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  • Pizza Point of Sale: Right the First Time

    Pizza Point of Sale:
    Right the First Time


    How understanding the critical requirements can help you avoid a costly mistake. Learn how operations determine POS needs in a pizzeria. See how the right POS can drive delivery efficiency. Learn why most POS systems can’t handle your menu. Find out how the right choice turned things around at Rascal House.
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  • Selling Value Raising Sales

    Selling Value,
    Raising Sales


    Deals and coupons draws cash strapped customers, especially in lean times. But cashing in on that cost-conscious segment without losing your shirt can be tricky.

    The answer? A well-crafted, strategically priced meal deal.


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  • Driving Delivery Performance

    Driving Delivery Performance


    Does your delivery operation need a tune-up? Use the right systems to manage driver performance, and improve delivery efficiency. Learn from other restaurant operators who use the techniques in this article—and more—to improve delivery performance and profit from delivery.
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  • Papa Gino’s Connects a New POS with Enterprise Systems for Maximum Efficiency and Business Intelligence

    Papa Gino’s Connects a New POS with Enterprise Systems for Maximum Efficiency and Business Intelligence


    By connecting the new point of sale systems at 273 restaurant locations with 8 existing systems, Papa Gino’s has achieved new efficiency and rich customer insights.


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  • Locking Down Security

    Locking Down Security


    The National Restaurant Association estimates that US restaurants lose $2 billion each year to employee theft. Is it happening to you? Read on to find out how a POS system's reporting and security features can help you monitor seven restaurant security hotspots and block the avenues that employees use to steal.
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  • Freddy's Food Truck Case Study

    Freddy's Food Truck


    With a vision of increasing brand awareness for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in the South Florida marketplace—and the confidence that they offered some of the best burgers, hot dogs, custard and fries in the category—franchisee Cash Shelton set out to take his delicious food on the road.
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  • Minsky's Case Study

    Minsky's Case Study


    Kansas City, Mo.-based Minsky's Pizza recently overhauled its website to be more of a "marketing hub," with social media tie-ins, promotions and individual location specials. When the 15-unit company began working with its agency to build a new Minskys.com, owner Gregg Johnson realized how much potential was really available online.
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  • Restaurant PCI Basics

    Restaurant PCI Basics


    Concerned about credit card security? Confused about PCI compliance? Educate yourself and protect your business. Download Restaurant PCI Basics: This guide is filled with information and resources to help you understand credit card security best practices, including quantifying liability risks, PCI rules, keys to compliance, POS considerations and best practices.
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  • EMV Payment Card Security

    EMV Payment Card Security


    Since the liability shift that occurred in October of 2015, if a guest uses a counterfeit or stolen chip-enabled payment card in a card-present transaction at your business, and you do not use an EMV card reader to process the payment, you may be held liable for the chargeback and any related claims.
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  • Happy Joe's Case Study

    Happy Joe's Case Study


    As financial director for Midwestern pizza chain Happy Joe's, Hollie Matthys was responsible for delivering accurate and up to date financial information for the chain and its corporately owned locations. She had the tools, but with the systems not talking to each other, reporting and accounting were time consuming and prone to error and delay.
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  • The Drive Factor

    The Drive Factor


    The Drive Factor: SpeedLine LiveMaps™ POS Visual Dispatch. Solve the delivery time dilemma with new control over the drive factor with the next edition of SpeedLine LiveMaps™ —for consistent on-time deliveries.
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  • Eleven ways to get better marketing results from doorhanging.

    Eleven Ways to get Better Marketing Results from Doorhanging


    A series of useful tips for improving marketing payback from your pizza delivery restaurant's doorhanging investment.
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  • Red’s Savoy Pizza: POS Technology Choices for a Growing Chain

    Red’s Savoy Pizza: POS Technology Choices for a Growing Chain


    When Red’s Savoy began planning to grow, a new point of sale was critical in achieving their vision. “We did our research.” Daniels says. “We had specific needs that the new POS system had to meet. SpeedLine checked every one of the boxes.”
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  • Customer Service Secrets

    Restaurant Operations Series: Customer Service Secrets.


    Customer service draws repeat business—and the tools in your point of sale system can help your employees deliver exceptional service. Boost guest satisfaction with your pizza POS system's customer service tools.


