Classic, on computer or cloud: 3 types of cash register

The classic cash register still resists on the market and the most important brands maintain its production.

Characteristic of the simple cash register is the fiscal printer integrated within the same machine. It is a thermal printer that allows you to customize the receipt with the data required by law. The most modern machines also allow to obtain a managerial or fiscal relationship that can be transferred to a computer.
The cash register on Windows or PC-based computers has a more involved size of the cash register, with greater functionality accessible through an easy-to-use graphical interface. They operate with locally installed Windows software, independent of online platforms and other types of external connections. All-in-one and modular systems are distinguished within the same category. The software is installed on a machine specifically designed to serve the cash point functions, complete with printers, drawers, displays and keyboards.

The modular cash register can instead be installed on common computers – provided and they have a compatible operating system – or on machines are  available to the same suppliers. In this case, we will have a device with software whose potential is extended by adding the peripherals necessary for the activity ( drawers, scanners, labellers, etc.). In both cases the software can adapt to classic devices (computers with keyboard and mouse) or to the most modern touch screens. Some companies grant the license to use the software, others offer the software with a special device and devices with a leasing contract.
Cloud-based cash registers are the most advanced version of cash registers. The software closely linked to an internet connection is installed locally on a server accessible through appropriate compatible applications on mobile and / or fixed devices. Ease of use makes the intervention of a technician for installation and configuration unnecessary. In fact, these are simple apps for tablets, smartphones or computers that are accessed with their own credentials. The potential of networked cash registers is very high, especially in the case of a particular sector such as catering. These applications allow the various staff members to update the recorder in real time with information about the activities in progress (eg tables, orders, collections). Cloud-based recorders typically operate on Android and iOS-Apple mobile systems and need an internet connection. However, some systems operate partially offline, recording information on the device used and transferr it later to the cloud database. Also in this case the cash point can be enriched with the necessary peripherals and therefore constitute a complete offer for the management of the activity. It also reports the availability of free management app.

FUNNY IDEAS FOR THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR

The New Year 2019 is approaching and the usual question arises: “what to do on the last day of the year?”.


A question that may seem difficult to solve if you have children with you. No problem, this article will provide you with many interesting ideas and original ideas and fun to spend a New Year with children for the whole family. From a party with princesses and superheroes to dinner organized with menus for your children, to theme villages and holiday packages: let’s discover all the many offers to spend the last evening of the year with the children and your loved ones!


NEW YEAR OF PRINCESSES AND SUPERHEROES

Have you ever dreamed of finding yourself face to face with the most powerful SuperEroes and the Kingdom Princesses?
The New Year’s Eve in Toscana is dressed with magic, with a Special Veglione dedicated to families with children. The Grand Ball of the Princesses and the arena of the SuperEroi awaits you in Montecatini Terme in Toscana with many incredible emotions. Many special animators will take care of the little ones giving to Mom and Dad a few moments of relaxation!
You will also experience the thrill of a warm hug in the thermal waters.
A completely covered and heated structure, with an excellent and exclusive service.
To ensure maximum well-being, they can access the thermal pool, maximum 25 people per hour. We recommend booking well in advance.
THE OFFER INCLUDES:
– 2 nights in Family Hotel
– Masked dinner on December 30th with entertainment for children
– New Year’s Eve Dinner with Princesses and SuperEroes
– Entry to the thermal pool

NEW YEAR’S EVE LEONARDO EXPERIENCE IN TOSCANA


Curious riddles, unfaithful inventions, bizarre intuitions and lots of fun.
Would you like to experience a New Year in Toscana in the company of Leonardo da Vinci?
The Genius Stravagante and his intrepid aide ZoroAstro, will lead you into surreal atmospheres in the heart of Toscana, between works of ingenuity, fascinating landscapes and oddities of all kinds.
The experience begins Sunday, December 30, 2018 (you can add an extra night with arrival on Saturday) until January 1, 2019 with a succession of emotions entirely dedicated to families with children.
During the 2 dinners, the Kids Areas will be present where the children will be entertained with professional entertainers.
THE OFFER INCLUDES:
– Overnight at Hotel
– Dinner on December 30th 2018 with the Party of the Mage-Making Pasticcioni
– New Year’s Eve dinner on 31 December 2018 with Party Leonardo Experience.

