Lavu and you.

Lavu has been designed to meet your unique business needs. We support special feature sets for every type of food and drink establishment.

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What type of business do you run?

  • Single location
  • Multiple-location


Single-Location Restaurant.

As a single-location restaurant, you may not yet have an economy of scale. You are probably concerned about efficiency. How can you keep things moving at their optimal rate: one that ensures as much profit as possible, without sacrificing quality?

Being as efficient as possible is the most important way to avoid being a statistic—one of the 60% of restaurants that fail in their first year or the 80% that fail in their first five years.

So how will Lavu make you more efficient?

Faster, More Accurate Order Placement

With just a bit of training, a server will be able to use Lavu to take accurate orders quickly, keeping things moving at a rapid pace both on the floor and in the kitchen. Cooks in the back of house will be able to read tickets and transform them into meals right away, without having to decipher handwriting or the meaning of a special request.

Greater accuracy means fewer comps and discounts for inaccurate orders.

Lavu means greater quality AND quantity.

Check out our Guide to Building a Restaurant Business Plan.

Labor Management

Issues with labor management are some of the main reasons for restaurant failure. With Lavu, you will know:

  • Exactly how many meals each server takes orders and payments for
  • Exactly when every staff member clocks in and clocks out
  • Exactly what your labor costs are by the hour

Crystal-Clear Sales Data

Never wonder how well you are doing. If you are underperforming, immediately find out why and how to fix it, whether by changing the menu or changing item pricing. If you are succeeding, easily discover how you can do even better.

Find out more about Lavu reports.
[link to Reports section of How It Works page]

Check out our Guide to Building a Restaurant Business Plan.


What else does Lavu help with?

Customer Service

With just a bit of training, a server will be able to use Lavu to take accurate orders quickly, keeping things moving at a rapid pace both on the floor and in the kitchen. Cooks in the back of house will be able to read tickets and transform them into meals right away, without having to decipher handwriting or the meaning of a special request.

Your Competitive Edge

Issues with labor management are some of the main reasons for restaurant failure. With Lavu, you will know:

The Most Important Part . . .
Your Food!

Never wonder how well you are doing. If you are underperforming, immediately find out why and how to fix it, whether by changing the menu or changing item pricing. If you are succeeding, easily discover how you can do even better.

*Source: The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Technology Survey 2016

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Lavu has been designed to meet your unique business needs. We support special feature sets for every type of food and drink establishment.

 

What type of business do you run?


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Single-Location Restaurant.

 

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As a single-location restaurant, because you may not yet have an economy of scale, you are probably concerned about efficiency. How can you keep things moving at their optimal rate: one that ensures as much profit as possible, without sacrificing quality?

 

Being as efficient as possible is the most important way to avoid being a statistic—one of the 60% of restaurants that fail in their first year or the 80% that fail in their first five years.

 

So how will Lavu make you more efficient?

 

Faster, More Accurate Order Placement

 

With just a bit of training, a server will be able to use Lavu to take accurate orders quickly, keeping things moving at a rapid pace both on the floor and in the kitchen. Cooks in the back of house will be able to read tickets and transform them into meals right away, without having to decipher handwriting or the meaning of a special request.Image removed.

 

Greater accuracy means fewer comps and discounts for inaccurate orders.

 

Lavu means greater quality AND quantity.

 

Labor Management

 

Issues with labor management are some of the main reasons for restaurant failure. With Lavu, you will know:

 

  • exactly how many meals each server takes orders and payments for

  • exactly when every staff member clocks in and clocks out

  • exactly what your labor costs are by the hour


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Crystal-Clear Sales Data

 

Never wonder how well you are doing. If you are underperforming, immediately find out why and how to fix it, whether by changing the menu or changing item pricing. If you are succeeding, easily discover how you can do even better.

 

Find out more about Lavu reports. [link to Reports section of How It Works page]

 

What else does Lavu help with?

 

Customer Service

 

Customers will be grateful for the faster, more seamless service at your restaurant. There is no better way to build a loyal customer base.

 

Your Competitive Edge

 

One third of all restaurant operators consider their restaurants to be lagging in the technology landscape.*

 

Don’t be a lagger. Be a leader. Impress your customers with your cutting-edge technology, which will make you look cutting edge.

 

*Source: The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Technology Survey 2016

 

The Most Important Part . . . Your Food!

