TouchBistro Announces the First Restaurant POS Suite Optimized for the Apple iPad Pro
December 21, 2015
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec 21, 2015) – TouchBistro has reimagined its iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) app for restaurants and bars to take advantage of the bigger 12.9 inch iPad Pro screen. The new TouchBistro 7.0, which will be available on the Apple App Store in January, ensures faster and more efficient order entry at the waiter station on the iPad Pro display, which is 78 percent larger than the 9.7 inch display of the iPad Air 2.
The iPad Pro screen offers the highest resolution (5.6 million pixels) of any iOS device. With the larger screen and resolution, TouchBistro now provides a POS system that is easier to read, shows more information, and is in a format more familiar to wait staff that have experience using the bigger screens on dated legacy systems at high-end restaurants. TouchBistro 7.0 also allows unlimited menus, and supports bigger floor plans for larger restaurants.
TouchBistro 7.0 can still be used on an iPad Mini by wait staff for mobile table-side order entry and payment processing. It provides restaurateurs and bar managers a greater choice of iPad POS system configurations from TouchBistro to support operations and customer service in the exact way they want to do business.
“TouchBistro 7.0 takes advantage of the speed and technological advances in the iPad Pro, and makes them accessible to restaurants and bars in a truly innovative POS solution that is designed to be used as the heart and operating system of food service operations of all sizes,” said Alex Barrotti, CEO and founder of TouchBistro. “With waiter conveniences like an optional right- or left-hand interface, to major features like unlimited menus and floor plans, to accepting payments of all kinds including digital and EMV chip and pin cards, TouchBistro is committed to engineering the best technology into an affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible package that provides the exact functionality a flourishing restaurant needs.”
TouchBistro is also expanding its suite of products with the introduction of its new Kitchen Display System (KDS), Customer Facing Display (CFD) and Menu App. The Kitchen Display System improves restaurant efficiency by displaying orders that have been electronically entered at the waiter station or table-side and received wirelessly on an iPad installed in the kitchen. This not only eliminates the cost spent on paper each month for printed chits, but also helps maintain a less cluttered and more coordinated kitchen prep area for multiple chefs or prep staff working together to provide the most efficient service to customers.
The Customer Facing Display (CFD) is an iPad display at the counter that shows patrons the menu items ordered and the prices as they are entered. The CFD is particularly useful in quick-service-restaurants where patrons place their orders at the counter.
Restaurants can use the free Menu App to showcase their menus in full color and detailed description with nothing left to the imagination of the patron. Wine lists and specials can come to life like never before.
“The TouchBistro suite of products offers flexibility and simplicity that is easily tailored to any type of restaurant or bar, from QSRs to high-end full service establishments,” continues Barrotti. “TouchBistro users can depend on us to continually deliver the functionality they need, using the best and latest technology as it becomes available, in an intuitive format. TouchBistro is an affordable replacement for dated POS systems and long expensive contracts, and without the expensive upfront costs for proprietary hardware.”
About TouchBistro With offices in New York and Toronto, TouchBistro is a leader in iPad restaurant point-of-sale technology for restaurants, cafes, bars, food trucks, and other food and drink venues. The TouchBistro app has been ranked as the number one top-grossing food and beverage app in 34 countries on the Apple® App Store(SM). TouchBistro was named Best POS System for Restaurants by Business News Daily in its annual review of dozens of point-of-sale (POS) systems and International App of the Year 2015 by Best in Biz Awards. TouchBistro offers a 30-day free trial that can be converted to a no-contract subscription. Additional information is available at www.touchbistro.com.