Designed to Help You Better Run Your Restaurant

Restaurant Point Of Sale Systems Made for You

Every Restaurant is Different, So It’s Our Goal to Work Closely with You to Customize a Solution to Meet Your Needs

restaurant pos software
From Taking Orders to Back Office Reporting, You Get It All

Restaurant POS Software Features

The features your restaurant cares about most or keep scrolling to see everything that comes with our point of sales solution:

Improve Your Restaurant's Processes and Access the Data You Need to Make Better Business Decisions

POS Nation's restaurant software is designed to meet the needs of your restaurant. With so many features, it's hard to find room to list them all!

customer-1
Order by Table

Eliminate order errors with easy reference to each table’s information. Increase turnover and serve more guests each night!

BP-_0004_003-grocery
Online Ordering

We’ve partnered with GrubHub, Seamless, TakeOut, Menu Drive, and other online delivery platforms to offer online ordering integration. Don’t have a website? No problem. Already have a website? Just as easy. Either way, we’ll help you upload your menu to the web.

clerk-1
Kitchen Communication (Printer/KDS)

Streamline processes from the sales floor to the kitchen. From printers to kitchen display systems, always have clear communication between the staff and the kitchen.

beer-box
Track Bar Tabs

Quickly and accurately record orders while focusing on customers — even track tabs by customer description.

Inventory-icon
Sales Reports

Gain real-time visibility into your sales activity. Know what menu items are selling and which ones needs to be replaced.

beer-1
Happy Hour Pricing

Let your POS system automatically change prices for select times, and never worry about entering the wrong amount.

BP-_0002_002-champagne
Liquor Inventory Control and Recipe Tracking

Keep track of over-pouring to eliminate free drinks and lost profits; track all your drink recipes in your point of sale.

padlock-1
Reduce Shrinkage

Have full knowledge of your inventory and all your expenses — always keep your employees accountable.

Menu Programming with Modifiers

Servers can easily and efficiently enter custom orders and send them to the kitchen.

Menu Populated with Pictures

Decrease order errors with graphical “quick” keys for popular menu items. Customer satisfaction levels will soar when orders are placed quickly and accurately.

Table Ordering and Management

One of the flagship features of our restaurant POS software is table ordering and management. Easily see what tables are open and which ones are occupied. The server's name and length of time each customer has been at their table are posted on every filled table. Access occupied tables to add to their order as the guests' dinner progresses.

Split Checks

Splitting checks is fast and easy. Use the touchscreen to divide up orders, and split a check as many ways as needed to accommodate your customers. For large groups, order by seat number to keep the entire group on individual tickets. The quicker checks are divided up and closed out, the faster your business will turn over tables.

Manage Inventory and Food Cost

Calculating accurate food costs for prepared meals is critical to understanding the profitability of your restaurant. Detailed recipe management tracks inventory with each serving. For example, each time a hamburger is ordered, two buns, a quarter pound of beef, and a slice of cheese are not only deducted from your inventory, but the cost of the individual items is summed and included as cost of goods sold on your P&L. Stop wasting time calculating the costs of your dishes by hand. And with inventory reporting and control, make sure your raw inventory is going into the business, and not out the back door.

Track Bar Tabs

Increase your sales and profitability by expanding your bar and alcohol business. With the bar tab feature, pre-authorize credit cards so collecting payment is a breeze, and feel at ease because you won't be responsible for a stack of credit cards sitting behind the bar any longer.

Track customers by name or even physical description for when the bar is so loud you can't hear the guy yelling three feet in front of you, or if the name is so strange that you just have to go with "man in red shirt". Add tips, settle up, and move on to serving the next customer.

Tip Tracking

Tip tracking is a vital part of any restaurant business, so the system you choose needs to be able to do this without fail. Accurate and easy tip tracking is imperative to maintaining a happy and reliable wait staff. Each ticket gives the user an opportunity to add a tip before it's closed, and cash tips can be reported at clock-out. Track tips by server so there's never any question as to who is owed what.

Forced and Optional Modifiers

Modifiers give you the ability to customize orders by adding specific toppings, sides, or special preparations instructions. Forced modifiers are also a great way to structure order entry so the wait staff never forgets to communicate particulars of the order to the kitchen. For example, if a hamburger is ordered, forced modifiers might include medium, medium-well, or well done while optional modifiers might include extra ketchup, lettuce, and bacon.

Employee Tracking and Monitoring

Set your employee work schedules in the POS system, and your employees will be able to print their upcoming work week on the receipt printer any time they need it. 

Run audit reports on each employee's usage of voids, discounts, split checks, cash discrepancies, and more to reduce shrinkage and eliminate theft.

Pour Control

One of the top reasons that bars and restaurants fail is lost inventory from improperly poured drinks. With the POS software's recipe tracking, monitor each liquor bottle to ensure your bartenders aren't overpouring. For example, if a customer orders a Jack & Coke, 2oz of Jack Daniels will be deducted from your inventory, and when 25oz have been reached, the system knows a 750ML bottle is empty.

