The market for new restaurants is still expanding, according to a recent U.S. restaurant census. The NPD Group, who conducted the census, found that the amount of restaurants in the U.S. increased last year, with 4,442 more restaurants in the fall of 2012 than there were in the fall of 2011. That brings the total number of U.S. restaurants to 616,008.
NPD’s Fall 2012 ReCount, which included restaurants open as of Sept. 30, 2012, showed that restaurant units, including midscale/family dining and fine dining restaurants, remained relatively stable over the past year. The total chain restaurant count grew by 1.1 percent from last year, to a total of 276,238 units. Total restaurant traffic was up 1 percent for the year ending November 2012 with consumers making 60 billion restaurant visits during the time covered by the census.
What does this mean for you? It means that now is the perfect time for you to open a franchise of your own! With so many types of restaurant franchises to choose from, you are sure to find one that fits your interests. Whether you choose to open a quick-serve restaurant, delivery service, or frozen yogurt franchise, Calypso has the point of sale system for you. Calypso is the most affordable POS system on the market today, with simple department driven menu screens that drastically reduce training time and enable fast, accurate service. Calypso POS streamlines every aspect of your restaurant with QuickBooks integration, kitchen video displays, inventory management, barcode scanning, digital surveillance integration and employee time clock and labor scheduling.
If a frozen yogurt shop is your franchise dream, Calypso can help it become a reality! Calypso offers a complete turn-key package for your frozen yogurt business. A self-serve frozen yogurt POS must have seamless integration to a POS scale to calculate the cost of merchandise based on weight of what the customer is looking to purchase. Calypso’s POS system with scale reads the weight from the scale automatically, reducing employee errors by eliminating the need to re-key a weight manually. With the Tare Weights Calypso’s POS system for yogurt shops will reduce the weight by the weight of the cup and can configure multiple cup sizes. Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 to make your frozen yogurt franchise dreams come true!