A Restaurant POS That Can Handle the Heat

This summer’s historic drought will send food costs skyrocketing; it is just a matter of when and how much. While restaurants have grown accustomed to absorbing food-price swings, operators say this summer’s drought may force them to pass on some of the burden to customers.

This historic drought decimated the soy and corn crops throughout the Great Plains. Wary of high feed costs ranchers sold off cattle and pork setting up the potential for high meat prices down the road as livestock supplies wane.  Beef is one the biggest concern as is a main ingredient in many items on most restaurant menus. Continue reading “A Restaurant POS That Can Handle the Heat” »

Hospitality Industry Supports the Youth

Pinnacle Hospitality Systems understands the importance of educating the youth of America and was proud to be a major sponsor in the first annual Forks & Fores Golf Tournament this week in St. Augustine, Florida.  The proceeds from this golf tournament went to support the local Culinary Students Scholarship Fund.  The purpose of this fund is to send high school students on to the college culinary programs to help prepare them for a career in the hospitality industry.

The Forks & Fores Golf tournament will be an annual event held by The Jacksonville Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association along with the National Association of Catering Executives and The National Golf Course Restaurant Association.  A record number of golfers turned out for a great day of golfing and networking on Monday at the Palencia Club. Continue reading “Hospitality Industry Supports the Youth” »

Peter Bragan Sr.: A Jacksonville All-Star

Last night as the crowd watched the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Kanas City, a crowd of several hundred mourners gathered in the Jacksonville Sun’s stadium to honor their All-Star, Suns owner Peter Bragan Sr.  Many rang the Jacksonville Suns’ victory bell during the 90 minute ceremony that celebrated his life and impact on the city of Jacksonville.  He was eulogized for everything from his kindness, his military service, to his tough negotiating stance in making a new ballpark for his Double-A franchise a reality, to being the patriarch of five Southern League championship teams.

Bragan was hospitalized a week ago with a urinary infection and was unable to attend the Suns game on Tuesday night last week when over 11,000 people turned out for his 89th birthday, the game and a fireworks show afterward.  Continue reading “Peter Bragan Sr.: A Jacksonville All-Star” »

Restaurant Point of Sale System Service

Your point of sale system is the nerve center of your business, handling every transaction. What if your system goes down on a weekend?  Or at midnight, just as the crowd at your bar is in full swing?  Having trouble closing and getting those final reports at 4 am?  Pinnacle Hospitality Systems has you covered.

Pinnacle Hospitality Systems offers full Service help desk support as well as technical support to all of our customers so that we can be available when you need it most! Behind each of our products stand dedicated services and support required to ensure proper function. Trust in our world-class services for all of your hospitality industry needs. Continue reading “Restaurant Point of Sale System Service” »

Bar Software

Recently opened Taps & Tequila in St. Petersburg, FL, is quickly becoming a local favorite with its high-end tequila lounge and outside beer garden.  With over 40 tequilas, including flavor infused tequila, 30 beers on tap, and 50 bottled beers to choose from there is something for everyone. When Owner Jennifer Hickey was on the search for a POS system for her new establishment she selected Pinnacle Hospitality System’s Dinerware for its quality, experience and price.

Taps & Tequila’s servers utilize Dinerware’s wireless ordering feature with iPods and iPads for convenient hand table side ordering. Servers place the order tableside as they take it, sending the order instantly to the bar and kitchen.  Servers can discuss the tab with the customers and even take credit card payment tableside increasing efficiency and accuracy. Continue reading “Bar Software” »

Restaurant POS System with Attitude

Looking for a good Latin meal with a little attitude?  Look no further as Lola’s Burrito Joint has opened in the busy Park and King area of Riverside.  Located at 1522 King Street in Jacksonville, Lola’s is a great addition to the restaurants in the area.  As soon as you step through the door you are awash in Mexican street motif.  On the walls hang painted car hoods many featuring a skeleton motif common to indigenous Mexican art. The restaurant’s centerpiece is the restaurant’s namesake, a dress-clad female mannequin sitting astride a blue Rhino chopper mounted above a row of booths in the center of the restaurant. The tabletops are painted a bright red with Mexican prayer candles adding to the atmosphere.

Owners Robert Kapuschansky and Kevin Brezil who brought you Carmine’s Pie House, a great, casual Italian restaurant and pizzeria, have teamed up with Chef Carlos Ramirez to bring Latin “street food” to the area. Continue reading “Restaurant POS System with Attitude” »

Restaurant POS Systems Needed to Meet Eating Out Growing Demand

By 2018, spending on food away from home will exceed food at home spending for the first time! This is the surprising conclusion in a new report from Rabobank’s global Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group that looked at the growth of the quick-service restaurant sector in the U.S.

In the report, analyst Nicolas Fereday charts the remarkable resilience and robustness of the U.S. restaurant industry in recent years, noting that the industry’s contribution to the nation’s GDP exceeds that of food manufacturing. Although there was a temporary emphasis on eating more at home during the 2007-2009 recession, consumers’ growing preference is to eat out versus eating at home. And quick serve restaurants are leading the way. Continue reading “Restaurant POS Systems Needed to Meet Eating Out Growing Demand” »