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Leslie is on the front lines helping Mirus clients figure out innovative ways to increase restaurant profits. Energetic and easy-going, she prides herself in customer service and prioritizes client's analytical needs.
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Mirus Total Line Font Control

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At Mirus we're all about giving our clients control over their data. That includes how their restaurant data looks in the custom reports and dashboards they create.  We're excited to announce our newest reporting  enhancement: Total Line Font Control. See why total line font control is important and the new features available. 

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Topics: Mirus Updates

Client Spotlight: Church's Chicken

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Church's Chicken is one of the largest quick service chicken concepts in the world. They specialize in serving up freshly prepared, home-style fare, to help people provide affordable, complete meals for their families.  With more than 1700 locations, Church's is one of our largest clients by store count.

They are also one of our oldest clients. We've been helping them manage their data since 2007, including sales from multiple Point of Sale systems, menu item cost, speed of service, labor budgets, P&L and weather. 

I had the chance to sit down (pre-Covid) with Church's Senior Manager of Marketing Analytics, Jerrold Eaton,  to talk about how Mirus helps them organize and analyze their restaurant data.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Pandemic Restaurant Recovery Success Stories- Fast Casual, Casual & Fine Dining

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We've been keeping a close eye on the pandemic recovery through our client's data. As you would imagine, the health & profitability of our client companies is extremely important to us. 
 
As the recovery began we were shocked to see how quickly some of the multi-unit restaurants we serve bounced back. We reached out to a few of our clients to learn what they were doing to get back to normal so quickly. 
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Topics: Restaurant Performance, Performance, COVID-19 Restaurant Impact

Mirus Font Control, Report Option UI & Alert Enhancements

Posted by Leslie

At Mirus we empower our restaurant clients by giving them the ability to easily consolidate and analyze their data. Our development team is continually making enhancements to the features and functions of the Mirus platform to give our clients more control and increase the ease of use.  We're happy to announce new enhancements we are rolling out with our latest update involving the font control, report option UI & alert features.  Learn what new functionality is on the way. 

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Topics: Mirus Updates

Client Spotlight: Willie's Restaurants

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Willie’s Restaurants operates two original concepts. Willie's Grill & Icehouse is a casual dining traditional Texas Icehouse where guests can relax and enjoy great food and cold beer in a laid back atmosphere. They also operate Fajita Willie's Cafe & Cantina which specializes in Tex-Mex fare.

Willie's operates a total of 17 locations throughout San Antonio, Houston, and College Station. Each restaurant is unique and tailored to the fit the neighborhood it resides but garage doors and patios are always included for an indoor/outdoor dining experience.

As a Mirus client for over 4 years, we've been helping them manage their sales, actual labor, labor scheduling, speed of service, guest loyalty, and weather data. Not to mention a Point of Sale transition.

I had the chance to sit down with Willie's Financial Analyst, Rikky Salazar, to talk about how Mirus helps them manage labor and increase sales through employee contests.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Client Spotlight: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

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Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants is more  than just a restaurant, they're a lifestyle brand.  While centered around wine, their focus is on creating memorable moments that enrich lives. They currently have 35 locations in 8 states throughout the United States and over 400,000 Wine Club Members.

As a Mirus client for over 3 years we've been helping Cooper's Hawk manage those wine club members along with point of sale and labor scheduling information. 

I had the chance to sit down with Cooper's Hawk Solution Architect, Matt Reid, to talk about how Mirus helps them engage guest loyalty. 

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Client Spotlight: Dunn Brothers Coffee

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Client Spotlight: Dunn Brothers Coffee

Dunn Brothers Coffee stands out in a class of its own with great-tasting coffee that is carefully brewed from hand-selected, freshly roasted beans. The Minneapolis-based, award-winning coffee company has 80+ locations across the country, both company and franchisee owned.

As a Mirus client for over 4 years they've added a number of integrations into their data warehouse including: point of sale, food cost, inventory, guest loyalty, online ordering, and weather.

I had the chance to sit down with Dunn Brothers Reporting Systems Analyst, Deb Williams, to talk about how Mirus helps her consolidate and report trends in their data.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Client Spotlight: Nothing Cool About Microsoft Excel

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Client Spotlight: Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse has been named the coolest movie theater in the world. Their mission is to provide good food, good beer and good film all in the same place. They currently operate over 40 locations and have more scheduled to open.

As a Mirus client for over 6 years they've added a number of integrations into their data warehouse including : ticketing point of sale, food & beverage point of sale, scheduled labor, guest feedback and weather.

I had the chance to sit down with Alamo Drafthouse's Integrations Manager, Jake Lawson, to talk about how Mirus helps him manage data and reporting for both the movie and food & beverage sides of his company.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Resolve To Whip Your Restaurant Data Into Shape

Posted by Leslie

The start of a new year means many people are focusing on getting in better shape. You may even be offering some healthier choices on your menu to meet the consumer mindset. Why do so many people vow to eat better in the new year? No doubt losing weight gives you more energy and confidence. As a restaurant executive getting your restaurant data into better shape can have the same effects on your business. Learn why you should resolve to whip your data into shape and how to successfully do it.

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Topics: Restaurant Profit, Restaurant Operations, Restaurant Performance

Mirus 2018 Year In Review

Posted by Leslie

2018 was a busy year for Mirus. We welcomed new clients and worked with many of our existing customers on exciting new integration projects.

New Clients

  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Kind Hospitality (Multi-brand)
  • Ansara (Multi-brand)
  • Wild Bull Services
  • Ciccio's Restaurant Group

Development

The development team worked hard this year updating and streamlining our solutions. New features and functions allow for more personalization and improved workflows. We added chart drilling, enhanced dashboard performance, upgraded XLS processing and unveiled Dimension Maintenance 3.0.

We’re even testing out the possibilities of AI technology. Soon you'll be able to get restaurant performance information simply by asking smart devices like Amazon Alexa, "Hey Alexa, open Mirus."

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Topics: Mirus Updates

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