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Point of Sale and Chinese Menu’s

Thanks in large part to today’s global economy many businesses need multi-language support from their point of sale system whether it’s due to location, clientele, or just stems from the want to grow internationally, multi-language support from a point of sale system is no longer an option, it’s a necessity for businesses worldwide. With many international clients Cafe Cartel Systems is perfectly positioned to help you with multi-language support for your point of sale system.

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CCS makes it simple to toggle between languages on your menu with an easily accessible alt language button built right in to the POS software and supports languages such as: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, and Russian, among others. Ordered items will be displayed with both the English name and the name of the alternate language you select, all while supporting up to three languages at the same time. You can also select the seat number for each item ordered making it even easier to keep track of which customer ordered which item when the server returns to deliver the food. CCS really does make setting up multiple languages in your POS software a breeze.

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See this handy instructional video on how to set up Chinese in your system today.

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Achieve an Authentic Oktoberfest Experience in your Brewery

This is the second in a two part series giving brewery owners advice on how to maximize business this Oktoberfest.   Customers will be heading to breweries in droves this year to celebrate Oktoberfest. As a result the competition to attract customers will be stiffer than ever before. One way to make sure your brewery stands out is to give your customers the most authentic Oktoberfest experience possible. Here’s three ways that will help you do that. Serve Traditional German Food Outside of the beer, the next most important part of any Oktoberfest celebration is the traditional German food. Giant pretzels, currywurst, and sauerkraut are all favorites at the original festival. Other traditional favorites your could serve include:  

  • Beer-marinated Bratwurst sausages
  • Oxen
  • Pigs knuckles
  • Noodles
  • Dumplings
  • Giant pretzels
  • Hot frankfurter rolls
  • Sauerkraut and Salami pizza
  • Bavarian cheese
  • Hams
  • Cheesecake
  • Apple strudel

Charging an entrance fee, but including a free traditional German buffet would be a great way to attract people who are looking to celebrate Oktoberfest while still getting a deal.

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Music

Oompah bands are a staple of Oktoberfest celebrations the world over. If you can work it into your budget hire one to play at your brewery for the weekend. Oompah bands play traditional German volkstumliche and will be sure to draw a festive crowd, that might even be willing to pay a cover. The bands can be quite popular during Oktoberfest so if all the good loca ones are booked or too pricey you could always search for some oompah bands online.

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Clothing

Traditional German clothing consists of lederhosen for the guys and dirndls for the ladies. Having your staff dress in lederhosen and dirndls or even German colors would be a great way to build camaraderie among your patrons. Offering a discount to customers who wear these colors or the traditional clothing would be a great way to make your brewery feel like a community and keep them drinking your tasty German beer.

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Now nothing is stopping you from having a packed, authentic brewery this Oktoberfest. Have any other suggestions? Leave a comment below!

Best Breakfast Smoothie and Juice Must Haves

Whether it is 6 AM or 8 AM, customers are at the door ready to buy a smoothie or juice to start their day. For the early morning starters, customers want a nutritious version of coffee to give them a healthy and tasty boost to their morning.

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In your menu, you want to offer fresh squeezed juices, energy boosts and whole-hearted smoothies with all of the nutrients that customers like.  Let’s start with the juices offer pure juices of one fruit or vegetable

  • example 1: apple juice, orange juice, carrot juice

offer tasty juice mixes of fruit and veggies:

  • example: 1. apples and kale
  • example 2: carrots and oranges
  • example 3: pineapple, spinach and mint

offer the special juices(make fun names):

  • example: 1. “tropical thunder”: cucumbers, fig, pineapple and strawberries
  • example 2: “wildberry”: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana and kale

offer drinks of the health fanatics:

  • example 1: “green-goers”: kale, cucumber, spinach and lemon juice
  • example 2: apples, romaine lettuce, mint in carrot juice

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mix and match to create healthy options for your customers (or even offer them to make custom smoothies)

  • apples
  • raspberries
  • bananas
  • oranges
  • lemons
  • kiwi
  • melon
  • cherries
  • strawberries
  • chia seeds
  • flaxseeds
  • pineapple
  • low-fat yogurt
  • almond milk
  • soy milk
  • 2% milk
  • coconut water
  • honey
  • ginger

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These are great starters for healthier breakfast options that you want to incorporate into your smoothies or juices to give your customers and your business sales a morning boost.  Use a point of sale software to monitor all of your inventory to know your reorder point for fruits, vegetables or juices.  Your POS system will show the analysis of which drinks and ingredients are the most popular for breakfast so that you have better control over inventory, turnover and sales.