NEW YEAR FOR CHILDREN IN ROME: 3 DAYS AND 2 NIGHTS OF PURE FUN

Are you looking for an imaginative and exciting adventure for New Year 2019 with your children in Rome? There will be 3 days and 2 nights of pure amusement between Centurions and Empresses, Princesses and Superheroes and (hearing) a special entrance into a Magic Castle where you will meet Santa and the Spiteful Elves!
THE OFFER INCLUDES
– 2 nights in Family Hotel in East Rome
– Gourmet Dinner with Party Centurions and Empresses (30 Dec)
– New Year’s Eve with Princesses and Superheroes
– Reserved access to the Castle of Santa Claus
PRICES
Adult price: € 259
Bimbo Price: € 169
Free Bimbo with less than 36 months.

FUN PARKS

Gardaland Happy New Year
There is nothing better than a “playground” to stay in the company of their children, so, let’s move virtually to Gardaland, which is located in Castelnuovo del Garda in the province of Verona. An explosive party will be organized to spend a fabulous New Year with children and with the whole family. Among music, bright balloons and multicolored glitter the New Year’s Eve will be tinged with a thousand colorful colors to light up the night of December 31, full of magic and fun. We will organize a wonderful dinner at the end of the year for adults and children, with entertainment and sparkling entertainment for everyone.

Wonderland

The park is located near Ravenna and offers many attractions for children of all ages. Inside you will find a fairytale atmosphere and you will be greeted by the inhabitants of the Land of the Snows with the House of Santa Claus and the Kingdom of Crystals. Shows and animations with Elves, mascots of the park and Queens of the Snows  will accompany adults and children to discover the world of ice. The ice rink is open. Info on Mirabilandia

Boutique for your gifts and an excellent restaurant inside the park with the possibility of staying overnight in the area.

REC CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

We are in Bellaria-Igea Marina where in the historic colony of young filmmakers we organize the Winter Colonies for children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years. Qualified educators constantly follow guests and organize thematic workshops, recreational activities, excursions and walks. The program includes two 4-day shifts and a single 10-day shift. For info http://www.ragazziecinema.it/rec-christmas-village/

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE RESIDENCE OF SANTA CLAUS

If you want to give yourself a truly unique and unforgettable New Year’s Eve, I suggest you go to Rovaniem, Finland, where Santa Clause Village, Santa’s annual “residence”, is located. Between elves, spells, restaurants and other organized activities, you will spend a fabulous holiday in a fairy place that smells of magic for adults and children. The only drawback is that Rovaniem is not exactly around the corner, so if you are looking for a more affordable and less expensive solution from an economic point of view, you can always go to one of the many Santa Claus villages in various towns and villages. ‘Italy.

 

NEW YEAR IN AGRITURISMO IN ITALY

To spend a new year with children in the name of outdoor fun, you can spend a wonderful holiday in one of the many farms that from North to South we find in our country. From those facing the sea to those that hide in the hills, in the woods or in the mountains of our country. Visit our page dedicated to the New Year’s Day in the Farm where you will find some interesting offers for the period of New Year 2019.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Arm yourself with snowshoes and poles and with your children you can take quiet walks in the mountains. Sunday, December 31, 2018 we start at 10.00 for a snowshoe tour organized by the Alpine guides of Bormio.

But it does not end here for your children. In Valdidentro for the last Sunday of the year there is a fun program called “The Penguins of the South Pole” starting at 14.30. A Snow Party with animation on the snow.

