Restaurant Technology


Restaurant Technology

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Online ordering - what's it really worth?

Started by Jeff Epstein. Last reply by Colette Chamberland Jan 26, 2011. 4 Replies

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Comment by Erik P. Hanson on July 7, 2010 at 5:48pm
Hello All - My name is Erik Hanson and I'm in the restaurant online ordering industry. My company was founded in 2005 in Dallas, Texas. I am always interested in learning about new and existing technologies that can help restaurants prosper. I look forward to being apart of this group. My company Website is If interested, I have also posted my blog on my page here on this site.

Comment by Eli Chait on July 5, 2010 at 10:53pm
@David You should take a look at Compeat Restaurant Management System ( We use their accounting product for a few restaurants and it is extremely robust. They have a service oriented architecture (SaaS) with a Microsoft SQL backend.

I don't have experience with their inventory management system, but the accounting product is top notch and I could not recommend anything better.

Hope thats helpful.


Comment by david hartley on June 22, 2010 at 8:17pm
Hallo !
Perhaps someone will be willing to share some information technology information ;-)

I need a (preferably mySQL backend) Enterprise level inventory system (purchase ordering a bonus) which is capable of dealing with a COMMISSARY model, where we receive and warehouse bulk ordered inventory and ALSO MANUFACTURE our own bulk prepared foods, which are then shipped daily to our 7 restaurants. We're a growing small enterprise, with a mere $8mil in sales (NOT "down" in this economy, and we've recently opened our 7th restaurant which is hugely successful :)
HOWEVER .. we've about reached our "growth limits" with seat-of-the-pants "technology" !
I've fairly recently taken a full time position as I.T. director after doing "outside contracting" for 2yrs.
This company has become my family, and I need your help to help us grow to the next level.
thank you kindly,
david hartley
Comment by FishList on June 22, 2010 at 5:33pm
Hey everyone. My name is Dave Goldstein, and I'm with Fishlist ( Glad to have joined this group, as I feel it will be a great opportunity to learn, network, and provide everyone with some valuable information on technology in the restaurant industry, a major part of who we are. is an exciting, and innovative web application launching near the end of Summer, 2010. If your restaurant, store, catering service, hotel, institution, etc., sells seafood, then you have a lot to look forward to. connects buyers and suppliers of seafood from all around North America. Using Fishlist, buyers of seafood will have access to thousands of seafood suppliers and their current inventories instantly.

Before going on, I want to make it clear that no actual transactions will take place on

Based on our extensive market research, we found that on average, a seafood restaurant purchasing manager will spend 3 hours each day locating, comparing, and buying seafood. This entails tons of phone calls to a limited supplier base to see what the supplier has in inventory, get updated price and location information, and to finalize price and shipment details. Three hours is a lot of time, and the fact that someone needs to spend that much time looking for seafood means that the inefficiencies in that area of operations spill over and take away valuable time and resources that could otherwise be used to improve and grow the business. Additionally, the limited supplier base purchasing managers are often stuck with, give the purchasing manager very little leverage when negotiating a sale, and often make it difficult to get exactly what they are looking for at a reasonable price. is going to change all of that. First off, the 3 hours I talked about above, will be cut down to almost nothing. The need to call/email around for updated price, location, and availability information on seafood will no longer exist. Purchasing managers can access an endless supplier base and each suppliers inventory. Every detail about the product and sale will be available as well, including, size price, quality, freshness, origin, style, minimum order, and availability of product, among MANY other things. Every important detail and piece of information pertaining to seafood supplier itself will also be available. These include things like, location, distribution area, buyer requirements, contact info, credit application, certifications, third parties used (shipping, storage, etc.), and a section where buyers can view feedback that has been left for them by other customer's they have dealt with. Best of all, all product and company info will be current. With all of this information at a seafood purchasing manager's fingertips, time will be saved, intelligent and informed purchases will be made, efficiency will incerase, and profits will increase. will offer various tools and resources developed specifically for seafood buyers. A few of these include, the ability to find overstocks and specials, the ability to let Fishlist find possible products for you, even when you're not on the site, and the ability to get products urgently. Also, will be incredibly EASY TO USE.

That's just a little taste of what has to offer.

Please take my invitation to visit our website at, fill out our form, and be one of the first to take advantage of a 100% FREE account when we launch later this summer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message on Fohboh, or email us at Additionally you can follow us on Twitter at We look forward to hearing from you, and if you buy or sell seafood, we can't wait to become your most valuable resource.
Comment by Dave Brewster on June 19, 2010 at 7:42am
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Comment by Edward Louis on May 25, 2010 at 2:12pm
Hi Group; i work with a comany that integrates high-end text message marketing, Wait Time Management, Table Management, and on-line reservations all together in an amazingly powerful bundle that proves to increase retention and frequency an average fo 40% in the three months. I'd love to set up a demo and walk thorugh just how easy and automated it really is to attract new customers, stay top of mind for your current customers, and reactivate those that haven't been in to see you in a while.

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Comment by Welltech Bistro on April 17, 2009 at 1:41pm
Hi, I look forward to being a part of this group. My name is Dina Aronson. My company sells an online tool -- an interactive nutrition calculator -- for restaurants to add to their web sites. Customers really like the tool, and it's a great way for restaurants to present nutrition data of their menus. I am happy to answer questions / join in discussions regarding nutrition software/technology, menu labeling laws, nutrition analysis, and related topics. I'm eager to learn about what restaurants are doing with technology, what tools they find useful, and what they are interested in. Thank you. (Follow me on twitter @welltechbistro)
Comment by Emily Daubney on March 7, 2009 at 2:02pm
Hi Restaurateurs,
I am a college student looking for industry professionals to help me with my senior project by participating in a brief survey, pertaining to health and nutrition in the restaurant industry. As an expression of gratitude for your contribution, the results of this survey will be sent to you to use as you wish within your establishment. Please leave your contact information following the last question in the text box to receive your copy of the results.
Please follow the link below. It should not take more than 5-10 minutes. Thank you very much for your help.

Comment by Peter Garin on March 4, 2009 at 8:44pm
I'm a systems integrator for low voltage.... meaning I'm a "tech" guy. I design sound, telephone, audio/video, security, camera, digital signage and P.O.S. systems cabling in San Francisco. If I can be of help, let me know.




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