Restaurants POS Lavu reviews
Customers review of POS Lavu iPad POS that are being used Worldwide with their unique install.
I wanted to let you guys know how we did last night using your system. We went live and everything went really, really well. It was so smooth. Thank you!
Our Point of sale (POS) system has worked wonders for us. We have one printer hooked up next to the register which provides customer's their receipts for what they have purchased, while we have another printer hooked up to the sandwich station, which provides our chefs simply with the items we require them to make. This system was easy to set-up, easy to run, and makes a world of difference for how we run our company. I can monitor sales from home, as well as monitor employee start and end times. (I know when 'Jimmy' shows up late, before anyone ever needs to call me to fill me in) I can also edit menu items and change our meat prices from the comfort of my own home. We have our Lavu system (an iPad) resting upon an antique cash register (see picture), which really brings our 'old world meets new world' theme to a full-circle. Customers are always intrigued by our old-school cash register, which then prompts us to whip out the iPad for them to see, which completely blows them away and we end up answering a lot of questions in regards to POS Lavu and people interested in using your services.
Coastal Cupcakes has two locations, each with their own receipt printer, airport express, MagTek iDynamo credit card reader and iPad running the POS Lavu app. It has been a great addition to our stores and a wise business decision. It saves us time, money and space. We love it, our employees love it and most importantly our customers love it!
We use an Airport extreme to have a public guest network for guest WiFi usage, and a hidden private network for 2 printers (receipt and kitchen) with 2 airport express connecting them to the network, and one terminal to handle all transactions. We make use of the POS Lavu GOLD package for the use of multiple ipods, and table management. POS Lavu has extremely alleviated the amount of work needed to man a restaurant in a busy area such as Miami Beach. Before POS Lavu the servers would spend like 10 minutes just writing the check, in sloppy handwriting; there sometimes was problems with communication with the system for orders and such but now it's all integrated. Credit cards, tips, splitting checks, and using multiple methods of payment for a check. The check is ready at the press of a button, and the servers are fitted with the logo-sporting iPod touch to take orders with accuracy, and speed.
chose Lavu iPad POS because it was intuitive and simple to use for the wait staff, kitchen staff and the management, because it used standard Apple equipment and because the overall system implementation cost was less than half of competitors we looked at in Japan.
The new iPad POS system takes up little counter space, provides detailed marketing information, makes reporting a simple process, and is easy for both staff and customers to understand
In the Chelsea neighborhood in NYC is Moda Espresso Bar, where they have coffee, lunch, and Lavu iPad POS!
Lavu iPad POS has allowed us to easily track our product sales and better understand our business needs. It's also made adjusting our menu and daily specials a few clicks away.
HOME CHEF STIR-FRIES is a small scale restaurant business, running only one iPad terminal, with 2 Airport Express(s) connecting 2 printers. One of the Airport Express(s) also connects a speaker that plays internet radio music by using iPad as a media player while running POS Lavu. I did bring iPad to each table and placed it right on table to order for my customers. This always drew customers' attention...
Lavu iPad POS has a been the answer to the question most small restaurants have, 'Why are P.O.S. systems so expensive, antiquated and unreliable?!' POS Lavu is simple, efficient, and cost-effective. Finally a Point-of-Sale system that makes sense!!
We are a Mexican Restaurant with 4 terminals, 5 printers, 3 iphones4, 4 ipads2. All of my customers love your system and I am about to open a high class Mexican restaurant with your system as well.
POS Lavu has been a great tool for my restaurant. Our business is increasing at a fast pace and we were looking for a solution to help us handle the increased volume. POS Lavu had saved us time, space and money. It has also improved our customer service. The main benefits for us switching to POS Lavu from hand written tickets is the following: Satisfied customers - The servers have more time to tend to the customers. The customers no longer have to wait for the bill to be written up when we are busy. Order accuracy - Less waste in the kitchen, happy customers. Speed of service has improved since the kitchen no longer needs clarification on tickets from the servers. Labor - As everything becomes more efficient labor costs are reduced. Increased ticket prices - No more forgetting extra charges.
Who uses Lavu iPad POS
The owners of the Burrito Express restaurants in New Mexico understand the unique and enchanting flavors inherent to their home state cuisine; they also realize that once people experience these tastes, they find them hard to live without.
The green and red chile of New Mexico, for example, can only be found in the "Land of Enchantment". Burrito Express is here to deliver the goods, with drive thru, take out, and both indoor and outdoor seating available. "Most chile and burritos can be frozen and shipped overnight," they once proclaimed on their website, to the delight of those New Mexican expatriates looking for a chile fix.
When they chose to expand their business and add new locations, the owners looked for ways to improve their day to day business routines and ultimately their bottom line. "We realized that our POS system was not efficient and was actually costing us money rather than saving. When we looked into upgrading the POS system we had at the time, we found that the cost was nearly the same as the price we paid to install the system in the first place!"
