A kitchen display system (KDS) is a screen or set of screens that pair with your talech POS to display orders in your kitchen or food prep stations. A KDS can replace paper ticket printers, handwritten orders, or verbally calling items that need to be prepared. Finding a KDS for talech can help your employees stay organized, improve your speed of service, and reduce errors in order production.
Kitchen display systems are more than just digital printers. By capturing and displaying order information digitally kitchen display systems can unlock a host of features that improve the efficiency of your kitchen operations. Some of the added benefits of a talech-compatible KDS include:
Slow speed of service is one of the top complaints from unhappy customers. Many kitchen display systems use color-coded headers to display how long tickets have been open, and digital systems can also provide valuable real-time metrics to operators. Staying on top of ticket times helps your kitchen deliver orders faster, which results in more satisfied customers.
Paper tickets can easily get lost behind a cooler or covered in BBQ sauce. It’s easy for paper tickets to get mixed up on the rail so you’re not making the right order next. And when you need to recall an order? Hopefully the ticket is on the spindle and not in the trash. A KDS helps solve all these problems by keeping orders organized on an easy-to-navigate tablet display.
Service industry staffing is challenging these days. It can be hard to find and keep good employees. Kitchen display technology can help alleviate staffing shortages in a couple of ways:
There are several things to consider when searching for the best kitchen display system for talech point of sale.
There are a couple of options when it comes to choosing a kitchen display system to work with your talech POS.
Fresh KDS is a great choice for cafes, restaurants, and food service providers of all types and sizes. Fresh KDS connects to talech by emulating a printer, which means it can work without internet connectivity. The Fresh KDS app is available on both iOS and Android, providing you with a lot of flexibility in choosing your hardware. Fresh KDS also has some of the most advanced features on the market, including multiple options for communicating between stations, the ability to send order status updates directly to customers, and curbside “I’m Here” functionality. If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, Fresh KDS also offers a very affordable entry level plan.
Epson’s KDS is a solid, if more expensive choice, for those looking for a more traditional kitchen display system. Epson’s KDS connects via ethernet which allows it to work offline but requires placing screens at network drops. Epson’s KDS also offers a number of commercial-grade screen options, including touchscreens and bump bar controllers. Epson’s KDS requires a printer to function, which is an added expense but may make sense if you want to “bump to print” from the KDS screen.