After a highly-successful first UK opening in Cardiff, Coyote Ugly has just opened its first bar in England in Liverpool. With venues across the US from Las Vegas to New Orleans, the bar’s eyecatching saloon concept is based on the real New York bar made famous by the movie of the same name.
Customer service is naturally high on Coyote Ugly’s agenda, and the company is using restaurant technology including the Aloha EPOS management system from UK-based NFS Technology to keep operations at peak efficiency.
Coyote Ugly General Manager Chris Young, said: “EPOS is vital for everything from stock control, employee performance, incentive monitoring and cost control.
“We like the way live data gives us an overview of multiple sites with up-to-the-minute analysis of sales, wages, like-for-like data versus last week and last year. It helps streamline the business by using data.”
NFS Technology is an international provider of software including EPOS management systems and hotel PMS. It’s currently Gold Sponsor of the Restaurant Association’s 50th birthday celebrations.
Coyote Ugly finds Aloha EPOS has helped them improve speed of service, keeping customers happy, and NFS’s 24-hour support desk is crucial for a late-night operator.
“The flexibility of the software, which has with tabs / tables service functions, allows us to provide a better customer experience,” said Chris.
And Coyote Ugly also uses its Aloha EPOS management system to encourage customers to come back again and again.
“We’ve an excellent loyalty card scheme in place via the integrated EPOS software that encourages repeat business,” said Chris.
“There’s huge flexibility to run bespoke offers for loyalty card holders – and the excellent data capture by the system gives me the opportunity to direct market effectively to my regular customers.”
Luis De Souza, CEO of NFS Technology, said Coyote Ugly is not alone in discovering great benefits from using an EPOS management system.
“In a highly competitive and challenging trading environment, the bars and restaurants who have the edge are those that make great use of the advanced technology at their disposal to make operations seamless,” he said.
“Coyote Ugly has a fantastic reputation for customer service, and we’re proud that Aloha from NFS is helping them with their expansion in the UK.”