 

Faster ordering + faster food prep = fresher food

 

Today’s diners demand and deserve the freshest in dishes and ingredients. By cutting back on the time it takes to complete each step of the process, Lavu will allow you to offer the very freshest in foods.

Multiple-Location / Franchise.

 

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According to the National Restaurant Association, four out of five restaurant operators agree that:

 

  • Technology helps to increase sales

  • Technology increases the productivity of their restaurants

  • Technology gives restaurants a competitive advantage*

 

* Source: The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Technology Survey 2016

 

As an enterprise business operator, you probably already have some sort of technology in place. According to the same study, 94% of franchisees and chains use a POS or electronic cash register system.

 

So how do you maintain that competitive advantage, when nearly every other restaurant your size uses technology? The way to do that is by using a system that offers the most in:

 

Savings

 

  • Save money with our best-in-the-industry rates, including Lavu + PayPal.

  • Reduce the time it takes to perform every step of the ordering and payment processes, leading to faster table turnover and more customers.

  • Cut the costs associated with human errors, from individual comped meals to larger-scale oversights.

 

greater accuracy → greater savings

 

  • And cut costs by using the POS solution with leading pricing [link to pricing page]

 

Modernity

 

Your technology is as important as your lighting, music, uniforms, and floor plan in setting the mood and tone of your restaurant.

 

What is the most immediate way to tell customers that you are a leader, offering the latest and best in food and experience?

 

Your technology.

 

With its sleek, user-friendly interface and total mobility, Lavu looks as innovative as it is. Impress customers by showing them how forward-thinking you are.

 

Ease of Use

 

In a Nielsen study, Generation Y (a.k.a. Millennials) ranked “technology use” as the most defining characteristic of their generation.* Technology is what each generation is increasingly used to. In addition to its social and informational aspects, technology makes our lives easier in many ways.

 

Cut back on training and increase staff familiarity with their work processes by letting staff use hardware they know like the back of their hand, or maybe even more: tablets and smartphones.

 

*Source: “Millennials: Technology = Social Connection”

 

Lavu Offers Enterprise-Level Features

 

  • Set Levels and Reporting

Lavu offers controls and reporting at both the franchisor and franchisee level, for targeted information depending on your unique needs.

 

  • Regional Reporting

Create custom reports by location, item, or sales. Access reports on your mobile device from anywhere with an Internet connection, using the Lavu Pilot App.

 

  • Access Levels and Employee Classes

Set access levels for supervisors, allowing them to view reports, schedule employee shifts, and manage time cards. Create employee classes for different job titles and pay rates.

 

  • Multiple-Location Menus and Global Menu Push

Enterprise-level accounts have the ability to immediately push company-wide menu changes and updates.

Quick-Service.

 

We have what you need: speed. Lavu’s features are designed specifically to increase speed at every step of the quick-service process, from ordering to payments to order delivery.

 

At Lavu, we know that “quick” isn’t just a name. To stay competitive and profitable, you need speed. And you need the latest in restaurant technology to accomplish that.

 

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“Speed of service is in direct correlation to your overall retail sales.” — John Scardapane, founder and CEO of Saladworks, quoted in QSR Magazine

 

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Quick-Serve Mode

Each new order starts on a simple menu screen. Upon checkout, users are sent right back to the order screen to begin another transaction. This saves time and generates quick turnover.

 

Lavu Kitchen Display System

 

In fast service, one thing is crucial above all: top-notch communications between the front of house and back of house. The Lavu kitchen display system allows your entire BOH staff to always know exactly what is needed and when. Send orders directly from any iOS device running Lavu POS to the KDS in the kitchen, for more streamlined, accurate operations.

 

Forced Modifiers

 

When things are moving at top speed at your establishment, it’s easy to overlook important items. With Lavu’s forced modifier program, essential questions—such as, “Would you like fries with that?”—pop up in the system, to ensure that orders always have everything they need.

 

Minimal Footprint

 

To run at maximum efficiency, you need maximum organization. Lavu’s hardware needs, on the other hand, are minimal, cutting down on the space in your restaurant that isn’t dedicated to serving customers.

Bar or Nightclub.

According to Entrepreneur.com,* the top mistakes that bar owners make relate to inventory control and staff management and training. Lavu is here to help.