Eliminate theft and shrinkage to ensure your profits stay in your business.

Every Feature You Need to Run Your Restaurant

Capterra Top 20 for Restaurant POS Sep-20Software Advice Frontrunners for Restaurant POS Sep-20
Order by Table Management

Manage the Entire Floor From Your System

Our restaurant POS software lets you customize your floor layout and manage individual tables within the POS system. Whether you operate a dining room, bar, patio, or all three, you'll always have a live view of your restaurant. Each table is identified as vacant or occupied, and if occupied, the server’s name is displayed along with the length of time the customer has been at the table.

Once a table is filled, place orders by seat to ensure each guest receives exactly what they ordered. Easily add to an order throughout the meal. Hold and fire orders as needed, and when the meal is complete, split checks by guest in seconds to ensure happy customers.

Track tips within your system to easily and quickly allocate compensation to the wait staff. Use your software to manage employee time and attendance with clock-in and clock-out features.

Assign employees to a job or profile that limits their ability to perform certain functions or access sensitive information on the POS. Requiring manager approval for discounts and voids is a great way to ensure your financial security.

Set compensation rates and run your entire payroll through your point of sale system.

Always Know Who's Owed What

Tip Tracking and Employee Management

Kitchen Communication

Quick Communication Means Faster Turnover

Once an order is placed, the ticket is sent to the kitchen via a remote printer, which creates a paper ticket. You can even print menu items to different kitchen printers so that orders are sent to the right station. For example, all drink orders can be sent to the bar while all food orders are sent to the kitchen. Print modifiers in red to clearly distinguish different selections and add notes for allergies or special preparation instructions.

If you’d like to stay away from printing tickets, a kitchen display system (KDS) presents orders on a monitor for the kitchen staff to see. Orders can be cycled through and bumped off the monitor when they are complete. The KDS can only display eight orders at once, and because of this, they're primarily used by fast-food and fast-casual restaurants.

As ingredients and portions are built into a recipe, the proportional food cost is added to the menu item. If ground beef costs eight dollars per pound and each hamburger calls for half a pound of beef, then the system knows that each hamburger includes four dollars worth of ground beef. When a hamburger is ordered, four dollars of costs are added to your P&L.

Continuing the example, when a hamburger is ordered, the system automatically deducts half a pound of beef from the inventory so an accurate count is always kept.

One of the top reasons restaurants fail is that they don't understand the profitability of each dish. That 25 dollar pork chop may sound profitable, but after 15 ingredients are added, you may actually be selling it at a loss. Recipe tracking also lets your chefs and bartenders easily access guides for preparing any order.

Recipe Tracking

Food Costs at Your Fingertips

Let Us Program Your Menu For You

Customizable Menu

We can program your entire menu into the software for easy order entry. Your staff can identify menu items by pictures to increase the speed and accuracy of entering orders. Divide your menu by sections — for example, appetizers, mains, sides, and drinks — to keep everything organized for the wait staff.

Set forced modifiers that require entry before proceeding with the order, which helps the wait staff remember to ask all the necessary questions. For example, when a steak is ordered, the next screen requires the waitress to select rare, medium, or well done.

Modifiers allow customers to add sides, toppings, and other requests to an order. Modifiers can also be customized with descriptions such as light and extra so when a hamburger is ordered, for example, your staff can choose from a variety of optional modifiers including ketchup, tomato, bacon, and cheese. Additional costs can be tied to modifiers as well.

FAQ: Restaurant POS Software

Is your restaurant POS software tested and proven?
Our restaurant POS software is trusted by over 20,000 restaurants and has the features and flexibility to meet a variety of needs.
Can you import my menu into your restaurant POS system?
Yes we can. With custom menu programming, your restaurant POS system will be ready to use the day it arrives.
What hardware comes with your standard restaurant POS system?
Our standard restaurant point of sale includes a touchscreen POS terminal, cash drawer, receipt printer, and kitchen printer. We only sell ruggedized POS hardware designed to meet the strenuous demands of busy restaurants.
What about tablets? Can the wait staff use tablets with your restaurant POS system?
Yes. Although we don’t sell Apple iPads, our restaurant POS software works on tablets running Windows 8 or Windows 10. Your wait staff can quickly and easily take orders on tablets and immediately translate them to the kitchen.
How does your POS transmit orders to the kitchen?
Our restaurant POS system can transmit orders to the kitchen in two ways. First, the POS can use networked printers to print tickets to the kitchen. Second, your point of sale can use a kitchen display system, or KDS, to display orders on a monitor.
Can your restaurant point of sale transmit different menu items to different kitchen printers?
Yes. You can route any menu item to any kitchen printer. For example, appetizers can be sent to the appetizer station and so forth.