What’s Coming for Restaurateurs at Lightspeed in 2020
New year, new updates—and a much faster workflow. While you’ve been busy getting ready for one of the busiest times of the year, our team has been putting the final touches on some big feature updates you’ll use every day. We’re excited to soon release a few of our most highly requested restaurant updates that will help speed things up, improve communication and simplify your day-to-day.
In early 2020, we’ll be introducing three new updates: the all-new Quick Service Mode, the redesigned Kitchen Display System, and the updated Combos feature.
Speeding things up with the new Quick Service Mode
Built specifically for quick-service restaurants, the Quick Service Mode is a free feature built into Lightspeed Restaurant POS. When toggled on, it transforms the order screen by removing features that aren’t relevant to QSRs, significantly reducing the number of steps required to enter an order and process payment. This new mode creates a clear distinction between Table Service features and Quick Service features of the POS, allowing staff to work more efficiently no matter the setting they’re in.
A couple of the exciting new features Quick Service Mode will introduce:
- Faster payment processing with the new payment panel
- Smart Amount Suggestions for cash transactions
- And more!
Quick Service Mode is a free feature update and will be released to all Lightspeed Restaurant customers in early 2020.
Improving communication with the updated Kitchen Display System
Our Kitchen Display System (KDS) is an add-on built to improve front and back-of-house communication, cut printing costs and increase productivity in the kitchen. Its redesigned interface will offer serious improvements to the overall experience and performance, making it perfectly suited for quick-service restaurants.
A few of the updates you can expect:
- Fresh new kitchen cards
- The new item visualization feature
- Automatic display of online orders
Simplifying the system with the redesigned Combos feature
The Combos feature in Lightspeed Restaurant has been entirely redesigned to improve its flexibility and user experience. We’ve added support for various price modifications, such as extra costs for custom choices and automatic default pricing, as well as changing the order of products and choices within a combo.
This is a free feature update and will be released to all Lightspeed Restaurant customers in early 2020.
To learn more about these new updates and what they mean for your business, speak with one of our experts today.