can enhance the checkout experience by offering speed and safety.

Drive-Thru Management

For QSRs with drive-thru service, specialized features can streamline the ordering process, enhance communication between NorthStar and kitchen, and track drive-thru-specific metrics.