Groupon launches iPad POS solution for restaurants

Oct. 11, 2012

Groupon has announced the national launch of Breadcrumb, a point-of-sale solution that runs on iPads for restaurants, bars and cafes.

Created by a team of hospitality industry veterans, Breadcrumb plans start at $99 per month and include free installation and 24/7 phone and email support.

After a successful New York City pilot, Breadcrumb, acquired by Groupon earlier this year, is now available to all hospitality businesses in the U.S. Restaurants, bars and cafes using the iPad-based POS system have access to the following benefits:

  • Ease of use of an iPad app; search for items or rearrange tables with a finger swipe; no required computer servers to manage and software updates are free and automatic;
  • Operators can use the solution to merge or split checks, add or adjust menu items, specify guest notes and modifiers, set employee access levels, manage time-clocks and view real-time sales and labor reports;
  • Breadcrumb has no upfront fees or long-term commitments, and includes support and updates. The system is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee;
  • The solution includes free installation assistance and 24/7 technical support.

Also, businesses that sign up for Breadcrumb receive a Breadbox containing the equipment they order to setup and install their new system, eliminating the need to work with multiple vendors. A typical Breadbox order contains an iPad, iPad stand, cash drawer, credit card swipe, printer, router, wireless access point and cables. In addition, Breadcrumb is fully integrated with Groupon Payments.

"As someone who worked in the hospitality industry, I grew tired of paying tens of thousands of dollars for overly complex and unreliable POS systems that were difficult to use," said Seth Harris, general manager, Breadcrumb POS. "The Breadcrumb team used our knowledge of the restaurant and bar business to develop an exceptional POS system backed by a first-rate support team, all at one of the lowest prices in today's marketplace."

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