Food trucks are a great way for aspiring and up-and-coming restaurateurs to break into the restaurant business. In addition, established restaurants often start food trucks in order to reach new customers and add revenue streams. To maximize the potential of these popular restaurants on wheels, however, it’s important to install a food truck POS system that’s right for your business.
Ready to get a piece of the estimated $2.7 billion food truck market? Point of Sale recently broke down the key considerations for evaluating and selecting the right POS system for your truck.
Food truck customers expect to order, pay and receive their food quickly. If your POS system is bottlenecking the process, they’ll get frustrated and find another truck.
It goes without saying, but there isn’t much extra room inside food trucks. Make sure to select a POS system that is lightweight, small in size, and connects with as few cables as possible.
The beauty of food trucks is that they can be completely unique, both in food and in internal workflows. Find a POS system that can be customized to meet your needs.
As in any restaurant, it’s important that a food truck POS system has the capability to report on sales and inventory. You’ll also want to track performance by location, day and time, food offerings and more.
Food truck fans love sharing their finds on social media. Take advantage of this excitement with a customer loyalty program. You can even tie your POS system into a CRM, creating a marketing list that will allow you to alert customers of your location, new products and more.
Make sure your food truck POS system can still process payment even if you lose internet connectivity.