Why are you open on Tuesday?

Published by Boise POS For Our Aloha Users   This week we have one question to ask.  Why are you open on Tuesday?  Traditionally Tuesday is the slowest day of the week for most restaurants, yet overhead doesn’t slow down just because it’s Tuesday.  The rent, utilities, interest on loans, payroll, and advertising still go on.  So what can you do to help bring customers in to the restaurant on Tuesday?  What if you gave every customer that visited your restaurant on Friday and Saturday a coupon good for a specific dollar amount off of their meal on any Tuesday? 
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HOW DO YOU INFORM YOUR SERVERS OF TODAY’S SPECIALS?

Published by Boise POS For Our Aloha Users   a.                   Write them on a chalk board. b.                  Tell them when they come to work. c.                   Let them ask the chef. d.                  Aloha tells them. If you answered (d) congratulations, you are a star.  Your reward is that you can take the rest of the day off and you don’t need to read any further.  If you didn’t get it right, read on.  Aloha has the ability to print this message when your servers clock in.  To program, do the following:   From Aloha Manger click on             MAINTENANCE             MESSAGES
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It’s All About Service!

                                                                             Published by Boise POS for our Aloha Customers.   In an effort to give your customers the best possible service, you may want to consider a team approach.  How improved would your guests’ dining experiences be if they had two or three servers at their beck and call?  Having multiple servers handling a table may be a way of making your restaurant special.   If you travel to New Orleans be sure you eat at Chef Emeril’s Nola’s Restaurant.  Located in the French
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And the winner is …………………………

Published by Boise POS for our Aloha Users.   This weeks Aloha Pipeline  deals with how to use Aloha to increase sales of appetizers and desserts.  Aloha can track sales of just one item i.e. Banana Cream Pie, or of all desserts by server.  With Aloha doing the bookkeeping, we can now have a sales contest among your servers to see who sells the most desserts, wines or appetizers in a week.   By tracking the items that your wait staff has the ability to sell, an employee that consistently sells less than the average will be plainly visible.  Consider a
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How Are You Doing?

Published by Boise POS for our Aloha Users   What do your customers think of your service, food, price, atmosphere or new menu?  Well, you think, my customers must be OK with all of those or they wouldn’t be here.  Maybe, but perhaps they have an idea or observation that could be significant to your business.  The Aloha Survey feature provides you with a method to solicit that information from your customers.  Once configured it prints on the bottom of the guest check that is presented to your guests for payment.  You could hire a consulting firm to help you,
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PCI DSS 1.2

Published by Boise POS Solutions For Our Aloha Users  Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard We’ve all heard about PCI compliance and what effect it has on our business. The PCI standard was revised in the fall of last year and has been widely interpreted.  Toward understanding 1.2 in lay terms we have found a document that explains the basic points and what they mean to a restaurateur.  Please take time to go to the site listed below and print "The Falcon’s View". http://www.secureconsulting.net/2009/02/pci_dss_v12_in_a_nutshell.html In combination with current standards and systems it is almost impossible to be compliant.  So what
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PCI Compliance Update

Published by Boise POS Solutions For Our Aloha Users   There are a number of items that must be considered in determining your compliance with PCI 1.2.  The following are general rules that will help our customers in evaluating their Aloha system readiness. Currently 5.3.15 and later is compliant. December 2009 version 6.1 will be the minimum necessary to be compliant from the Aloha side. June 2010 version 6.2 will be necessary. December 2010 6.4 will be the minimum required. In order to run Aloha 6.1 software the front of house operating system must be at least Windows 2000, Widows
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Tutorials

Template FAQs A series of frequently asked questions regarding common template use and customisation issues. Read More… Demo Content A look at some of the modules and techniques used in the demo content on the frontpage of the Replicant 2 demo. Read More… Logo Editing An overview for customizing your logo and replacing the logo text with your organization or company name and logo. Read More… PNGfix An overview of how to customize your Replicant 2 in respects to the Internet Explorer PNGfix. Read More… More Replicant 2 Template Tutorials Continue learning how to configure and customize the Replicant 2
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few FAQs that you'll probably be wondering about with Replicant 2 General Features RokNewsFlash is a module which dynamically loads content items and rotators them in a horizontal fashion. The logo can be switched to the icon module position with a simple change in the index.php configuration. The RocketTheme Logo/copyright area can be switched to the footer module position with a simple change in the index.php configuration. RokContentRotator is a module which dynamically loads content items and rotators them either by hover or click (depending on configuration). RokSlide What is the RokSlide Feature? You will observe that
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