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  Topic: POS software advice please.
Capt Jack

Replies: 14
Views: 5684

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon May 29 17 9:01 am   Subject: POS software advice please.
Thanks Capt. I'll look into them. I like that I can use Windows!
The on boarding process was a mess...
Can you please elaborate?

Ordyx has a questionnaire for you fill out that covers an extensiv ...
  Topic: POS software advice please.
Capt Jack

Replies: 14
Views: 5684

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat May 27 17 11:43 am   Subject: POS software advice please.
I can add one more POS option for you to look at. I went live with ORDYX back in February. The on boarding process was a mess, but the system itself is a fully functioning Cloud based system with the ...
  Topic: New Equipment Recommendations
Capt Jack

Replies: 2
Views: 2451

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Apr 28 17 8:23 pm   Subject: New Equipment Recommendations
No money to burn here. I have done exactly what you do when we set up our current space. Best feeling ever to own everything. Everything came from an auction, Craigslist, or Ebay. I became an expert a ...
  Topic: New Equipment Recommendations
Capt Jack

Replies: 2
Views: 2451

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Apr 26 17 2:54 am   Subject: New Equipment Recommendations
I am needing recommendations for an outdoor walk-in cooler/freezer combo. High efficiency very important. Who is the best?

Need a new 3ft flat top. Propane only or has anyone here used a new induct ...
  Topic: online ordering app
Capt Jack

Replies: 7
Views: 3785

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Feb 23 17 9:19 pm   Subject: online ordering app
Interesting about the central call center. A nice compromise for the big guys. It spreads out the cost and other issues with answering the phones locally.

I will eventually give in to to some kind ...
  Topic: online ordering app
Capt Jack

Replies: 7
Views: 3785

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Feb 22 17 9:11 pm   Subject: online ordering app
I too use Gloriafood and recommend it. Customer response in my area has been good overall, but some customers still use it to see the menu and all its options, yet call us to give us their order. I do ...
  Topic: Fried Mush
Capt Jack

Replies: 12
Views: 2943

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 01 17 9:11 pm   Subject: Fried Mush
Those look great! The same thing we have used to make Shrimp 'n Grits before and also it goes great with chicken with a French creme sauce!
  Topic: New joint in town, Suburban MN
Capt Jack

Replies: 5
Views: 3379

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Dec 03 16 9:33 pm   Subject: New joint in town, Suburban MN
Congrats on your new venture. Satisfying is an understatement when you see total strangers come in and enjoy something you made.

I too read this forum and learned a lot from posters. Also, I recom ...
  Topic: Credit Card Processor
Capt Jack

Replies: 26
Views: 9126

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon Dec 07 15 8:02 am   Subject: Credit Card Processor
I went with Bob Becker, who wrote a great explanation how this whole merchant processing works. ALL fees I pay amount to 2-2.5% per month depending on what type of cards people use during that month. ...
  Topic: signage
Capt Jack

Replies: 2
Views: 1483

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon Nov 23 15 11:18 am   Subject: signage
Do you have windows? Window perf is an option.
http://www.industryprinting.net/Speciality_Printing_s/2.htm

What about a CNC-routed sign hanging on a bracket? http://www.ragsigns.com

It all dep ...
  Topic: Fly abatement, what'chu using that works?
Capt Jack

Replies: 16
Views: 6274

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Aug 01 15 11:25 am   Subject: Fly abatement, what'chu using that works?
Sorry, it doesn't work on goobers. Instead of Common Core teaching, I think they are teaching kids how to be the best goobers. I really love it when people meet each other at the door, hug and smooch ...
  Topic: Fly abatement, what'chu using that works?
Capt Jack

Replies: 16
Views: 6274

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Jul 30 15 7:42 pm   Subject: Fly abatement, what'chu using that works?
I found an easy to use and effective spray/attractant that keeps flies under control. We had a major problem in the dining room and kitchen. My pest control company applied Maxforce Fly Spot. It is a ...
  Topic: short commercial airing for free
Capt Jack

Replies: 4
Views: 1739

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Jan 07 15 12:24 am   Subject: short commercial airing for free
I like the commercial they did. Clean, get's your name out in video, and short. Good quality photos. It says good bbq all over it. Not sure I like her voice, but I'm nitpicking...it was free. Makes me ...
  Topic: Budget or plan
Capt Jack

Replies: 4
Views: 1775

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Sep 16 14 7:03 am   Subject: Budget or plan
I am in the start-up stage also. Submitting my HD Plan within a week or so if all goes to plan. I have used http://www.restaurantowner.com it is the best money spent, even for an existing business. Th ...
  Topic: New joint
Capt Jack

Replies: 15
Views: 2967

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Jul 16 14 11:04 pm   Subject: New joint
You have received some really good tips. I would add marketing is like a rainbow, it covers the whole spectrum of reaching clientele. Have you considered a loyalty program of some sort? In my years of ...
  Topic: Credit Card Processor
Capt Jack

Replies: 26
Views: 9126

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon Jun 02 14 9:30 pm   Subject: Credit Card Processor
Thanks folks for the input. I have considered Mercury, and others. I don't think I can stand the limited deposits, I need deposits daily to maintain that level of cash flow. Square isn't possible, the ...
  Topic: Credit Card Processor
Capt Jack

Replies: 26
Views: 9126

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri May 30 14 10:42 pm   Subject: Credit Card Processor
I am in the middle of selecting different vendors for a 100 seat place. Selecting a credit card processor is like selecting the best employee out of a group incarcerated for embezzlement. Well, maybe ...
  Topic: Market Value of a Restaurant
Capt Jack

Replies: 18
Views: 4906

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat May 24 14 10:24 pm   Subject: Market Value of a Restaurant
I would be very reluctant making someone a partner. I would be creative with an incentive package tied to net profit. Hold a carrot in front of motivated gifted manager, and he/she should grow your bu ...
  Topic: Fresh Cut Fries
Capt Jack

Replies: 15
Views: 2702

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Apr 15 14 2:26 am   Subject: Fresh Cut Fries
White vinegar in the water will help the fry keep its form better. Keeps the fries from breaking up. We have par-boilled with beef base to add flavor, but I still prefer plain.
  Topic: New Start-Up Walk-Up Q Joint - Exp'd 'Raunt Advice Plse
Capt Jack

Replies: 21
Views: 5745

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Dec 04 13 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: UPDATE
Unfortunately, didn’t go forward, for two reasons.

1.) As time went on, I got less comfortable going forward with my partner for numerous reasons. I’d never wanted a partner, for past 6 year ...
 
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