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  • Employee Management ebook

    ebook: Use the POS to manage labor cost & staff performance


    Managing staff and labor cost presents challenges for every restaurant operation. So it makes sense to use the tools in your POS system for scheduling, cost control, security, training, and more.
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  • Pablo's Pizza: SpeedLine Saved Our Business

    Pablo's Pizza: SpeedLine Saved Our Business


    The dream had come true: Customers poured in; Phones rang; Orders flew in. After a slow start, Pablo's Pizza came into its own. But Paul and Kaci Knaysi felt out of control. Struggling to keep up, they needed help: Scrapping their pen and paper methods, they installed a SpeedLine POS.
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  • On SpeedLine POS: Marico Thomas from The Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza

    On SpeedLine POS: Marico Thomas from The Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza


    SpeedLine restaurant POS user Marico Thomas
    from The Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza, Pizza Expo 2012.
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  • Choosing an online ordering provider

    Chooing an
    Online Ordering Provider


    After much thought and consideration, you’re ready to take the plunge and set up online ordering for your restaurant. Whether you want to add an online ordering menu to an existing Web site, or develop a Web site from the ground up, you need to select a quality restaurant online ordering provider.
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  • Promoting your Online Ordering Website

    Promoting Your Online Ordering Website


    Online ordering may well be the next big thing to propel your pizza sales. But if pizza lovers don't know they can order from you online, your website may not generate the amount of business it should. Learn how to use every opportunity to let your customers know your restaurant can take online orders.
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  • Social Media Marketing Ebook

    It’s a social world, & your customers are online.


    Used effectively, your social media presence is invaluable. Learn how to tap into the most popular social media platforms to drive profits. From Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to Foursquare, Yelp, and Instagram. Getting started is easy, but the biggest benefit comes from staying active and relevant daily.
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  • Success with Gift Cards

    Success with
    Gift Cards


    There's little doubt that gift cards are a promising source of business for pizza restaurant operators.

    These testimonials and tips will help you capitalize on the growing popularity of gift cards.


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  • 3 Keys to POS Payback

    3 Keys to POS Payback


    A POS system, no matter how sophisticated, may end up sitting on a restaurant counter and be nothing more than a glorified cash register. But if you take time to tap into a system's advanced features, you will realize significant savings and sales increases. Find out about 3 key features you should use to help recover your POS investment faster and enhance your time & dollar savings.
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  • Labor Savings:<br />It's About Time.

    Labor Savings:
    It's About Time.


    Staffing a restaurant for service and efficiency is a challenge: You don’t want teenagers twiddling their thumbs in the back when things are slow at the front counter. But when the rush hits, you need all hands on deck. This article provides eight simple tips to squeeze more profit out of your labor dollars.
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  • Five Reasons to Replace Printers in Your Table Service Kitchen

    Five Reasons to Replace Printers in Your Table Service Kitchen


    Is a kitchen display system right for you? Read this article by SpeedLine technology partner QSR Automations for information about kitchen display systems in table service restaurants.
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  • QSR's Kitchen Management System Upping the Ante for Efficiency

    QSR's Kitchen Management System Upping the Ante for Efficiency


    An interview with Lee Leet of QSR Automations, SpeedLine technology partner and kitchen display maker.


    Read the interview.


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  • Controlling Food Costs with Inventory Software

    Controlling Food Costs with Inventory Software


    There's no question that inventory control software can increase profit. But for an investment in inventory software to pay off, systems must be in place in the restaurant to ensure a successful implementation. This article provides tips to help you set up a successful inventory program in your restaurant.
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  • Forecast for Profit

    Forecast for Profit


    Sales numbers are the pulse of your restaurant: learn how to leverage your sales history to drive revenue, control costs, and increase profits. Accurate forecasting gives you greater control over costs and profitability. In this Restaurant Operations Series article, learn how a sales forecast can help you plan for more profitable operations.
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  • A Family Tradition: Pizza Inn – Winsboro follows in their uncle's footsteps with SpeedLine POS

    A Family Tradition: Pizza Inn Winsboro follows in their uncle's footsteps.


