Porky's Arrives at Boxpark

SPC has just installed an NCR solution into the third Porky’s BBQ restaurant site in central London, this time in the new and ultra-fashionable Boxpark in Shoreditch – the world’s first “Pop-Up Mall”.

 

Simon and Joy Brigg, Porky’s proprietors, have always loved America. After years of travelling across the country they decided to bring the taste & flavours of Memphis- style BBQs back home with them so that Londoners can get a little of the great drink, great food and great company that's so plentiful across the Atlantic. Porky’s serves meaty ribs and rib tips, homemade BBQ sauce, juicy
burgers, whole smoked chickens, and pulled pork that’s been cooked low and slow (for over 16 hours) in the smokers imported from Oklahoma, along with cold American craft beers and classic
Tennessee tunes on the speakers.

 

Investing in the right technology to manage a growing business is a key decision for any entrepreneur. From the start Simon and Joy took the decision to implement NCR / Aloha end-to-end solution to improve management control as a business across all their sites, realising the benefits of the NCR Aloha solution as the business continues to grow. In selecting NCR RealPOS hardware from SPC and NCR’s Aloha software from IPS Aloha in Glasgow, the expanding business has access to the resource and experience that NCR and its partners have gained over many years in the hospitality industry, providing robust technology that handles over 4 million transactions per week through 200,000 outlets throughout the world.

 

It is the simplicity and rich functionality of Aloha that can deliver real benefits. At head office, the latest sales data can be updated every 15 minutes, and the management team make full use of this reporting functionality. Simon comments: “NCR’s state-of-the-art hardware and Aloha software has definitely helped us to become more efficient and streamline our operation.”

 

The key to ensuring that the benefits have been delivered is the partnership between Porky’s and the SPC team. As the business has evolved, the way Porky’s and their team utilise Aloha has been customised to ensure that the benefits of the solution continue to be realised. The Porky’s restaurant team manage all of their own data at head office, labour scheduling and forecasting software. In addition, custom-designed reports provide simple headline sales and cover numbers to keep the Porky’s management in close control over the hourly performance of the business.

 

For more information about SPC's hospitality solutions please contact Bill Miller, Retail Sales Manager on: 01895 203 120 or bmiller@spcint.com 

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