 

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Inventory Control

 

Know exactly how much of each ingredient you have in stock, and get alerts when items are running low. If you have merchandise like T-shirts or beer mugs for sale, you can track those in the Lavu POS too.

 

Minimal Staff Training

 

Lavu is an intuitive, easy-to-use system that cuts down drastically on training time (unlike legacy POS systems that require much longer training times). If your staff can use an iPad, they can use Lavu.

Easy Staff Management

 

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Getting Payroll Right

 

Another frequent problem of bars and nightclubs is over- or underhiring. With Lavu’s business management suite, you can see exact labor costs per hour, to easily determine whether you need to adjust payroll. Also track sales by server, and see exactly when each staff member is clocking in and out.

 

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"The Lavu system helps create a seamless experience for our customers that is low-key yet sophisticated." — Sarah Benary, Owner, Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar, Columbus, Ohio, USA

* https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232499

Our unique beverage-establishment features will set your bar apart.

 

Customizable Happy Hours

 

With Lavu's happy hour feature, bar owners and managers can set an automatic percentage or dollar discount during specific times. During weekends and special holidays, set multiple happy hours at once.

 

Create Tabs and Preauthorize Payments

 

Stay on top of your Friday-night rush with Lavu's simple and efficient tab feature. Quickly create a tab, and preauthorize a credit card simply by swiping it. When it comes time to close the order, you can close the tab without swiping the card again.

 

Handheld Devices

 

Lavu runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Using Lavu cuts out the hassle of paper tickets for your servers, who will have greater mobility and more time to focus on customer needs.

Pizzeria.

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Coffee Shop.

Our tech-savvy customers expect us to have a leading edge POS solution that works well, and Lavu’s iPad-based solution not only meets the aesthetic demands of our award-winning retail stores, but also provides a responsive and intuitive platform that allows our baristas to focus on serving our coffee to our customers. — Management at Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IllinoisImage removed.

 

Lavu provides the most express of espressos.

 

We’ve discovered the secret formula to café success:

 

A high-speed POS system + a shot of espresso = a flourishing operation

 

With Lavu, keep the beans grinding and the mugs steaming by making your coffee shop as efficient as possible, for reduced wait times.

 

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It’s a matter of tweaking things everyday to get things to run as smoothly as possible, and having that flexibility with Lavu made the whole process that much easier. [Lavu] lets me focus on what needs to be done outside of the business, knowing that everything’s going well and our numbers are where they’re supposed to be. — Mandy Garrison, Co-Owner, Breve Crepes and Coffee, Albuquerque

 

Lavu’s features for your coffee shop include:


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Food Truck.

 

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Food on the go needs a POS on the go. With Lavu, your food truck can travel the neighborhood—or the world—with ease.

 

Lavu’s cloud-based system keeps your equipment needs low while moving orders along with lightning speed.


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All you need to take orders is a tablet or phone. Save space and cut down on fuel costs with our lightweight equipment.

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Save money with our affordable pricing; process money with our easy-to-use payment system. Taxes and tips have never been easier to arrange. Our various payment options include EMV and NFC solutions.

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Check sales reports and access records anywhere with an Internet connection. Log in from any point on your route to see how certain items sell. And see how items sell in various locations, to easily figure out where the best spot for your food truck is.

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With Lavu, you can take orders from customers while they wait in line, increasing sales and ensuring that they get their orders quickly. Offer further time-saving options such as email receipts and electronic signatures.

Brewpub.

“Lavu's handheld ordering devices make the service in my bar top-notch, as employees can spend more time with their guests and less time at the computers ringing things in.” — Ryan Stroup, Owner, The Clubhouse Sports Grill and Bar, Columbus, Ohio

Stay on Top of a Crowd

Stay ahead of your Friday-night rush with Lavu's simple and efficient tab feature. Open and close as many tabs as necessary. Easily preauthorize cards so that no one walks out on a tab.

Live Reports—Remote or Local

Because Lavu is cloud-based, all your sales and inventory reports are accessible online through a computer or mobile device. Check your reports at home, on vacation, or anywhere with an Internet connection.

Quick Selection for Popular Items

Place the most popular items in quick-access spots on the Lavu app. Never worry about scrolling through menus to find items over and over.

Tabs

Quickly create a tab and preauthorize a credit card simply by swiping it. When it’s time to close the order, you can close the tab without swiping the card again.