Calypso at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show


The 42nd Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show opens its doors this Sunday, September 22, and this year promises to be the best yet! Enjoy the company of your fellow restaurant professionals while learning about exciting new products, flavors, and methods in a lineup that includes several new features and forums as well as returning favorites. While you are there immersing yourself  the latest techniques and trends, be sure to come see us at Booth #1819, where we can show you all the benefits that Pinnacle’s Calypso POS system has to offer!

Calypso is the most affordable POS system on the market, protecting your bottom line and saving you money from day one with a low initial investment that keeps start-up costs on budget. Some of the many features that make Calypso the perfect choice for your restaurant include:

Ease of Use
Straight-forward software and simple, department driven menu screens makes Calypso easy to learn, enabling quick, accurate service with a minimum of training time required.

Simple Credit Card Interface
Credit card processing is fast and easy with Calypso, which allows you to process credit, debit, and gift transactions directly from the PCI, PA-DSS compliant POS system so there is no need for additional equipment. Calypso’s single screen order to pay solution lets users place an order, authorize credit/ debit/ gift cards, and pay checks from the same screen.

Windows-free Operation
No more paying for expensive Windows upgrades with Calypso! Since Calypso POS software operates without Windows, you are freed from worrying about hackers, viruses, Windows glitches, and PCI compliance issues.

Loss and Theft Protection  
Protect your restaurant with Pinnacle’s loss prevention solution that seamlessly integrates a DVR with Calypso restaurant POS so you can verify transactions and eliminate employee theft.

Flexible Order Routing to Kitchen and Bar Prep Areas
Pinnacle’s Calypso restaurant POS system eliminates unnecessary trips to the kitchen and helps your staff process orders more quickly and accurately with custom kitchen messages and the ability to Send / Stay, Hold, and perform “On the Fly” ordering.

Turn-key Custom Solutions
Pinnacle offers Calypso turn-key solutions custom designed with features to meet the needs of specific restaurants, including:

  • Quick Serve POSCalypso’s kitchen video display lets users manage order times, customize item colors, and set alerts for long ticket times. Built-in features make it easy to track Eat In, Take Out, Call In, and Catering orders by type, while Speed of Service reporting for Drive Thru time and cash drawer assignment help keep service fast and accurate.
  • Table Service POS – With On the Fly menu management with immediate price changes and an item countdown, bank and check management, shift and daily reports, and even a liquor pouring interface, Calypso helps table service restaurants thrive.
  • Pizza Delivery POS – Includes a customer database with Caller ID and Delivery Driver management and dispatching. Experience reduced delivery time and increased customer satisfaction with Calypso’s Multiple Orders delivery driver ticket that allows for flexible order delivery.
  • Yogurt Shop POS – Includes Calypso’s integrated POS scales that use TARE weights to accurately weigh and price your frozen yogurt, deli meats or salad bar items, automatically subtracting the weight of the container and easily programmed to accommodate different sizes.

Let us show you all the ways Calypso can help your restaurant succeed! In addition to all the above features, Pinnacle’s Calypso POS solution offers barcode scanning, QuickBooks integration, and seamlessly integrates with SunDrop Mobile platform for social media marketing. Stop by Booth #1819 for more information about Calypso at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, or contact Pinnacle today at 800-771-7100 to find out all the ways Calypso’s versatile POS system can help your restaurant succeed!

2013 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

florida-restaurant-and-lodging-showCome join us at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show! The 42nd Annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is set to open at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL on Sept. 22-24, and it promises to be a great time. Mix, mingle, and enjoy learning about exciting new methods, techniques, and products with your fellow food professionals. Doors open at 11am all three days, and with full access to this busy schedule, you will want to be there early so you can catch every one of these special events and forums! Continue reading “2013 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show” »

The Super Bowl Needs a Super POS

Where will you be watching the biggest football game of the year? Fans in the South Florida area proclaim Duffy’s Sports Grill’s 24 award-winning locations as the ideal place to catch Super Bowl fever – in fact, Duffy’s North Miami Beach location was named the best place to watch the Super Bowl by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2011! Situated directly on the Intracoastal waterway, with a huge collection of screens inside and out, Duffy’s at North Miami Beach ensures that all their patrons have unobstructed views of the game even with Super Bowl-sized crowds.

