Appetize Feature Friday: Mobile Ordering

 

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Want to join the most tech-advanced venues in the world by offering your guests the ability to order whatever they want on their smartphones?  Then join the likes of the New York Knicks, Seattle Seahawks, and Miami Dolphins, who have all chosen Appetize to power in-seat ordering inside their venue and team mobile apps.  It’s easy – fans select their seat, their favorite menu and merch items, and then checkout for delivery or pickup.  Boost fan experience, fulfillment efficiencies, and increase revenues.  Appetize mobile ordering can stand next to your current POS system, or it can plug into any one of your current Appetize POS products for an even better experience!  Schedule a web demo today to see how it works.

Press Release: Palace Theatre launches new concession software platform Appetize

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Venue is first indoor theatre in upstate New York to partner with innovative technology service

January 20, 2016 (Albany, NY) – The Palace Theatre today announced that it is the first indoor theatre venue in upstate New York to partner with Appetize Technologies, the industry’s leading cloud-­‐‑based enterprise point of sale system. The new software will improve concessions, bar service and inventory management at the historic entertainment venue in downtown Albany.

Appetize represents two of the fastest growing subsets of technology: point of sale and mobile payments – a market which is projected to grow by 400 percent over the next four years. The software offers a faster, easier-­‐‑to-­‐‑use sales experience for the patron and sophisticated, customized backend analytics to track inventory and provide real-­‐‑time sales information to the venue. It also allows the Palace Theatre to accept all forms of payment at every concession area throughout the venue, speeding up the purchasing process for customers. The new service launched at the Palace Theatre in early December.

“Our investment in Appetize allows us to provide patrons with cutting-­‐‑edge technology resulting in the best experience possible at the Palace,” said Palace Theatre Executive Director Holly Brown. “This new software makes concessions payments more convenient and quicker so that our guests may spend their time at the Palace truly enjoying the world-­‐‑class entertainment we bring to this historic stage.”

The Palace Theatre joins a select list of other notable sports and entertainment venues which currently utilize Appetize that include: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY; and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. “We’re extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with such a historic venue and look forward to a long lasting relationship,” said Wayne Scarsella, Vice President of Sales for Appetize. “Our solutions will provide their operators with the best combination of stability and modernity to better manage their day-­‐‑to-­‐‑day operations, ultimately improving the guest experience while attending a show at the Palace Theatre.”

For a full listing of upcoming concerts and events or for more information about the Palace Theatre, visit www.palacealbany.com

About Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre has been Albany’s iconic downtown landmark for the last eight decades – bringing the biggest names in entertainment to the Capital Region. This grand cultural and entertainment facility first opened its doors in October 1931. Built during the Depression, the 2,800-­‐‑seat Palace was the largest theatre in the region noted for a number of opulent movie houses. Today, the Palace remains the sole survivor of this period of entertainment. Its storied stage has seen more than 5,000 stars such as Bob Hope, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, and great Broadway hits like Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray and more. Arguably the most notable concert event took place at the Palace Theatre in April of 1965 when the now legendary Rolling Stones appeared here on their first tour of the United States. The venue is managed by The Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-­‐‑profit organization and currently plays host to more than 100 world-­‐‑class arts and entertainment events each year. The theatre has a significant economic footprint with over $3.5 million in ticket sales and 150,000 patrons annually. The Palace is a primary economic engine for downtown Albany.

About Appetize

Appetize, the Los Angeles-based Point of Sale company, is serving its modern order and payment technology to over 325 entertainment venues and festivals. Appetize is a fast growing and disruptive technology company that is steadily replacing legacy point of sale systems in the sports and entertainment, education, and leisure hospitality enterprise space with its proven ordering and payments platform. The company’s top notch client roster includes venues like US Bank Stadium, Madison Square Garden, SunLife Stadium, The Playstation Theater, and entertainment events like Governors Ball and over 45 PGA Tour stops. Appetize redefines the ordering and payment process through its POS, Handheld, and Kiosk products for operators, as well as its mobile ordering platform for fans. To learn more about Appetize, visit www.appetizeapp.com.

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Appetize Feature Friday:
On-The-Go Handhelds

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Today on the blog we are featuring our handheld POS solutions!  Our smaller handhelds are used by parking lot attendants, portable carts, and hawkers, while wait staff typically utilize our larger, iPad Mini handhelds.  Their reliable connectivity fits every venue type with options for 4G backup to WIFI and seamless auto-offline capabilities.  Handhelds also allow guests to use their favorite payment options, such as Apple Pay, and operators are able to scan barcodes for loyalty and rewards programs!  All of these awesome capabilities are being used by hundreds of venues, including Citi Field, NRG Stadium, Sleep Train Arena, and SunLife Stadium.  Find out how by emailing info@appetizeapp.com!

Super Appetize

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Appetize was selected as the Point-of-Sale solution for food and beverage at Super Bowl City in San Francisco! Super Bowl City is an interactive free-to-the-public fan village that highlights the Bay Area and the milestone Super Bowl 50.  Over 100 of our point-of-sale units are making purchasing food and beer faster, more efficient and easier than ever!  Only one question:  Panthers or Broncos?

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