Qu, the only unified commerce platform built for enterprise-scale quick serve restaurants, announced it has been selected by Nékter Juice Bar as its preferred POS partner to bolster reliable and scalable growth across all the company’s locations, including more than 300 open or in development.
Nékter will standardize on Qu’s platform to holistically manage all order channels and unify guest, order and menu data. In addition, Nékter will leverage Qu Flex kiosks to improve guest service and labor efficiencies. Qu Flex serves as both a guest-facing kiosk and a traditional POS, allowing team members to quickly pivot between roles based on demand and labor availability.
“Growth is a huge step for any restaurant brand and it’s critical to manage it responsibly for long-term success,” says Steve Schulze, co-founder and CEO of Nékter Juice Bar. “As we take our brand into the future, Qu’s omnichannel approach to simplifying the technology ecosystem is in perfect alignment with our goals.”
Qu’s underlying cloud-native software platform provides an innovative solution that allows Nékter franchisees to work more flexibly and generate additional sales opportunities while maintaining the brand standards that Nékter guests expect. Instead of a fragmented technology stack, Qu offers a unified omnichannel ordering universe for operators and guests. By seamlessly connecting the ordering, operations and brand functions—Qu delivers the real-time data needed to drive loyal, repeat customers and healthy revenues.
In addition to a robust and stable software foundation, Qu’s versatile Flex kiosk offers POS capabilities with the same order and payment flow but adds the functionality of a kiosk without additional hardware and space costs. With smaller footprint stores that use staff for both cashiers and food prep, this solution is perfect for Nékter. Thanks to the Qu kiosk, franchisees will be able to shift their POS to a self-service order taker when staffing is tight or otherwise engaged. In addition, Nékter guests are empowered with the type of menu choices and customization that increases per ticket averages, increasing overall sales.
“Our goal is to offer brands and their franchisees the flexibility and control they need to grow and still offer guests the best experience. The combination of our cloud-based platform and Flex kiosk greatly simplifies operations for both franchisees and their employees,” says Niko Papademetriou, co-founder of Qu. “We are excited to partner with Nékter, a company committed to ethical growth. This is an ideal relationship that blends technology with people, further emphasizing Qu’s value of helping brands grow responsibly.”