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Asian Barbecue That Customers Will Eat Up

Asian cuisine is mainly based on rice, mixed vegetable and their meats! With that being said, there has been an increase in popularity with Asian and Korean BBQ. There are many recipes that can be incorporated into your menu to fulfill customer’s BBQ craving. Also, it’s nice to diversify your barbecue restaurant menu with a few Asian cuisine options.

 

The perfect summer eats:

Galbi

Galbi, referred to as rib or galbi san modifiers as pieces of marinated meat, is a very popular dish for dinner meals.  Typically marinated in soy sauce, garlic and grilled is the perfect preparation for it. When finished preparing, it is mixed in with vegetables, sauces and can add other topping like sesame and green onion.  This creates a very flavorful yet healthier meal then most because it is not as greasy as other Asian foods.

 

Beef galbi has many other uses for meals, such as for soups (galbitang), short ribs and just steamed meat. All of these options are great menu items to add on.

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Korean BBQ Galbi Short-ribs

 

 

 

Bulgogi

Bulgogi is another token Korean barbeque meat where the dish usually consists of grilled marinated beef.  The marinade for these two dishes are similar, but the final meal taste so much different.  The difference between Bulgogi and Galbi is that this one’s meat is thin sliced and has a different cooking method. Bulgogi gets prepared  hibachi grill, broiled in the oven, or pan-fried.

The three main components to delicious bulgogi is 1. good cut of beef 2. special marinade 3. cooking method.

The good cut of beef refers to the quality and type of beef.  For the best taste, you must use marbled meats- steak examples are sirloin, tenderloin or skirt steak.

The marinade will separate your restaurant from others, so experience and test different recipes to find the best one. Lastly, the best method to cook the beef is to grill it over charcoal.  This will allow the marinade, its juices and fats to all drip off of the meat and onto the coals, burn there, and then the smoke that comes out with create that rich flavor for your meat.

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Asian Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are great menu items that can be made quickly and in large quantities at once.  Especially when people come in for sports games or to watch events, chicken wings are crucial to your menu.  The perfect items for families and people of all ages.   They can be easily grilled, about 4 minutes on each side over high heat. If not grilled, it is very simple to marinate the wings and then place them in the oven for an hour and fifteen minutes under 375 degrees. Likewise here, the marinade is your signature ingredient that you want to develop to differentiate from competition and attract loyal customers.

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Japanese Kobe Beef

The cooking instructions for the Japanese steak or roast starts with the preparation to be medium rare or rare. The delicious key of the dish comes from the tender, juicy, flavoring of the steaks aroma and taste. That is why it cooked very shortly and on light temperature. The goal is to keep all of the juices inside, that means avoid using a fork to easily form holes. The meat is very tender so it is important to keep the juices for the delicious flavoring.

The recommended cooking time is to set the oven on 450 degrees, then bake the roast for 15 minutes- until outside browns. Then reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 15 minutes. Lastly, the most important step, allow the meat to sit for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Taco Tuesday’s Must-Have Summer Recipes

image.w174h200f3Taco Tuesdays are great celebrations to enjoy tacos and margaritas! A rush of people will come in after work to grab Mexican food that comes with great deals. Here are some must-have-recipes for your restaurants during Taco Tuesday:

 

Many customers will come to socialize with friends or a date. Let’s focus on the key food items to suite their meal.

 

Appetizers:

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Ingredients (For a 2 cup serving) :

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper

 

Directions:

Peel the avocado and cut it into chunky pieces. In a bowl, add the avocado chunks and the chopped up the tomato, onions and cilantro.  Next you will add the minced garlic clove and squeeze the lime juice.  Carefully mush and mix everything together. Then add salt and pepper to your taste.  Make sure to not over mix, you want to be able to feel avocado chunks in the guacamole.  Cool for at least 20 minutes and you are ready to serve.