For all three of their locations, Burrito Express selected the Lavu iPad point of sale system, not only for the reporting and management tools (and the coolness factor of the iPad), but also for the ease of use. "We hired POSUSA (Certified Lavu Distributors in New Mexico) to install Lavu and to help us learn how to use the system. Their knowledge of Lavu and of ways to increase productivity in our restaurant far exceeded our expectations. Lavu is easy for everyone in our 30+ employee restaurant to use, and the installation was simple and fast, completed in a day's work. Thank you Jason (of POSUSA, Certified Lavu Distro)!"
“Everything is cooked in our duel wood burning ovens,” says Rob of the Fortina Italian Restaurant in Armonk, NY. “We knew from a very young age (15!) that this is what we wanted to do.”
Chef Christian Petroni describes the Fortina décor as “cantina meets modern industrial.” The menu includes a short list of pizzas and cold beer. Plus, simple wood roasted entrees, a la carte proteins, pasta, antipasti, salads and a “serious salumi-fromagi program.”
Christian and his partners Petroni, Rob Krauss and John Nealon, are three young guys who put their all into every aspect of the restaurant, from the décor to the menu to their playlists that they publish on Spotify. Their attention to detail was carried through to their decision to use the Lavu iPad point of sale.
The versatility of the Lavu system allows Fortina to have 7 different printers; their servers never have to leave their stations. “Our servers can provide a level of service that many places cannot,” said Rob. “ Using iPads gives us the mobility and ability to sell more product in a time efficient manner.”
“Steve with Zephyr Hardware has been a significant role player in terms of getting my POS System customized to fit our needs,” reports Rob about his decision to have a Certified Lavu Distributor handle his install. “This is a difficult business as we all know and Zephyr has provided me with essentially 24/7 support.”
“We wanted to create a place where one's imagination meets reality, with both the interior design and the food and drink selections,” said the owners of 5, which is an upscale wine bar in Thailand. And they have met their goal; their atmosphere is truly one of a kind. “Plus our staff serves customers with the best in Thai service.”
The owners of 5 Wine Bar selected Lavu iPad POS for their restaurant because it helps them easily manage their business and saves them a lot of time.
Choosing to work with Certified Lavu Distributor ITD worked to their benefit. “ITD helped us with consultation, design, and setup. Their continued service is great!”
“We were tired of corporate America,” says Todd when asked why he first opened NoDa Brewing Company his wife Suzie. “We developed a personality with our varying styles of beer and the characters that we would hire. Our beer matches our people.”
NoDa Brewing takes its name from the NoDa neighborhood located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously an old mill town, the area has been revitalized and turned into an arts district, complete with art galleries and frequent gallery “crawls.”
The brewing company has a 15 barrel brew house and creates premium beers for local restaurants and pubs. They also have a tap room where patrons can sample and choose favorites from a variety of classic beers as well as more unique, “artistic” recipes.
Since they were serving in a tap room rather than a restaurant setting, NoDa needed a point of sale solution that could handle basic bar requirements, such as being able to keep multiple customer tabs open. Todd considered Lavu iPad point of sale because it met these needs, and would improve time management at NoDa as well. The integrated employee time cards and other business management tools included with the Lavu system were enough to convince him.
“Reports, reports, reports&rduo; Todd said. “Data is everything in making our entire company more efficient.”
NoDa chose to set up their Lavu iPad POS terminals in pairs: two iPad minis both with Heckler stands, two cash drawers, and two printers. They also use a pair of iPhones for management, and Time Capsule for network and storage purposes.
Todd and Susie worked with Lavu specialist Table Talk Tech for consultation and installation at NoDa. Of that experience, Todd said, “Their customer service is the best we've ever worked with, bar none. Highly recommend their services to others in the industry.”
When in Charlotte, plan to swing by NoDa and try a few specialty beers. Keep an eye out for some of the “characters” Todd was mentioning, and take a chance on one of their specialty beers that you have never tried. You just might find a new favorite.
“We source primarily from local farms, and try to keep things seasonal” says Michael about his Cafe Mio restaurant in Gardiner, New York. “We specialize in craft beers and local wines, trying to source everything within a 20 mile radius.”
Opening a restaurant of his own has been his ambition since he began his career. When the opportunity to attain his goal presented itself, Michael took it as something of a sign. “When the space became available on the market -- i jumped on it!”
Michael selected Lavu for his business management software and iPad point of sale system. Ease of use and the ability to speed up order processing were a few requirements. “The backend is so much more user friendly than systems I've used in the past; it has saved us a lot of time. It has also been very easy to train staff to use POS Lavu. They can even program menus on the backend.”
