Looking for a way to keep profits up at your café or bar? It’s not enough to just provide patrons with delicious libations- if you want a packed house, make it an occasion they cannot miss! As winter weather slows walk-in traffic, it is important to have a strategy to draw customers out of their homes. Special events, musical acts, coupons, and limited time offers all serve to motivate customers into your establishment.
Bold Bean Coffee Roasters Brew Bar is a perfect example of this principle in action. Located in the heart of historic Riverside in Jacksonville, FL, the community oriented shop has become a popular destination for locals. While Bold Bean’s certified organic, artisan crafted coffees, complemented perfectly with their handmade syrups and sauces are real crowd pleasers along with their craft beers and wine, the owners make the extra effort to keep clientele coming back with weekly open mic nights, musical acts, exhibitions by local artists, coffee classes, and more.
Bold Bean is a family affair, founded by father and son team Jay and Zach Burnett who began their quest for perfectly roasted coffee in 2007. The Burnetts made the leap from supplying local shops with their roasted coffee to opening their own brew bar in 2011, choosing Calypso for their coffee shop pos system. Calypso, the most affordable restaurant POS system on the market, is straightforward and simple to use with department driven menu screens that drastically reduce training time. Integrated credit/debit and gift card processing lowers expenses by eliminating the need for additional processing equipment. The Burnetts keep their delicious beverages coming quickly with Calypso’s POS software that enables users to place orders, pay checks, and authorize credit, debit, and gift cards from the same screen.
When Jay’s culinary school-trained son Adam recently joined the team, baking pastries, hand pies, and fresh bread for different sandwiches every morning, adding the new menu items was quick and simple with Calypso’s on the fly menu management. Menu items are easily modified into new listings by copying and pasting existing menu items, including modifiers. “From the menu screen” price changes are immediate with Calypso’s POS system, so “Happy Hour” deals and other limited time specials become trouble-free ways to boost sales.
Calypso’s point-of-sale system seamlessly integrates with SunDrop Mobile to broadcast your events, offers and coupons on Facebook. SunDrop can be integrated directly into other software products and includes SMS text message, email and voice in addition to social media communication. Whether you are looking to update your established restaurant or opening a new pizza delivery service or frozen yogurt shop, or Calypso has the perfect point of sale software solution for you. Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 to get started.