LATEST NEWS FROM GRS

Granbury Restaurant Solutions Named 19th Fastest Growing Company in North Texas by Technology Business Council

Posted on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Grapevine, TX - On August 23rd, 2013, restaurant technology leader Granbury Restaurant Solutions was named to the prestigious Fast Tech Award list of the fastest growing technology companies in North Texas. Posting a two-year growth percentage of 140%, Granbury Restaurant Solutions placed 19th on the list.

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Tags: POS, technology, DiamondTouch, FireFly POS, News, Granbury Restaurant Solutions, VitalLink

Winner of POS Giveaway: Pizza Chalet, Yucaipa, CA

Posted on Thu, Apr 25, 2013

Scott Dillard of The Pizza Chalet in Yucaipa, CA is the lucky winner of the first quarter Granbury POS Giveaway!  Scott will receive a free 2-terminal point-of-sale system and has a choice between Granbury's pizza-specific point-of-sale software products:  FireFly, DiamondTouch or Vital Link.   He will also receive free phone training, 3 months of free online & mobile ordering, and 3 months of free technical support.

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Tags: POS, Case Study, Online Ordering

Restaurant Delivery Software Guide: Free Download

Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2012

When restaurants add delivery to their service mix, they find a whole new set of operational challenges to manage.  From efficient order taking to effective dispatching, driver management to customer marketing, delivery adds complexity as well as the opportunity for great profit. 

The right technology can help a restaurant owner successfully manage delivery operations. Granbury Restaurant Solutions has a free guide that covers all you need to know about choosing the right point-of-sale system to manage your delivery operation.  Delivering Success: How Technology Makes Restaurant Delivery A Profit Center, is available as a free download at the Granbury website - just follow this link.  

The guide covers important topics such as creating delivery business rules, improving phone orders, integrating online ordering, managing the dispatch process, controlling delivery drivers, reporting, and database marketing. Each section includes a POS Checklist to help guide restaurant owners into looking for the features they will need.

Whether you are new to delivery or just looking to improve your operation with the next generation of technology, this free guide can help steer you in the right direction. 

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Tags: POS, technology, Delivery

Coffee Shop Manager Announces Enhanced Version 3.0 Point-of-Sale

Posted on Thu, Sep 20, 2012

Integrated Mobile & Online Ordering, Self-serve iPad Ordering Featured. Coffee Shop Manager, the leading point-of-sale solution specifically designed for the specialty coffee industry, will unveil a fully updated Version 3.0 at CoffeeFest Seattle on Friday.  The solution features extensive enhancements to the in-store point-of-sale software as well as fully integrated mobile ordering, online ordering, and iPad-based self-serve ordering kiosk. 

    The mobile ordering app is branded for each coffee shop, and is compatible with iphones and Android smart phones.  Customers can use it to easily place their coffee order while in transit, so they can bypass the line in the shop.   The app is complemented by a full online ordering solution and an in-store i-Pad Kiosk solution  - all designed to provide a consistent, innovative customer experience.
   
    “With these new customer facing technologies, coffee shops can stand out from the competition and provide a new level of convenience,” commented Larry O’Connor, Director of Product Development for Coffee Shop Manager.  “And seamless integration into the Coffee Shop Manager point-of-sale system means operations run smoothly, with no cumbersome technology hand-offs for the shop owner to have to navigate.”

    In addition to the new integrations, Version 3 offers enhanced flexibility and power in ordering processes and menu design, a new graphical interface for cashiers and extensive enhancements to employee management and inventory features.

    “We’ve included so many suggestions that our customers have requested over the years, making Version 3.0 the most feature-rich solution available to the coffee shop operator,” commented Eric Johnson, Product Manager.

    Visitors to CoffeeFest Seattle this September 21-23 will have the opportunity to demo the product suite and take advantage of special introductory offers.

