Fast-casual chain Huey Magoo’s announced its integration with restaurant tech company Qu for its POS systems, ordering, delivery, and kitchen platform needs.
Huey Magoo’s dubs itself “The Filet Mignon of Chicken” offering its signature hand-breaded or “sauced” all-natural chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Founded in 2004, the brand had seven locations operating in 2019. Today, it has over 40 locations and operates in seven states, with over 225 franchises sold in 12 states.
The emerging brand says the integration will assist in its aggressive growth plans to double locations this year while fulfilling guest orders across in-store, drive-thru and digital channels.
“The system is geared towards today’s workforce, it supports our corporate training team, it ensures our new store openings reach full potential for speed of service, it gives us actionable data in real-time and information that we can respond to,” said Matt Poleos, Huey Magoo’s vice president of operations.
In addition, the tech platform automatically accepts third-party delivery orders and consolidates them into a centralized location, while allowing operators to easily update apps with any changes, from order times, hours, to item availability. According to Qu, native delivery integrations increase sales for restaurants by 25 percent.
“It alleviates a lot of labor points inside the restaurant, so getting rid of additional devices that are within our restaurant where staff members have to transcribe orders from tablets into POS systems,” said Poleos. “It certainly raised our overall sales per ticket on our third-party delivery platforms.”
Qu’s unified commerce platform employs local cloud-based components and uses edge computing to provide consistent sales data from ordering channels.
“I wish we had a crystal ball and can see into the future but we don’t, but with Qu, we can’t predict the future, but we can prepare for it,” said Poleos. “With all the technology that is going to come into play, we are ready to pivot at any time and implement the newest thing and bring everything with us historically so that we can continue to be competitive in the QSR agency.”
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