Hiring a Lavu Distributor proved beneficial and cost-effective for Cafe Mio when setting up their system. “iPro Digital helped us with setting up the menu and with training, making this a smooth transition from our old POS system to POS Lavu.”
When her four daughters had all graduated from college and moved to different cities, Kathy was looking for a productive outlet for her energy and free time. “My daughter Katie had an interest in pastry school so I helped her research it and became interested myself. She became a nurse and I moved to New York and went to pastry school!”
After returning to the Rochester area, she wanted to open a place that was small and intimate but also had a little more fun to it than most restaurants.
“Our restaurant is unique because we try to not be too serious. We serve salads in mason jars and milkshakes with alcohol, but we use the best ingredients and source as many local products that we can!”
Kathy is happy with her choice to use the Lavu iPad point of sale because of the remote access to sales data and other management features. “Lavu has allowed me to always be at the restaurant even when I'm not. I travel a bit to visit family, and having access (to my business) allows me peace of mind.”
Being environmentally conscience, Kathy also appreciates the value that comes with being efficient. “I also like the option of emailing receipts to cut down on paper waste.”
When in Rochester NY, stop by Fraïche Bistro & Dessert Bar to experience a slice of the New York city bistro scene made with the fresh food supply of the region. Hard milkshakes made with hometown dairy ice cream and delicious confections garnished with candy from neighborhood shops are just a few examples of how Fraîche Bistro serves up the local flavor.
Motivated to start her own cafe after 15 years working in hospitality, Cherin had dreams of establishing a community-based business that could employ local people. “I also wanted to offer an above average level of food and beverage in a setting that can only be found in a regional centre such as the Blue Mountains,” recalls Cherin of that process.
Located at the Norman Lindsay Gallery in a separate cottage on the grounds, Lindsay's Cafe offers peace and serenity with al fresco dining. The unique nature of Lindsay's has attracted media interest over the years including Selling Houses Australia, The Great Outdoors, Woman's Day and The Sydney Morning Herald, and was the location for the film Sirens starring Hugh Grant.
Choosing the right POS system was integral to helping keep the business on track. “The Lavu iPad POS helped us structure the business and be able to initiate rock solid systems. Before Lavu we had to count on the memory of the staff, but now Lavu does all the thinking for us. It has certainly made all our jobs easier.”
Cherin opted to partner with a Lavu Certified Distributor, My Mac of Sydney, which she stands by as a wise business decision. “My Mac has helped us incredibly with the set up of the equipment and is very helpful with the ongoing technical support.”
Lindsay's Cafe's produce, whenever possible, is sourced fresh and locally. Their coffee is roasted by local Roaster Bill Parianos of Bills Bean, their apple juice is sourced from Logan Brae Orchard and their spring water is sourced from Lithgow, both in the Blue Mountains region.
For new food truck business owners Karla and Mark, living is about food, fun, memories, and connecting with the community. Mark and Karla feel that Ahhromas, their wood-fired oven on wheels, will be a catalyst to bring people together for some of the finest gourmet pizza available in town.
“We chose a mobile food business so that we could attend fun events and provide healthy food alternatives to what is typically associated with weekend events. We selected an Italian wood brick oven because people are drawn to the aromas, the fire, and quick cook times -- 90 seconds cook time at 800+ degrees!” reports Mark who handles the business aspects of Ahhromas. And they chose Lavu iPad point of sale (after extensive research) because it best fit their business model and exceeded their expectations as far as modern technologies were concerned.
After narrowing their options to Lavu, they were pleasantly surprised by the coincidence that Lavu is also based in Albuquerque. The business partners aim to unite the community, and do what they can to support local businesses and causes when possible.
“We are a proud New Mexico company that actively supports non-profit organizations that benefit troubled children and their families” stated Karla. “So every time you enjoy the flavors of Ahhromas, you'll be helping to make childhood memories a little sweeter for someone else.”
In the Albuquerque area, keep your eyes (and nose!) on the lookout for the newest pizza in town, Ahhromas mobile wood fire catering.
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"I have written and developed commercial software for the medical field as well as serve as a product consultant for a couple of different medical device companies. After having worked with your software for a week, I can tell you that this is one of the most beautifully designed and elegant implementations I have ever seen. I really wish they made software this well thought out for my 'real' job in radiation oncology. It really is an excellent piece of work. Nice job."
"I am writing to tell you how happy I am with the new version of the software! I figured a couple of things out and now it truly does all of the things I was looking for in a pos system for my ipad. Thank you so much for the hard work you and your team put into this!"
"We would like to compliment your company on producing such a great Point of sale system. We started to use POS Lavu for Noodii, our recently opened restaurant, in February 2011. We are very pleased with the quality of your product. The software functions and sleek design made it extremely easy for us to use. POS Lavu helps our business management to be more productive and efficient."
I wanted to let you guys know how we did last night using your system. We went live and everything went really,