When opening a new restaurant, the start-up checklist can seem endless. From hiring and training staff members, to designing the space and ensuring all technology components work seamlessly, it can be easy to miss something.
In order to be successful today, every restaurant must leverage technology – there’s just no getting around it. From point of sale (POS) systems to digital menus, you must hire a trusted IT provider that can ensure all technology aspects are streamlined.
According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry makes an average of $782.7 billion in sales each year. Additionally, there are more than 1 million restaurant locations in the U.S., and a projected 1.7 million jobs will be created with the opening of new restaurants by the year 2026.
We can’t ignore the exponential growth the restaurant industry is experiencing, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. Therefore, restaurant owners must understand how leveraging technology can play a vital role in staying ahead of the competition and remaining successful. Consider our recommendations below when opening a new location.
At Skinny IT, we work closely with SICOM Systems, Inc., a digital signage software company that specializes in the quick-service restaurant industry and works for clients like Popeye’s, Hardees, Carl’s Jr. and Burger King. Before utilizing Skinny IT, SICOM used several different providers to deliver various technology solutions. Since we stepped in, we have streamlined the process and provided all IT solutions and services for its clients. Through our partnership with SICOM, we have installed digital menus and provided additional IT services to more than 150 fast service restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.
We specialize in transforming restaurants with IT solutions tailored to the client’s specific needs. Whatever they need, we’ll make it happen – and for an affordable price. Our goal is to ensure our customers are profitable, successful and continue to grow their restaurant businesses.
If you are opening a new restaurant and looking for an IT provider, we’d love to chat.