CHIPS AND SALSA are a classic with any meal:

Ingredients(Serving size: 3 cups) :

    • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes
    • ½ bunch of cilantro leaves
    • 1 jalapeno (seeds removed)
    • ⅓ cup of bell pepperchips-and-salsa
    • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
    • ⅔ cups of chopped onion
    • salt and pepper

 

Directions: Stir everything together gently.  Mix well. Then refrigerate for 20 minutes.

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Ingredients (Serving Size: 12) :

    • tortilla chips
    • 1 pound of beef
    • 2 cups of beans
    • 2 cups shredded cheeseNachos
    • 1 diced jalapeno
    • 1 diced onion
    • 1 cup salsa
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 cup guacamole
    • salt and pepper

Directions: Depending on what kind of beef or ingredients you use you will want to oven it differently so adjust to your specialty recipe. The key is to have your own recipe that differentiates you from generic tacos, so play around with it. These ingredients are your basics, but feel free to add others such as corn, guacamole, chicken etc.

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Ingredients (Serving Size: 4 Tacos):

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
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  • 2 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas

 

Directions:  Use 8, 6 inch, flour tortillas to wrap these ingredients in. Then get creative by making fish combinations, beef and chicken. Change up the recipe for each taco so that your customers will want to try them all!

Drinks:

Here is a simple Margarita recipe that can be your base. With this recipe you can play around with it to make different flavors (syrups) or add different liquors to it.

 

MARGARITAS:

Ingredients (Serving Size: 1) :

  • 1.5 oz. silver tequilamargarita
  • 1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of syrup (optional)
  • salt rim

Directions: Pour all of the ingredients into an ice-shaker. Shake well until drink is chilled. Serve on a salt rim glass.

Now you are ready to take on the hungry Tuesday night crowd. Just remember, you will have a lot of customers, so give them so good deals to enjoy with the fantastic food.

 

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New Years Resolution Promotions for your Juice Bar

New Years resolution season is a great opportunity to promote your juice bar or smoothie shop. The number one resolution that people set for themselves in the new year is to get in shape and eat better. This is a great opportunity to give your customers the tools they need to succeed and achieve their fitness goals.

Great Ways to Promote your Smoothie Shop During New Years

Loyalty Programs

Consider starting a loyalty program for your customers. This not only generates excitement about your juice bar but encourages customers to come back to your business. Gaining rewards points everyday is a friendly reminder that your customers are sticking to their new years resolution which makes them feel good.

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You might remember this loyalty program run on punch cards. The problem with this is customers often forget, lose or you run out the little gridded cards. You can now use your smoothie shop pos system  to keep track of your customer’s purchases.

Mile Stone Loyalty

Using milestone loyalty you’re able to set up an exciting incentive program. As customers build value they can work towards new discounts. A great way to get customers to buy in larger quantities.

Loyalty Points

This is the simplest loyalty programs to implement. Points are earned with purchases, say each dollar equals one point. Their current point value is printed at the bottom of each coupon and redeemed at the customer’s choice.

New Years Resolution Promotions

Encourage customers to get registered with your juice bar for their new years resolution. If you have a juice club for retail sales a great way to generate interest is to offer promotional new years membership. This is a great way to give customers the option to start their new year off right with juice!

Contests & Resolutions

Another great way to promote your smoothie shop is to actually get customers and employees alike to make New Year’s resolutions in your business. Committing on paper is a good way to get people talking and spread that word of mouth on social media. Displaying them in your juice shop builds community and helps remind people of their resolutions.

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What to know about Food Truck Catering

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One of the best things about food trucks are their mobile availability. And since they are the current food trend having one (or ten) cater your event is in demand!

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Event planners have food trucks ready to go for all kinds of events and gatherings such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, festivals, fundraisers, holiday parties, corporate events, conventions, film shoots etc. This fun dining trend brings flexibility and fun to events and are an ideal cost saving alternative to traditional catering or a sit down affair. It’s also great for the food truck business as it brings a significant chunk of their revenues.

Find out more on: 5 steps to Food Truck Event Catering