Tips for Opening A Pizza Restaurant

We all love pizza; but for you it’s so much more. You’ve been a fan since that first taste of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese on an English muffin in the elementary school cafeteria. Later you created multiple topping masterpieces in your kitchen for family and friends. Let’s face it, you and pizza have enjoyed a special relationship. It’s no surprise that when the time came, opening a pizza restaurant of your own was a fulfillment of your life’s dream.

Now comes the hard part. A report on the Statistic Brain website from June 2013 found that there were 70,000 pizza restaurants in the United States. And, 65 percent of those are independently owned, meaning the competition is fierce. The pizza business generates $32 billion in annual revenue and if you’re going to get your slice of the “pie,” you’ll need to be at the top of your game. That’s where Revel comes in.

Entering a competitive marketplace is always a challenge, but having the right tools at your disposal goes a long way toward leveling the playing field. Since 83 percent of pizzerias offer home delivery; taking, preparing, tracking and delivering orders is key to your restaurant’s success. Revel’s POS System for Pizza Places takes care of every aspect of the order/delivery process and even manages inventory so you’ll never be out of your customer’s favorite toppings. The system can also manage staffing so you’re always covered during peak times but not overstaffed during down times. You can even check sales in real time with Revel’s Intelligent Reporting.

In a connected world you’ve got to be able to reach your regulars while constantly growing the customer base. According to Granbury Restaurant Solutions, a recent Forbes study reports that the lifetime value of a single customer can reach $25,000; with repeat customers making up 70 percent of sales in most casual dining restaurants. The ability to track loyal customers and design services and offers will increase satisfaction and help grow your business. This can be accomplished with online ordering and gift and loyalty programs seamlessly managed by Revel’s POS System. With software options that include split-pie capabilities and an integrated delivery module, managing the nuts and bolts of your pizzeria can be accomplished with a few swipes and screen touches.

You make pizza because you love sharing your passion with others. Why not let Revel provide solutions to the “business” part of your business, while you concentrate on doing what you love.

For more on the Revel Pizza POS, be sure to stop by booth 857 at the International Pizza Expo March 24-27 in Las Vegas.