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Lavu POS Review

This robust and customizeable POS solution works well with niche foodservice businesses, like pizzarias, cafes, and food trucks.

    Shannon Vissers
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The former editor-in-chief of SteelOrbis, Shannon has been researching and writing about small business software and financing since 2015. Her shopping and retail expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, MSN, Yahoo Finance, and GOBankingRates . She has also published articles for LIVESTRONG.COM, eHow, Life'd, and other websites. Shannon attended San Diego State University, graduating in 2005 with a BA in English.
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    Corey Gray

    Organization Name: Hungrypoint

    Lavu is a phenomenal POS system that blows the legacy players such as Aloha and Micros out of the water. It is very easy to set up, manipulate on the fly, and track relevant data. The software allows for a more streamlined ordering system, shaving precious seconds off the time to perform a transaction–something that is essential in a restaurant environment in which throughput is core to success. Lavu is also much more intuitive than other POS tools and my employees appreciate all of the features that make their jobs easier.

    5
    • Organization Name: Hungrypoint
    Francia Gelis

    Organization Name: Foods in Town

    This POS system is much more advanced compared to others I have used prior. There are many options for inputting whichever items and functions are needed within your business. The overall appearance of this software is much nicer. I also enjoy how user access changes with position ranking, and verification can be implemented for certain features which helps to deter possible theft or misuse. The sales reports are also extremely thorough. Overall, this is a great POS system for all sized restaurants.

    5
    • Organization Name: Foods in Town
    Meredith Kristy

    Organization Name: Monno Food Corner

    I was hired to help customize, train, and implement this new software at a friend’s restaurant. I have worked with a few different POS systems and this was by far the most user friendly. Easy to customize their menus and check preferences. Easy to update if we figured out how we originally entered in an item needed to be changed. Cloud-based so when not on sight I was able to fix remotely when not at the restaurant. Also, the handheld option is great for taking orders and splitting checks on the fly.

    • Organization Name: Monno Food Corner
    Laura R

    Organization Name: SK Food House

    The inventory feature on Lavu has revolutionized the way we track our products. Being able to add photos, add invoices, track waste, etc. – and do it all in one place – is awesome. And the fact that it is all so easy and user friendly is just a bonus!

    5
    • Organization Name: SK Food House
    Susan Lewis

    Organization Name: Turkish Food Gallery

    We switched and saved. Before, we were paying a certain percentage across the boards, with Square. Now we have great fees and pricing with Lavu.

    5
    • Organization Name: Turkish Food Gallery
    Johan Abraham

    Organization Name: Foodology

    The Lavu POS is intuitive to use, easy to manage user accounts/ access for employees and very easy to add new items to inventory. The analytics available also aren’t too shabby.

    5
    • Organization Name: Foodology

    This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

    Donald Rollo

    Organization Name: Treat N Eat

    The interface is clear, easily navigated and very editable to meet your needs. The back-end entry saves HOURS out of my week, and my employees are much, much happier with the ease of functions they use every day. Very fast transaction and screen speed, which makes adding things to menu/changing prices that much easier. I would say the system works very well so any size of restaurant.I also personally enjoy the community aspect of using the Lavu software. It’s not like one of those systems where a salesman comes into your restaurant, sells it to you, and then never answers your call. Lavu is constantly finding new ways to be a partner to us.

    5
    • Organization Name: Treat N Eat

    This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

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