From inventory management to restaurant organization, and employee scheduling to social media broadcasting…it seems there’s always “an app for that.” But with what’s quickly become a never ending list of “best apps for restaurateurs,” it’s hard to make out the “bests” from the “busts.”
With that in mind, we’ve narrowed down our list to eight apps that will do their part in making your life easier, your business more lucrative, and most importantly, keep your customers coming back for more.
In today’s digital age, your restaurant needs an active social presence. But how can you manage all of the posting, engagement, and community management required, on top of your day to day? Your solution: Hootsuite. Hootsuite is a simple, yet savvy social media tool that allows you to manage all of your social sites from one easy-to-use platform. You can schedule posts for the day, week, or month, taking some much needed weight off your shoulders.
Cost: Free basic account, Pro Accounts from $8.99/month
The app every bar owner has been looking for, and all you need is an iPhone. Partender helps owners, managers and bartenders to reduce shrinkage with it’s intuitive liquor inventory tracking abilities. Just enter your liquor offerings, measure the exact amount in each bottle, and sync the data to the cloud. Along with tracking inventory, you can access consumption analytics to see exactly what’s selling and what’s not.
Cost: Free 14-day trial, 3 service plan options ranging from $299/month to $499/month.