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The Benefits of POS systems for quick-serve restaurants (QSR)

May 24, 2018

Life in a restaurant moves fast—serving customers, balancing call-ins and take outs while juggling inventory, employees, and more. That’s why you need a point-of-sale (POS) device that can keep up with the demands of your QSR’s day-to-day operations while giving you the flexibility to change things as needed. This blog will take a look at some of the benefits of modern POS systems compared to their predecessors.

First, let’s be clear about the alternatives: if you’re trying to stay “old school” with a payment processing terminal (or, worse yet, a bare-bones cash register), just know you’re doing yourself, your customers, and your business a great disservice. Why waste your time and effort on machines that sell you short with capabilities that are stuck in the year 2000? Think about it: no apps, no mobile capabilities, and no way to accept EMV and chip cards. Certainly there is no way to swiftly analyze the transaction data you generate every day. When you consider those factors, any money you think you’re saving by not upgrading your POS is actually being lost several times over in missed productivity and transaction revenue.

Now, let’s share a quick word on competing POS systems. There are a growing number of modern POS systems that claim to help you do more beyond accepting payments. But, upon closer scrutiny, their claims fall apart. In fact, no other POS system delivers the depth of functionality and breadth of productivity that Clover does. From automating time-consuming tasks and centralizing your transaction data to managing inventory and providing insights about customer behavior, Clover gives you the easy-to-use hardware and software you need to help your QSR thrive.

Part of thriving as a QSR owner is learning to maximize your time. With a Clover POS, you don’t have to waste time transferring information from one computer application to another. Integration allows your applications to speak directly to each other, even streamlining particularly tedious tasks like bookkeeping and payroll. When you allow your Clover to automatically take care of time-consuming tasks, you’ll free up time better spent on training employees or building customer relationships.

Knowing no two QSRs are alike, Clover also offers a ton of customization options in the App Market. You can choose from more than 200 apps to help boost sales, better serve and retain customers, and optimize operations. You can also find apps to assist in managing employees, calculating and paying sales tax, and much more.

It’s no secret that customers hate waiting in line. With its robust mobile capabilities, a Clover POS lets you process payments at the table, in line, at the register, or even at a drive thru, virtually eliminating the need for long lines. Instantly, you’ve improved your customer’s dining experience, ensuring they’ll keep you top of mind next time they need to grab a meal in a hurry.

As with everything Clover, we’ve made finding the right POS easy. All you have to do is go here to find a Clover that can help you get paid, sell more, and run your QSR better.


Clover is sold by leading U.S. banks including Bank of America, BBVA, Citi, PNC, Sun Trust and Wells Fargo. You’ll also find Clover at our trusted partners including Ignite Payments, Restaurant Depot, and Sam’s Club. For more information, visit us at clover.com.