 

TOUR OF 11 DAYS OF SICILY IN CAMPER

For the New Year 2019 in Sicily we offer a truly original initiative: the Island Tour in Camper. The tour, which will take place from December 27th 2018 to January 6th 2019, will start from Civitavecchia and cover the whole coast of Sicily, stopping in suggestive locations like Palermo, Segesta, Selinunte, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Syracuse, Taormina and other places. In Sicily, in winter, the climate is not particularly rigid and often offers spring days. On board a camper, the participants will enjoy magnificent views with splendid views like cliffs that slope towards the crystalline Sicilian sea, villages, natural parks and cities rich in history and tradition. Children will not have time to get bored and enjoy an exclusive New Year’s Eve. And do not forget to savor the Sicilian cuisine and especially the desserts that children will love with joy. For info and reservations go on New Year’s Eve in Sicily.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ROME AT KINETIC  WORLD

At Kinetic World you can start an exciting journey, together with your children, among thousands of attractions that appeal to the world of Cinema and Television. An amusement park for all ages, discovering alien worlds, gladiators and gunslingers in an evocative journey where reality leaves room for imagination. You will meet Ben-Hur, cross an Indian jungle or take the shuttle from the Moon base on the Sea of ​​Tranquility to the Ares colony on the planet Mars. These are some of the attractions you will find visiting the park.

A New Year’s Eve 2019 with a very rich program with the park open from 6 pm to 8 am for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. For children there are dedicated shows, games, with the Sognolabio area open until 11:30 pm; baby-parking is offered in the GiocArena area.

For those who want to participate in the New Year’s Eve dinner there are 5 possible options with different types of dinner (buffet, dinners served at restaurants Saloon and American Restaurant), VIP dinner at the restaurant Charleston Club. A shuttle service every hour to / from Roma Termini. For children up to 10 years access to the park and dinner cost 50 euros. For more details click here New Year in Cinecittà World

 

GENOVA’S AQUARIUM

Also this year the Genova Aquarium offers the public a very special dinner and a ball that will allow guests to immerse themselves in the enchanted atmosphere of the sea floor. There is  entertainment for children, but the presence of sharks or morays will be enough to attract their attention to that underwater world to make them happy.

It will be a special evening that includes: an exclusive visit to the Aquarium to discover the night life of the guests of the tanks, dinner buffet with menu in the wonderful setting of the Cetacean Pavilion, and to finish special animations and celebrations with the opportunity to toast to the arrival of the new year on the external deck of the structure with a striking panoramic view of the city and the Old Port. See the article on New Year’s Eve in Genoa for info and reservations.

CENON OF SAN SILVESTRO AT THE PALAZZO LEONE IN PALERMO

If you are looking for a New Year’s Eve dinner in Palermo you have come to the right place! At Palazzo Leone, an enchanting location on Via Lincoln 48, you can celebrate your New Year’s Eve with an extensive fish menu.

This will be a reserved and exclusive evening with a number of participants limited to 80 people and a reserved area with an entertainment service for children. No entry will be allowed after midnight.

The building stands on the land donated by Count Rinaldo De Mohac to the Church, as evidenced by a document dated 1194. The construction of the building dates back to the early 1800s but the central part has a much older date as it incorporates what was probably a sighting tower already existing at the time of the donation made by the count.

The ancient building, abandoned and decadent for years, has recently been recovered by the descendants of the De Mohac family. Careful and meticulous restoration work has allowed us to bring the structure back to its former glory and at the same time to adapt it from a technological point of view, making it an ideal location for any type of event.

On the ground floor of the building the halls, of about 300 square meters, characterized by particular stone arches and vaulted roofs and elegantly furnished, lend themselves to the organization of any occasion. For info on the menu and prices see dedicated article New Year at Palazzo Leone.