    When Joe Crouch opened his first Pizza Inn location in Sulphur Springs, TX back in the early ‘90s, a point of sale system wasn’t a top priority. But in 2003, Joe decided it was time to streamline and chose to install SpeedLine POS.
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  • Pizza Factory: SpeedLine helps engineer juggle two jobs

    Pizza Factory:
    SpeedLine helps engineer juggle two jobs


    When Dennis Sheil bought a pizza restaurant in 2003, neither he or his partners left their day jobs. They can’t always be there in the restaurant, so they rely on SpeedLine to keep them informed.
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  • Beggar's Pizza: Call Center Boosts Efficiency for Growing Pizza Chain

    Beggar's Pizza: Call Center Boosts Efficiency for Growing Pizza Chain


    Remember 1987? Not too many restaurants had POS systems back then. But a few forward-thinking pizzerias understood the advantage of new technology and in 2002, chose SpeedLine when they outgrew their old POS.
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  • Kiosks Outperform Teens at the Order Counter

    Kiosks Outperform Teens at the Order Counter


    Taco Time: At quick service and fast casual restaurants, self-order kiosks are speeding up service, relieving pressure at peak times, and providing customers with more control over the ordering process. The new technology also helps alleviate labor challenges such as employee shortages, retention, and absenteeism.
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  • Ali Baba Pizza: Innovation Drives Growth for Local Pizza Chain

    Ali Baba Pizza: Innovation Drives Growth for Local Pizza Chain


    The first Ali Baba Pizza opened in 1986, when George Murr converted one of his restaurants into a pizzeria and started selling pizzas for delivery & take-out. Business picked up, and it quickly become clear that they needed a POS.
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  • Pasta Mia and Pranzi: Authentic Italian Cuisine in the Heart of Chicago

    Pasta Mia and Pranzi: Authentic Italian Cuisine in the Heart of Chicago


    A decade ago, Pasta Mia was growing too large for handwritten tickets and a cash register. Owner Peter Caruso knew he needed a point of sale system, and after considerable research on POS systems, chose SpeedLine for its delivery service.
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  • Built for Pirates: A Big Menu only SpeedLine Could Handle

    Built for Pirates: A Big Menu only SpeedLine Could Handle


    David and Louise Kenney keep their operations profitable in two ways: keeping sales up and costs down. Sounds simple enough, but as every restaurant operator knows, the challenge is in the application.
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  • Parrot Pizza: The Right POS for the Serious Operator

    Parrot Pizza: The Right POS for the Serious Operator


    What does it take to start a franchise? Ask Mark Deloury and he'll tell you. He has built the Parrot Pizza franchise from the ground up. If you're a serious operator, you've got to get the right tools," he adds. "I have SpeedLine in all of my locations. The system integrates all aspects of the business and it's something we can expand with."


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  • Ian's Pizza: Pizza Business Breaks the Mold with Daring Concept

    Ian's Pizza:
    Pizza Business Breaks the Mold with Daring Concept


    This innovative pizza concept features an offbeat menu, employees groomed for ownership, open-book financial management, a commitment to green initiatives, a knack for generating buzz and a SpeedLine POS to handle it's delivery operation.
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  • DiGiorgio's Pizza: A Second Location Changes Everything

    DiGiorgio's Pizza: A Second Location Changes Everything


    As a fledging new pizzeria, they could not afford a point of sale system at first. But after visiting the International Pizza Expo and seeing how much the technology had improved since 1998, the Dykstras soon realized that a POS system would simplify their operations and help them get ahead.
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  • Cozzola’s Pizza: Take Two - A POS that Delivers

    Cozzola’s Pizza: Take Two - A POS that Delivers


    Owner Dave Cozzola chose to outfit his second restaurant with a well-known POS, confident that he was positioned for success. But after the initial excitement, it was clear that the system was not up to scratch. A data breach led them to change, and now with SpeedLine, Cozzola’s has found a partner to support their growth.
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  • Hard Work and a Father’s Advice: Uncle Rico’s Pizza in Niskayuna NY

    Hard Work and a Father’s Advice: Uncle Rico’s Pizza in Niskayuna NY


    Errico Magnoli has been around the restaurant industry for a long time. As a young boy, he would work at a relative’s restaurant on summer breaks, and at the tender age of 12, he learned to make his first pizza.
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  • My Father’s Place: Their POS Keeps Sales up in Tough Times

