Restaurant Email Marketing 101: Segmenting, Technology and More

By |July 12, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

It’s all about communication! Running a business, building the relationship with your guests and getting them right back in the door is something every restaurant owner hopes to achieve. Whether you’re an old pro or [...]

Managing Your Restaurant Franchisees with Technology

By |June 20, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

This article is going to cover how to help you focus on working on the brand instead of in the brand. How can you get markets ready to grow your brand by giving them the [...]

Personal and Professional Tools for Success in the Restaurant Industry and Beyond

By |June 5, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

Professional development to make the time you spend at work a little more productive. The five things to consider to make yourselves better as a professional. Task Management To do lists. Asana or Wonderlist: dates [...]

Tackling New Technology in your Restaurant

By |June 5, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

Challenges of the industry are and the evolving technology needs that consumers are driving into the industry. Discussing Omnivore and the menu pad point of sale integration, creating a sustainable product, built out of need [...]

Tips to Avoid Employee Theft in your Restaurant

By |June 5, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

Why should you be concerned about theft in your restaurant? Every day we get calls from clients who suspect employees may be stealing from them. Whether it’s cash flow coming up short, an employee driving [...]

Technology Building Blocks For Building Your Restaurant

By |April 26, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

The platforms and solutions in this Podcast are the top five solutions that you should consider when starting or talking about starting a restaurant. Restaurant Point of Sale Systems The bedrock of technology and revenue [...]

Social Media Overview

By |April 17, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

Social media plays a huge roll in our landscape. Understanding your message and your channels can make or break your business. This episode reviews the larger players in the social media game, and tips [...]

NorthStar Tradeshow Recap

By |March 27, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

And We're Back! The NorthStar team just finished up a flurry of tradeshows and we're excited to bring back everything we've been learning and sharing over the past couple months. We're not done though! [...]

Upcoming NorthStar Events and Tradeshows

By |February 20, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

We're Hitting the Road! Find CBS at a Trade Show Near You! ISV IQ Show February 28, 2017 Santa Ana, CA Learn More Foundations Forum March 1, 2017 [...]

5 Steps to Tackling a Restaurant Tradeshow

By |February 20, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

Love them or hate them, restaurant trade shows are a way of doing business. We have many events coming up this year, and we would love to see you (check out our list of events [...]

The New Age of Restaurant Point of Sale (POS)

By |January 20, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

With all the new POS options out there today, it can be a little overwhelming. What does the lingo mean? Why should I care about what’s up and coming and how should I plan for [...]

NorthStar POS Platform Adds Integration to Three of the Largest EMV-Ready Payment Processors

By |January 11, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

Custom Business Solutions (CBS), developers of an iPad-based Point of Sale System, announced EMV certification for its NorthStar POS platform with three of the restaurant industry’s largest payment providers: First Data, Heartland Payment Systems, and [...]

The 4 Big Movers and Shakers: 2016 In Review

By |January 6, 2017|Categories: News & Events|

While we all were recently celebrating the ball dropping in New York ringing in 2017, our friends over at the Restaurant Technology Guys were busy putting together a podcast recapping all of the biggest happenings [...]

The Lego Paradox

By |December 5, 2016|Categories: News & Events|

The Lego Paradox Building structures from concrete with amenities and parts that don’t connect is can be quite tempting. As the builder you think you are getting the best solution for each area but sometimes [...]

How Savvy Restaurateurs are Beating Minimum Wage Hikes

By |May 20, 2016|Categories: News & Events|

Many major cities in the United States have passed new $15.00 minimum wage laws that will drastically affect how restaurant owners are doing business. According to the Restaurant Technology Guys blog, California Restaurants and Retail Stores will be heavily impacted by the new minimum wage increases. This article will help you understand how some major cities will execute the new minimum wage increases and what you as a restaurant owner can do to reduce costs and improve productivity. […]

CBS Northstar’s COO Jeremy Julian to Speak at 2016 VAR IT Conference

By |May 10, 2016|Categories: News & Events|

Custom Business Solutions’ COO Jeremy Julian will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Retail IT VAR of the future conference. Jeremy is an expert in mPOS, POS-as-a-Service, and payment security solutions. Visit for more details [...]