 

CENON TO ASTRONAL TAKE IN NAPLES

Let us now dedicate ourselves to those who, for the last festival of the year, want to give themselves a mouth-watering dinner in a city where the food and wine tradition is very strong. Particularly recommended is the Tenuta Astroni, a beautiful property surrounded by greenery, where you can enjoy the best Neapolitan delicacies washed down by the DOC wines of the area, with music, entertainment and songs throughout the evening. During the dinner will be organized several fun games with numerous prizes, waiting for the arrival of midnight. Participants will enjoy the musical evening animated by a DJ and two music bands, while the children have been set up a playground where they have set up an inflatable fun fair for them. The magical atmosphere of the Tenuta Astroni will make your New Year in Naples unforgettable. Dedicated menu for children. For more info and reservations see article on New Year’s Eve in Naples

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE

And finally, another suggestion is to spend the evening of New Year 2019 with your children at the medieval castle of Pavone Canavese, in the province of Torino. The children will be fascinated by the ancient walls of the castle and the clothes worn by the evening entertainers. Before and after dinner the children will have enough time to play with the characters of the castle of the time. On the other hand, who has never dreamed of being a knight or a princess? The evening, organized by the historic group Burgo Turris, costs € 85 for children between 4 and 12 years and includes in the price dishes and drinks. For more info on the evening For more info on the evening read here.

 

IN LONDON ON HARRY POTTER’S SETS

If your children, children or teenagers, are passionate about cinema, the New Year’s trip to London organized by the Ragazzi e Cinema association is for you. Their New Year’s Eve 2019 package includes: travel by coach from Rimini, Bologna and Milan, sightseeing tour of London with overnight stay at the hotel and visit to the Warner Bros Studios, where the films of the Harry Potter saga were filmed. All at a cost of € 410 by 30 September 2018. For more information and reservations, visit the dedicated page on the site of Ragazzi e Cinema. If you want some more ideas on the last year in London, you can take a look here.

How to open and manage a restaurant’s facebook page

The web is now one of the main promotion and sales channels. For this reason, whoever manages an activity must necessarily think about their digital presence, structuring a website and maybe even opening a facebook page.

In particular, through these channels and social media, you could increase your customers and make yourself available to a new market share. Facebook pages, for example, are an excellent tool for retaining customers and acquiring new ones. Furthermore, opening them is very simple. All you have to do is follow the instructions provided by the same platform and in a short time you will have the facebook page of your restaurant ready to be managed.

At this point, however, the hardest part arrives. Managing a facebook page in a winning way is in fact anything but simple and obvious. We need a real marketing strategy, which must be carefully planned and entrusted, if possible, to experts in the sector.

Download ristomanager and find out how to best manage your restaurant!

How to open and manage a restaurant’s facebook page: what not to do

Between optimal management and bankruptcy, the border is very thin and sometimes a small mistake is enough to compromise the image of the business forever. If in fact gaining a good online reputation is very difficult and requires time and dedication, to ruin it is enough a badly managed response to the negative review of a customer. Before identifying the golden rules for managing a restaurant’s facebook page, let’s see  the mistakes that should be avoided.

Publish irrelevant content

It may seem obvious but it is not at all. Often, in fact, especially if the Facebook page is entrusted to people who are not properly trained, it is easy to come across publications that concern the owner’s personal interests, irrelevant events and other information that has nothing to do with the activity. In these cases it is difficult to distinguish the page from a personal profile and what will emerge will be only a lack of professionalism.

Publish rarely

Managing a Facebook page is an activity that requires time and dedication and that can not be limited to the occasional publication of content. Of course we must not fall into the opposite error, but keeping the page updated, with 2-3 posts per week, is essential to not lose the interest of fans.

Cancel negative comments and do not respond to reviews

One of the thorniest aspects of managing a Facebook page, especially if it is a restaurant, is that related to reviews and negative comments. In these cases, it is good to count to ten before responding. An impulsive response, and therefore poorly managed, is in fact a sign of touchiness and denotes only a lack of professionalism on the part of the restaurant and its staff. The advice is to plan standard responses in which the restaurant takes responsibility  and responds with criticism to customer requests.

How to open and manage a restaurant’s facebook page: 3 golden rules

After identifying all the possible mistakes that could damage the image and reputation of the restaurant, it is also important to know the golden rules to better manage the Facebook page of your restaurant.