    My Father’s Place: POS Keeps Sales up in Tough Times


    Times are tough for independent pizza shops. Owner Todd Sichelstiel does not love technology, but he has a keen business sense & years of experience. He saw that a POS could help growth and installed SpeedLine.
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  • Sally O'Neal's Pizza Hotline: The Woman Behind the Pizza

    Sally O'Neal's Pizza Hotline: The Woman Behind the Pizza


    Owner Pat O’Neal chose SpeedLine POS when life wasn’t going as planned. And shortly after installing, said good bye to his beloved wife Sally after a long battle with cancer. But the passion and devotion Sally had invested in the restaurant left a profound impact. Her legacy was very much alive as Pat carried on their life’s work.
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  • Mozzarella di Bufala: Integration Takes Online Ordering to the Next Level

    Mozzarella di Bufala: Integration Takes Online Ordering to the Next Level


    With OrderLink Gateway, SpeedLine's complete toolset for integrating Web orders to the restaurant POS, Mozzarella Di Bufala can now provide their online customers with speedy and error-free service, thus increasing satisfaction and loyalty. And that's not all: The restaurant also saves on labor.
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  • Panino’s Pizza: Online Ordering with Brygid Technology

    Panino’s Pizza: Online Ordering with Brygid Technology


    Lenny Rago, owner of Panino's Pizza, worked with Brygid Technologies to integrate his web site with his SpeedLine POS. By expanding online ordering, he expects to save on labor and money by eliminating phone order mistakes.
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  • Exponential Growth: a Real-life Pizza Fairy Tale

    Exponential Growth: a Real-life Pizza Fairy Tale


    In June 2004, as part of their strategy to make waves in the pizza market, the Coutus purchased a SpeedLine POS: "Buying a POS was part of the overall plan to help systemize operations and streamline marketing," Diana says. "Marketing my pizzeria is the most important job I have."
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  • 10 Years and Counting: Two Guys and a Pizza Place looks to 10 more with SpeedLine.

    10 Years and Counting: Two Guys and a Pizza Place looks to 10 more with SpeedLine.


    On the advice of award-winning pizzeria operator Diana Coutu, Cory checked out SpeedLine POS at the International Pizza Expo. He needed to find a partner willing to listen to his needs, and he knew right away that SpeedLine was for him.
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  • Easy Does it: New POS Simplifies Restaurant Operations at Patronie’s Pizza

    Easy Does it: New POS Simplifies Restaurant Operations at Patronie’s.


    As business continued to grow, the Patronies realized that they needed a point of sale to keep up with demand. They did their homework, and based on recommendations online and in Pizza Today magazine, chose SpeedLine.
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  • Mozzarella di bufala: SpeedLine Keeps Sales Soaring

    Mozzarella di bufala: SpeedLine Keeps Sales Soaring


    Pizzas can fly: Out the door they fly, hot from Mozzarella di Bufala's ovens to the four corners of their neighborhood. Innovative marketing with their SpeedLine POS helps keep them airborne.
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  • Pizza Ranch

    Pizza Ranch


    Founded in 1981 by Adrie Groeneweg in Hull, Iowa, Pizza Ranch is saddling up for the future, giving guests a legendary experience at over 180 locations in 13 states across the mid-Western US. Pizza Ranch is known by their customers for their “It’s Our Famous, Buffet Your Way” which boasts a variety of tasty options including: pizza, chicken, potatoes, salads and delectable desserts.
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  • SpeedLine with QSR ConnectSmart Kitchen Displays

    SpeedLine with QSR ConnectSmart Kitchen Displays


    SpeedLine Training Specialist, Arick, demonstrates of how QSR ConnectSmart Kitchen displays work with SpeedLine POS to improve kitchen efficiency.


