Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen, an Atlanta-based food truck, has implemented the NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale (POS) to help grow its “farm to street” business.
Since 2012, Happy Belly has served fresh, organic and local cuisine to Atlanta-area customers from its lime-green food trucks. Since then, Happy Belly has made a name for itself in the natural foods scene by educating families about the benefits of eating healthier, sourcing natural foods locally when possible, and donating 5 percent of profits to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta to fight childhood obesity.
Before deciding to implement NCR Silver, Happy Belly owners Joe and Amie Bruno realized they needed robust reporting tools to track catering sales, which now account for about 50 percent of the company’s revenue.
“On the traditional food truck side, the faster we get the order, the faster our customers receive their food,” Joe Bruno said. “Silver is fast. But we also needed advanced reporting features, where Silver excels.”
Another Atlanta-based food truck, Tex’s Tacos, recommended NCR Silver to Happy Belly because of the mobile POS’ unmatched consolidated reporting features that enable users to track sales and cash for all mobile locations, Bruno said.
The Brunos have already benefitted from NCR Silver’s reporting features that break out sales by “event,” such as a rehearsal dinner, rather than each order. They also use NCR Silver for daily activity, such as running reports on food truck park events.
“In the past, at events where one person was paying the bill, we would have to log in at the end and manually add up all the charges,” Amy Bruno said. “This was arduous and time consuming, but NCR Silver automates that entire process, which is huge for us.”
Another key benefit of NCR Silver’s reporting feature is how it helps Happy Belly plan what ingredients to take to the food truck parks and to specific events. This visibility is key, as Happy Belly prepares all food on site – rather than in advance.
“We continue to enhance NCR Silver with powerful tools that help small businesses simplify their processes and save valuable time,” said Justin Hotard, general manager, NCR Silver. “For Happy Belly, robust reporting functionality means they are able to tackle the things that matter most, from reducing spoilage to improving customer service at events.”
The Brunos now have four iPads running NCR Silver, one in each Happy Belly truck and one in each of Tex’s Tacos trucks, which they are currently managing and leasing.
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