Create an editorial plan

The editorial plan is a tool that allows you to create a programmable content grid that is always available to keep your page active and to retain your customers. This way you will avoid occasional and irrelevant publications. Of course, your ability will be in identifying those contents (photos, links, etc.) that can attract and engage the users of the page better.

Create and manage advertising campaigns

The creation of an ad hoc editorial plan will also include the promotion of the page through the creation and management of advertising campaigns. To do this you can rely on the tools ,available by the same platform, the Facebook ads. In this way, you can reach more people, increase your community and even get a few more bookings.

Create a space for managing comments and reviews

Finally, one last golden rule is to create a sort of space with all the indications to respond to possible criticism and reviews in a cordial manner. In this way you will contribute to improving the image of the restaurant, showing availability and professionalism, qualities much appreciated by customers.

How digital is your restaurant? 3 elements to understand it

Between apps and social networks, the economy is increasing in digital way. And so also all commercial activities are forced to adapt. Even a restaurant can not fail to have a website, the facebook page or the instagram profile. In some cases it is also necessary to register and place your business on special platforms that can promote it and make it more easily known to the public.

A restaurant must therefore also be digital and move easily in technology, using the most appropriate tools to improve and optimize management. This is now a crucial aspect for any catering business and, if neglected, risks leading the restaurant to a safe bankruptcy.

Excluding your restaurant from the digital world is in fact anachronistic and can no longer make sense, where most purchases and bookings are made online. That’s why, if you want your business to best express all the potential and be successful, you’ll have to ask just one thing: how digital is your restaurant?

How digital is your restaurant? The key factors

To understand this, you just need to look at three main aspects that are indicative of a digitization and modernization of the activity. One of these is, for example, the presence of tablets to take orders. Now it is a reality for all restaurants, as these devices automate the process of orders.

Unlike what happened in the past, when you were forced to take orders exclusively on your own notebook, today you can in fact use these convenient digital tools that, in addition are  speeding up the process and  can also improve it.

The old method, in fact, often gave rise to confusions, errors or permissions in the orders. All this then has reflected on the quality of the service and, consequently, on the reputation of the restaurant. With tablets, however, it is possible to reduce these inconveniences, optimizing the timing and also reducing waiting times, so as to guarantee customers a pleasant and satisfying experience. So if your restaurant does not yet have these devices, you should try to provide as soon as possible.

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How digital is your restaurant? The importance of management

Another very important aspect is that the index of a good digitization of your business is the presence and the use of a software for managing your restaurant. It is indeed a very useful tool for any restaurant manager and will help you improve and optimize the management of your business.

One of the most comprehensive manager for restaurants  at the moment is Ristomanager. A practical and easy-to-use software that you can download on tablets and PCs and with which you can manage and control every aspect and activity of the restaurant. From the management of the tables, to the supply of the warehouse, to the management of the orders and the staff, everything will be constantly monitored and under control.

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Using this management software, your restaurant will have no more surprises and you can plan costs, investments and all the necessary actions to improve and grow your business.

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The program will also allow you to identify strengths and weaknesses, monitor performance and plan marketing strategies. You will also have the possibility to create a customer database, a real historical that you can use for your loyalty activities. In short, certainly an extra gear for your restaurant, especially in a context where digital becomes increasingly important.

And it’s not over here. To understand if your restaurant is really digital, you will also have to evaluate your presence on the web,and the existence of portals for the presentation of the activity, social profiles and any promotional platforms, such as The Fork for example. A true digital restaurant has in fact a website updated with the various menus and the right contacts,that  is also present on social networks and constantly updates their profiles. And not only that, a digital restaurant is also able to promote itself on the web by making the best use of these resources. If you want your restaurant to go digital, then consider subscribing to platforms or investing a small budget in the online sponsorship of your business.

New openings before Christmas

Christmas is also a beautiful moment for the opening of emblazoned names. Quality can not exclude the excellent management of catering.

 

Naples. The new take-away pizzeria that Paco Linus has open.

It boasts a record of pizzas baked in less than 24 hours, the Pizza Doc championship, the pizza-maker jacket and the Pope’s table.