About Coffee Shop Manager
Coffee Shop Manager is a division of Granbury Restaurant Solutions, a leading provider of restaurant technology nationwide. With integrated point-of-sale, online, mobile and self-serve applications, and automated marketing and customer loyalty solutions, Granbury offers restaurant and coffee shop operators a single source for their technology needs.  Please visit www.coffeeshopmanager.com and www.granburyrs.com for more information. 
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Tags: coffeefest seattle, POS, Online Ordering, Mobile Ordering, self-serve, coffee shop manager

Pudgie's® Pizza Selects GRS As Exclusive Technology Provider

Posted on Thu, Jun 28, 2012

When Pudgie’s Pizza was founded in 1963, computer technology was not a part of their game plan for great pizza.   But times have changed, and continued success and national recognition for their pizza has meant expansion and franchising.  Now, nearly 50 years later, Pudgies has selected Granbury Restaurant Solutions as the technology partner to help them navigate the future.

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Tags: POS, Case Study, Online Ordering, Pizza

Metro Pizza Featured in Pizza Today Article!

Posted on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Las Vegas based GRS customer Metro Pizza is featured in an article in Pizza Today this month!  Click here to check it out and get their insite on non-conventional expansions.
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Tags: POS, technology, Customer Service, DiamondTouch, Pizza, Social Media

Granbury Restaurant Solutions Acquires Coffee Shop Manager POS

Posted on Mon, Jun 04, 2012

Granbury Restaurant Solutions has completed the asset acquisition of POS Core Technologies, Inc., makers of the popular Coffee Shop Manager point-of-sale solution for the specialty coffee industry. This acquisition follows Granbury’s strategy of adding solutions and customers to its growing stable of restaurant technology.
“We are very excited to add POS Core Technologies to our organization and to welcome the users of Coffee Shop Manager to Granbury Restaurant Solutions,” commented Tom Bronson, Granbury CEO. “Their products offer an excellent opportunity to expand our market offerings, and GRS will be able to offer Coffee Shop Manager users a variety of new solutions including on-line ordering, self-serve Kiosk ordering, a branded smart phone ordering app, and our SalesBuilder automated customer loyalty system. The addition of Coffee Shop Manager to our portfolio demonstrates our commitment to the specialty coffee market.”
“Joining forces with GRS brings great opportunities for growth to our organization,” commented Lee Alexander, principal with POS Core Technologies. “We are confident that this acquisition will be a positive move for our customers and our team. We are excited to be a part of GRS - especially as it is related to their world class customer service and product development teams.”
Terms of the asset purchase, which was completed on Friday, were not disclosed.
About Granbury Restaurant Solutions
A leading provider of restaurant technology to the pizza, delivery, specialty coffee, quick serve and casual dining markets, Granbury Restaurant Solutions includes the POS brands FireFly, DiamondTouch, Vital Link and now Coffee Shop Manager. GRS offers a full solution set including point-of-sale, back office management, enterprise reporting, online & smart phone ordering, kiosk self serve solutions, and customer loyalty. Learn more about Granbury Restaurant Solutions at www.granburyrs.com.

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Tags: POS, technology, Customer Service, Marketing, Mobile Ordering

GRS Announces Enhancements to its Mobile Restaurant Ordering App

Posted on Wed, Apr 11, 2012

    The convenience of ordering your favorite pizza, burger, coffee or sandwich right from a smart phone means added profits for restaurant owners nationwide, thanks to the latest release of GRS’s mobile ordering app.  

The software provides restaurants and individualized, branded, downloadable app that is tied to their GRS online ordering system.   Each app is customized for the individual restaurant and features a store locator tied to the phone GPS, easy re-order of the customer’s favorite meals, and quick access to customize a new order.    

    Since its initial release in late 2010, the app has been tremendously popular for restaurant clients using the GRS online ordering solution. “With this latest enhancement, we’ve moved to html5 technology, which enables us to provide seamless cross-platform experience,” said Director of Product Development Larry O’Connor.   “Restaurants can promote their app for direct download from their website FaceBook page or QR code in the restaurant, without having to go through the app store(s).”

    “We know that online orders are shifting increasingly to the smart phone platform,” said GRS CEO Tom Bronson.  “When a restaurant can give their customers a quick, convenient way to order - with just a few clicks to reorder their favorite lunch or family dinner - it is a real boost to customer service and customer frequency.”

    “Love this for ordering pizza!”, “This app is amazing - quick and easy”, “Awesome”, are some of the consumer reviews on the app store.

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Tags: POS, technology, Online Ordering, Mobile Ordering, Pizza