Lightspeed Launches New Flagship Restaurant POS Platform in North America

by Katie Lee

Montréal — Lightspeed Commerce Inc., the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences, has launched the all-new Lightspeed Restaurant, a unified hospitality commerce and point-of-sale (POS) platform.

Through strategic global acquisitions, Lightspeed has combined the power of Upserve, Gastrofix, Kounta and iKentoo with new solutions and modules, to simplify processes and enable merchants to build thriving businesses for the future. This best-in-class solution built through years of strategic investments and innovation, brings together an innovative POS, contactless integrated payments, online ordering, advanced inventory and analytics to create a powerful hospitality platform for running a smarter, more efficient restaurant.

“After years of strategically bringing together the best talent and technology in the hospitality industry, we’re excited to bring this long-awaited solution to the United States and Canada after a successful launch in Europe last quarter,” says Peter Dougherty, GM, hospitality, Lightspeed. “Digital adoption has been an important lifeline for restaurants and it’s clear there are greater efficiencies to be realized with new technology. Lightspeed Restaurant was built to meet these challenges by putting new data into the hands of independent restaurateurs to help them make smarter decisions about their business.”

The new Lightspeed Restaurant is now available in North America in a phased rollout to select restaurants after launching in Europe this summer.

“The difference with Lightspeed Restaurant is the accuracy of information,” says Antonio Arias, founder of Once Finger Lakes, a restaurant and wine tasting room in upstate New York, who began using Lightspeed Restaurant in beta this year. “When everything is on the same system and fully integrated, everything flows better. With POS, analytics and inventory all under the Lightspeed umbrella, that’s the dream. It brings our whole operation to the next level.”

Founded in Montréal, Canada, in 2005, Lightspeed has teams across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company serves retail, hospitality and golf businesses in more than 100 countries.




SOURCE: Lightspeed Commerce, Inc.

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