Starting January 1, 2012 new security standards  for restaurants and other businesses that capture and store credit and debit card data on their computers went into effect.  Systems that met the standards’ previous version have additional time to make sure they comply. Version 2.0 of the guidelines, developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, doesn’t include major new requirements. Instead, it contains some revisions and clearer guidance for merchants and others who must make sure that security meets the council’s criterion. Continue reading “New Security Standards” »

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Congratulations to Papa’s Café of Delray for another great review on tripadvisor!  Papa’s Café has over 20 years of experience preparing Spanish specialty dishes. This small family owned restaurant serves authentic  homemade Spanish food.  This Calypso point of sale customer offers its gourmet Spanish style breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Offering a weekday lunch special it is a favorite in the Congress Commerce Center.  These daily specials often include such favorites as shrimp chimichangas, enchiladas, tropical salad, Managua and the list goes on.  Their use of Calypso’s  POS system makes changing daily specials in the computer a breeze, so do not forget to ask your waiter about them. Continue reading “A Hidden Gem” »

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Opening a yogurt shop is a terrific way to take advantage of the latest health craze while also offering customers a delicious treat. Traditionally, frozen yogurt is considered healthier than ice cream because it is lower in fat and calories. The latest trend, however, is to offer yogurt that contains live cultures which have benefits far beyond simply being healthier. Live cultures, also called probiotics, are healthy bacteria that are necessary for the health of the large intestine. Probiotics can also improve lactose intolerance, boost immunity and help the body absorb vitamins. A yogurt shop is one of the most health-conscious business ideas available today. Continue reading “Open a Yogurt Shop” »

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When you first set up your Facebook account a few years ago did you ever think you would be making your restaurant one in the near future? As trivial as it may seem, the new social-media marketing phenomenon has created a relationship with consumers and opened a channel of dialogue that was never there before.

Consumers can now ‘like’ and ‘check-in’ to your business’s Facebook page and it is broadcasted to all of their friends’ feeds and publicly displayed on their Facebook walls and profiles. You can also share with those who have ‘liked’ your page, any photos, promotional statuses or public statements via Facebook as a means of public and customer relations. In return for this free advertising by customers, companies are giving special offers to loyal visitors by offering a free appetizer, buy-one-get-one-free promotions, and/or a certain percentages off their entire meal. Continue reading “People on Facebook ‘Like’ Your Restaurant” »

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This next year, a new federal law will come into effect that will demand all restaurants will 20 or more locations to keep a calorie count of their meals on their menus and menu boards. So will this mandate affect committed Burger King customers from ordering their usual now that they will have a little bit better knowledge of their calorie-intake.

According to operators of the law, having caloric knowledge will not be detrimental to restaurant sales as long as these businesses keep up-to-date on their restaurants business and menu strategy. For instance, did restaurant- X put themselves in their customers’ shoes, while ordering, when they decided they only wanted two serving sizes for soft drinks? And was that decision based upon getting the most out of their sales? Continue reading “Want to Redo Your Menu? Just Blame the New Federal Menu Labeling Law” »

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Calypso POS would like to welcome you to the North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show (NAPIS) in Columbus, Ohio. The NAPIS is not only the nation’s largest combined pizza and ice cream tradeshow, there is no comparable event in the country developed by operators for operators. The exhibit hall features seminars, in-depth workshops, nearly 200 businesses showcasing the latest equipment and countless samples of gooey pizza, tasty treats and beverages.

While at the NAPIS, come see Calypso software solution. We are located at booth number 546.  We understand your business, and will help you protect your profits and improve bottom line results. The Calypso POS sales system is ideal for table service and quick service operations. Calypso point of sale is the most affordable point of sale on the market. It is built on a non-Windows based platform. This means no more paying for Windows to operate your licenses, no more PCI compliance issues, no hackers or viruses, no Windows disk or memory overhead! Continue reading “Pie Witness News and the Inside Scoop” »

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