In this On Foodable Feature, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we are celebrating the launch of Breadcrumb’s new rollout, Breadcrumb Live. For those who don’t already know, Breadcrumb, which launched in 2011, is an iPad-based POS system for the restaurant industry that was acquired by Groupon.
There are so many options these days when it comes to restaurant technology, especially for POS. However, while these systems continue to become more modernized and less clunky, it’s something that operators still struggle with. This is especially the case for multi-store operations, where changing out a system like POS can become costly, complicated and time-consuming.
In this episode, Breadcrumb Founder Seth Harris joins us to discuss the pain points he was aiming to solve when starting the company, and how Breadcrumb continues to address them. For starters, Breadcrumb took an already available device (iPads) for its hardware, made the software cloud-based so that anyone can access it once they’ve signed up, and is completely customizable and accessible from any web browser. Because of this, Breadcrumb is able to be sold at a less expensive cost than most POS systems.
So, what’s different about Breadcrumb’s new Breadcrumb Live feature?
Breadcrumb Live allows for operators and managers to access all POS data from their restaurant in real-time right from their mobile — anytime, anywhere (you don’t need to physically be in the restaurant to access it). Breadcrumb Live is an iPhone app, and its data allows restaurant decision makers and higher-ups to keep a direct pulse on their restaurant operations while away from the establishment. Breadcrumb Live highlights real-time sales, real-time number of guests/checks/covers, ranged data to compare sales growth (or decline) from week to week, and an overview of trends over time.
We’ll cheers to that.
Watch the full episode, above, to learn more!