CLOUD BASED POS
LEFCON | March 16, 2023
LEFCON, LLC, a national technology support organization, recently announced entering into a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Sage Hospitality Group for its corporate headquarters in Denver and the majority of its portfolio of more than 110 hotels and restaurants in the United States.
As part of the Master Service Agreement, LEFCON is the primary technology partner for Sage's corporate headquarters, assisting with infrastructure, day-to-day technology solutions, and innovative solutions to keep Sage at the forefront of hospitality services as the industry evolves. LEFCON also provides support for the majority of Sage's hotel and restaurant offerings, including POS systems, back-of-house technologies, and event and guest service requirements.
James Lefcakis, President of LEFCON, said, "What we love about our partnership with Sage Hospitality Group is that they are interested in continuing to innovate the hospitality industry through technology systems and support." He added, "LEFCON not only provides excellent day-to-day customer support but we are always looking for new and creative ways to engage with guests through tech, as well as streamline services throughout hotels and restaurants. This partnership will allow us both to think up new and creative ideas while providing excellent service to Sage's properties."
"LEFCON has been a trusted partner of Sage for many years, and we're excited to enter into this MSA to continue to provide excellent service to our properties and owner/partners," mentioned Matt Schwartz, Chief Technology Officer at Sage. He also said, "We look forward to bringing new innovations to our hotels and restaurants that will enhance the guest experience and continue to position Sage as an industry leader in the lifestyle sector."
Founded in 2000, LEFCON provides a highly specialized managed services solution that is customized to match the needs of each hotel organization, drawing on more than 25 years of experience providing professional IT services to the hospitality industry.LEFCON offers top-tier solutions for email, asset management, security and compliance, and proactive network monitoring, all of which are backed by a 24/7 support team and a state-of-the-art network operations center. As a business focused on hospitality technology, LEFCON offers services like consulting, opening management, network design and build, new construction build, project governance, and turnkey IT solutions.
Lunchbox | March 15, 2023
Lunchbox, an emerging provider of modern online ordering systems for restaurants, announced the introduction of Lunchbox Catering 2.1, a reimagined management suite with improved backend features that streamlines the end-to-end guest catering experience.
With 73% of remote enterprises anticipating a return to the office this year, the demand for workplace catering has surged, resulting in a 50% faster growth rate for the catering industry than the restaurant industry as a whole. In response to this industry demand, Lunchbox unveils Catering 2.1, an enterprise catering suite that provides an improved user experience based on functionality.
Deploying the latest management suite, restaurants can streamline an otherwise divided ordering platform, enabling cross-functional cooperation between loyalty and operations. Restaurants will acquire access to the following integrated features with Lunchbox Catering 2.1:
• Order Level Upsells
• Single Site Ordering
• Enhanced Modifiers
• House Accounts
• Call Center Tool
• Custom Operations
• Best-In-Class Reporting
With catered check averages creating larger revenue for restaurants, the Catering 2.1 suite provides innovative features prioritizing cart upsell and checkout success. Backend features include location map pins showing a brand logo, a simple order type option, and an order-ready time display.
George Istfan, CTO of Lunchbox, said, "Restaurants often use one partner for catering and another for their online ordering solution — this results in a siloed solution where the two systems are unable to communicate seamlessly and share data." He added, "Lunchbox is eliminating that silo by building an end-to-end platform that encompasses all of an operator's menus and creates a frictionless guest ordering experience for each channel."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Founded in 2019, Lunchbox is an emerging modern online ordering system designed to increase restaurants' online revenue. It enables restaurant chains to take charge of their digital growth strategy with its suite of products specialized in application and web ordering, marketing, guest loyalty, catering, and order aggregation in order to increase revenue and enhance guest engagement. The company has enabled more than 5,000 restaurant locations nationwide, including Firehouse Subs, Clean Juice, Walk On's Sports Bistreaux, Papa Gino's, Clean Juice, and Wings Over.
Spreedly | March 14, 2023
Spreedly, the leading payment orchestration platform provider, announced the addition of integrations for PayPal Credit, Venmo, PayPal Pay Later, and ACH payments, providing clients with even more payment method possibilities. These additional payment methods are now accessible to PayPal and Spreedly customers processing via PayPal Braintree.
An effective payment plan must incorporate the appropriate combination of payment options to accommodate client preferences, regional payment requirements, and a variety of other factors. Payments Orchestration supports the integration of new and local payment methods (LPMs), providing an extensive set of payment options for assisting global merchants to reach more customers, reduce transaction fees, and improve conversion rates.
Randy Guard, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Spreedly, stated, "Through our single point of integration, Spreedly provides the capability, along with a wealth of knowledge, to enable customers to select the right mix of payment methods for today's market needs – and prepare for future, unknown needs." He added, "Our joint customers are able to offer a variety of local payment methods, like Venmo, and make it even easier for consumers to pay using any method they choose."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Founded in 2008, Spreedly is a leading provider of payments orchestration platforms, enabling and optimizing digital transactions with the most comprehensive payment services marketplace in the world. By utilizing our payments technology, global organizations and hyper-growth companies can expand their digital businesses more rapidly.Hundreds of global clients secure card data in their PCI-compliant vault and use tokenized card data to facilitate and optimize more than $45 billion in yearly transaction volumes with any payment service. The headquarters of Spreedly is located in downtown Durham, North Carolina.