Demand for Duffy’s delicious hand-breaded and tossed wings, served with the choice of eight sauces, and their superb Power Play Punch will be at an all-time high on Sunday, but Duffy’s Sports Grill can handle even on the busiest game-time rushes with ease using Pinnacle Hospitality Systems’ POSitouch POS for bars. Duffy’s bartenders can keep drinks flowing swiftly with the industry’s fastest service – they can order an item or cash out the check with just two key strokes. Pinnacle’s sports bar POS will keep service consistent and swift by letting servers start tabs including the customers’ names with just the swipe of a customer’s credit card.

Owner Paul Emmet was able to add Duffy’s Big Game Blowout takeout deal to all 24 of his restaurants from a single terminal with Pinnacle’s restaurant POS. Duffy’s daily Homeplate Specials and happy hours are a breeze to offer with Pinnacle’s flexible menu and price functionality that allows Emmet to configure by workstation, day of week and time of day. After the Super Bowl frenzy is over, Emmet can use the data analysis available with POSitouch’s bar POS to compare how each of his locations performed and which items were the most popular. He can query items by major cat, cost center, and user, displaying results on screen or sending them to a POS printer for hard copies.

Whether you are handling the busiest sports day of the year or day-to-day operations, Pinnacle Hospitality Systems’ POSitouch POS makes it easy for you to run your establishment efficiently. Pinnacle’s POSitouch features Windows based, open architecture software that is simple to maintain and expand, for use with single or multiple locations. POSitouch, the premier point of sale system for the hospitality industry, is used in thousands of businesses around the United States. Contact Pinnacle today at 1-800-771-7100 for more information on why Pinnacle Hospitality Systems and the POSitouch point of sale system are the winning solution for your establishment.

POS For Restaurant Gift Card Service

Frazzled holiday shoppers everywhere are fighting crowds in the search for the perfect gift. Come to their rescue! Offer gift cards at your restaurant and take the hassle out of gift giving, but make sure to have the right POS for restaurant gift card service one the customer arrives to redeem it. Once looked upon as impersonal, restaurant gift cards have been growing in popularity as holiday gifts among recipients and gifters alike. According to National Restaurant Association research, more than half (59 percent) of consumers last year were hoping to find a restaurant gift card under their tree, and more are expected to be looking this year. Gift givers appreciate the chance to provide family and friends with an experience rather than a material object. Continue reading “POS For Restaurant Gift Card Service” »

Is Your Restaurant POS System Going Pink?

How are you showing your community that you care?  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a perfect time to bring attention to a great cause and your restaurant. Fazoli has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to raise awareness and funds by creating a limited time only Pink Italian Lemon Ice. This lemon ice will be featured at participating Fazoli’s restaurants throughout October. The limited time drink is just $1.99, with $1 of the purchase price going to support NBCF’s mission to save lives through early detection.

Cathy Hull, Fazoli’s chief marketing officer, is pleased that Fazoli’s could support this important cause.  “We all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer and we at Fazoli’s are proud to help heighten the awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection,” says Hull. Continue reading “Is Your Restaurant POS System Going Pink?” »

Restaurant POS Systems at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

Next weekend thousands of restaurant and food service industry professionals will gather for the annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. This trade show is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from Saturday, September 22 through Monday, September 24. There will be dozens of educational programs, special events and thousands of new food products, equipment and services from more than 400 exhibiting companies. Just a few of the show’s highlights include:

Celebrity chefs from the Food Network will be conducting cooking demonstrations and a panel discussion. The 2012 Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum promises the latest information on trends, applicable business lessons, and what it takes to generates success in this industry.  Continue reading “Restaurant POS Systems at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show” »

Vote Now!

Stop everything you are doing and take a minute to help our favorite charity nominee become the 2012 Jr. Parade Captain for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.  Winning this would give Sydney and her non-profit foundation SIDES (Sydney’s Incredible Defeat of Ewing’s Sarcoma) some much needed publicity. Log into Facebook and vote on the Winterfest Boat Parade page.

On September 19, 2011, Sydney, 15, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer. SIDES (Sydney’s Incredible Defeat of Ewing’s Sarcoma) was formed and quickly qualified as a 501(c)(3) charity. Sydney helped design the SIDES logo and was involved in fundraisers to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. In 10 short months SIDES has raised over $165,000.00. Continue reading “Vote Now!” »