The La Little Group of Naples which from the Facebook page has become the third association of pizza chefs of which Paco Linus is the president.

Milan. Cracco opens a new bistro.

In order not to attract attention, he changes his eyes in Galleria Cracco and involves in turn, for three months, the most interesting artists of the moment, with the collaboration of Skyarte.

 

 

Rome. Malandros and Meaters: tapas bars and embers bar open to Ponte Milvio

Two new premises in Rome. The first will be called Malandros – Bodega de tapas and will be a tapas bar in pure Spanish style,  with some contemporary reinterpretation that will make everything more fascinating.

As well as for Meaters, bar-grill, will open in via Flaminia near Ponte Milvio,it seems shortly. But it is not known exactly when.

 

ROME. Achilli in Parliament will re-open Bar Settembrini.

It took the institutional intervention of the municipality of the historic center of the capital, to revive the fate of the local nobleman in Prati and avert the dismissal of employees due to eviction for arrears (which was in progress) and the provision for closure for non-compliance administrative costs  by the operators.

Open to the public, Saturday 8 December, for Jack Morsetto, the first Social Street Cocktailing club in Bologna.

 Social Street Cocktail defines the phenomenon of small restaurants run by young people who offer drinks at a low price and have little internal space but facilitate socializing with the parking of patrons in the area adjacent to the premises, holding their cocktails in hand and standing and using disposable cups. The experience is informal, engaging and low-cost, ideal for young people but increasingly chosen by the young at the end of a working day or after dinner.

5 trends of successful catering.

Let’s see together the different culinary trends in catering

It is always difficult to decide what to include in the menus designed for catering, especially because of the varied tastes of their customers! For this reason, it can certainly be useful to know the various culinary trends in catering.

Food with local ingredients
One of the most used culinary trends in catering in the current menus is to offer food made with local products. This includes meat, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetables. The use of food made with local ingredients or in any case belonging to the territory in which it operates, is an important part of the great trends that look at environmental sustainability and healthy eating. The typical local dishes are very suitable for most events with catering, because often you are creating a personalized menu for the specific event.
Healthy menus
Another culinary trend in catering is to offer menus that go beyond meat; inserting something like potatoes and some steamed vegetables will help you offer healthy foods like whole grains, a variety of vegetables and fresh fish that are definitely a good way to show off your great culinary skills. Does this mean that you should eliminate fried fish or mozzarella sticks from your menus? Not at all; rather you should consider adding low-calorie, low-calorie foods, such as lean cuts of beef, pork, poultry or fish, as well as making smaller portions (and at lower prices).
Gluten-free foods
Many people suffer from the annoying gluten intolerance, while others eliminate it from their diet, in an attempt to eat healthier. No matter why, gluten-free cooking is one of the biggest culinary trends in catering that is expanding more. There are many delicious gluten-free dishes that offer good food costs, and also serves as an opportunity to experiment with many alternative ingredients like amaranth, cassava flour and teff.
Ethnic cuisine and street food
Oriental cuisine, and in particular the one  of the Middle East, has had a dizzying growth in the menus of 2014. This trend also entails a greater tendency to use alternative ingredients. Just think of ingredients like the pomegranate syrup for breakfast, as an alternative to maple syrup. Then I suggest you to  look for exotic spices and mixtures of these, such as Togarashi, zataar and shichimi, and to offer  together with salt and pepper. One of the culinary trends in catering offers dishes inspired by the ethnic fusion of street food. From the Mexican churros, to the Spanish tapas, the Chinese dim sum up to the Middle Eastern skewers, the more international the menu, the better. These types of dishes worked well with pickup trucks or for accompanying cocktails.
Homemade cooking
In the homemade style the food is served on plates and the people  serve themselves (just like at home). You can see this kind of lunch at many traditional Chinese and Korean restaurants. If you are offering catering services on  your restaurant, home cooking is great for small and medium-sized groups. It is much easier to feed 50 people at the same time if you let them serve 10 salads.