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  • SpeedLine for EMV Preview

    SpeedLine for EMV Preview


    Watch a quick preview of SpeedLine 7.2. New secure and flexible EMV payment options safeguard restaurant brands from liability for card-present credit card fraud, and potentially eliminate the requirement for costly PCI-DSS audits.
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  • Delivery Zones and Fees Done Right

    Delivery Zones and Fees Done Right


    SpeedLine LiveMaps™ POS Visual Dispatch. Set fees and delivery zones by drive time from your store, fine tune zone boundaries with the click of a mouse, and import Google KML zone boundaries from head office. These are just a few of the features available in the new SpeedLine LiveMaps™ POS Visual Dispatch.
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  • SpeedLine 7 Preview

    SpeedLine 7 Preview


    It's a whole new point of sale: Your customers are plugged in. At home and at work, they expect easy, instant online ordering on their mobile phone or web browser. In the restaurant, they have little patience for lineups or waits. They expect you to know what they like, and serve it fast. Are you ready to deliver?
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  • Inventory Overview

    Inventory Overview


    See how SpeedLine Inventory software can help you get serious about controlling food costs in your restaurant. Track usage for all stock, or only high-cost items. Cut down on over-portioning, waste, and theft, and report on margins for an investment of as little as 30 minutes a week.
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  • SpeedLine INSITE

    SpeedLine INSITE


    A Quick preview of INSITE, the SpeedLine customer portal. SpeedLine INSITE is designed to provide our valued customers with convenient, 24-hour access to the resources they need to use the SpeedLine restaurant POS system to its full potential.
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  • Envysion Security Monitoring and SpeedLine

    Envysion Security Monitoring and SpeedLine


    Integrate your SpeedLine POS with Envysion, and watch video online. You can even get email alerts of suspicious activity.
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  • Jet's Pizza manager Drew Jenkins on SpeedLine POS

    Jet's Pizza manager Drew Jenkins on SpeedLine POS


    A testimonial from SpeedLine restaurant POS user Drew Jenkins from Jet's Pizza, Pizza Expo 2012
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  • SpeedLine POS Endorsement: Zach's Pizza Owner Chris Carbonara

    SpeedLine POS Endorsement: Zach's Pizza Owner Chris Carbonara


    An interview with SpeedLine restaurant POS user Chris Carbonara from Zach's Pizza, Pizza Expo 2012
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  • Customer Displays with SpeedLine POS

    Customer Displays with SpeedLine POS


    Add customer presentation displays with your SpeedLine point of sale to boost customer satisfaction, improve accuracy, discourage employee theft, and increase sales.
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  • Nancy's Pizza and SpeedLine POS

    Nancy's Pizza and SpeedLine POS


    Nancy's Pizza/Chicago Franchise Systems shares the difference SpeedLine point of sale technology makes in their restaurants.
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  • Sally O'Neal's Pizza Hotline uses SpeedLine POS

    Sally O'Neal's Pizza Hotline uses SpeedLine POS


    Watch the staff from Sally O'Neal's Pizza Hotline use SpeedLine POS technology in their delivery restaurant.
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  • Ian's Pizza of Milwaukee with SpeedLine POS

    Ian's Pizza of Milwaukee with SpeedLine POS


    Ian's Pizza of Milwaukee shares how SpeedLine POS technology gets them from the "Doughball to your Door".


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  • How NOT to Get Hacked

    How NOT to Get Hacked


    How NOT to get hacked: 10 things every restaurant operator should know about credit card security and PCI. In this short video, learn the most important steps you need to take to secure your customers' card data and protect your business—and get links to more resources for help.
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  • Restaurant Security and Loss Prevention: Locking Down Your POS.

    Restaurant Security and Loss Prevention: Locking Down Your POS.


    Outlining restaurant security, loss prevention, and locking down your POS.
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  • An Interview with Diana Coutu

    An Interview with Diana Coutu


    An interview with Diana Coutu from Diana's Gourmet Pizzeria.
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  • An Interview with Joe DeDona

    An Interview with Joe DeDona


    An Interview with Joe DeDona of Papa Mikes at Pizza Expo.
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  • SpeedLine POS Customer Reviews

    SpeedLine POS Customer Reviews


    SpeedLine POS customer reviews.
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  • Rascal House Pizza

    Rascal House Pizza


    Choosing a POS provider can be hard work: Most restaurant operators painstakingly research their options before reaching a decision. But some, like Mike and Niko Frangos of Rascal House Pizza Café still wake up in the aftermath of an expensive technology purchase hooked up with the wrong partner.
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