New SpeedLine POS Software Release Targets Quick Service

LYNDEN, WA – September 4, 2007 – Speed of service is the focus of the new SpeedLine 5.8 POS software release by point of sale provider SpeedLine Solutions, Inc., with a range of new capabilities for high volume restaurants and quick service concepts.
“A growing percentage of pizza companies, including a number of our customers, are adding new quick service concepts to their brand portfolios,” says SpeedLine vice-president of development Terry Haan. “They need their POS software to be versatile enough to address the specific technology needs of both types of restaurant.”
 
Although many of the new capabilities in the SpeedLine 5.8 release are targeted at quick service concepts and multi-brands, the speed of service improvements will benefit any restaurant.

One such development is Directed Order Entry™, a unique toolset that speeds the ordering of meal deals with flexible options and accurate pricing. Restaurant staff can order a package deal with one touch of a button, or build a value meal interactively with prompts for each choice. Restaurant operators can also use the new tools to prompt staff with upselling messages at key points in the order process.

SpeedLine 5.8 also adds support for customer-facing displays at the point of service and outdoor displays for drive-thru concepts. “Customer displays increase customer confidence,” says SpeedLine marketing manager, Jennifer Wiebe. “With the details of their order right in front of them, customers feel confident and in control, and the added visibility helps keep staff honest.”

The displays double as digital billboards as well, displaying appealing product images and upselling advertisements. “The impact of a well-crafted marketing message can be huge when it’s presented at the moment a customer is making a buying decision,” Wiebe adds.

New kitchen display options speed service and keep orders organized in the kitchen. Additional new tools enhance employee record-keeping, speed menu maintenance, and improve inventory tracking and labor performance analysis.
About SpeedLine

SpeedLine is the leading provider of intelligent solutions for pizza point of sale. A total pizza information system, SpeedLine helps restaurant operators and enterprise chains operate more efficiently and profitably. With offices in Lynden, WA, and Vancouver, BC. SpeedLine ( www.speedlinesolutions.com ) serves customers in the USA, Canada, and Europe.