About Appetize

Appetize is a modern cloud-based Point of Sale, inventory and analytics platform transforming how enterprises manage and process guest transactions. Appetize is trusted by some of the largest and highest volume businesses in the world, including sports and entertainment properties, education campuses, theme parks, travel and leisure sites, and national chain brands. 

Appetize’s enterprise POS software is designed for modern businesses generating more revenue, cutting costs, and streamlining operations. Appetize Activate is a cloud-based POS software that can be constructed to match your existing workflow. Easy-to-use Retail, Quick Service and Table Service solutions enable staff to conduct fast, accurate transactions even during connectivity outage...


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5 Reviews of Appetize

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.60 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

3.5

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3 stars

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September 2020

Gloria from PoSU

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Great upgrade!

Pros

User friendly. User can self adjust menu items on their screen to their own preference and/or ease.

Cons

Set-up: Printer cable is hard to attach/detach. Software can be slow upon installation.

September 2020

Gilles from POS Upgrades Inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2020

#1 Concession and QSR choice

Great company to partner with - will work on integrating and partnering much easier than Oracle or NCR.

Pros

Ease of installation, design, and ease of use.

Cons

Does not adapt well in a table-service setting.

Reasons for Choosing Appetize

Appetize is the #1 product when table-service is not required. Their support is also far superior to Oracle or NCR.

August 2019

Be from Aramark

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

August 2019

Don't buy this product

This is causing problems, not solving them. This system has turned a fun job into a nightmare of stress and has cost several of us money. These guys seriously have no idea how much suffering they have caused us. we used to enjoy this job and now we dread coming to work. We have had servers crying with frustration. IT'S NOT ABOUT ADJUSTING TO A NEW SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS THE PROBLEM. We have a 7 year veteran employee and others who are seriously considering quitting over this POS. I know a lot of people in the biz, and I will actively make sure no one I know gets appetize. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

Pros

Nothing. Literally nothing. Nothing. Nothing.

Cons

Instead of making my job easier, the system is an encumbrance, making my job harder, slowing me down, which costs me money. it lacks the speed and functionality of our previous system, versitouch, that ran on windows 97. Whoever designed it, has ckearly never worked in this industry. Despite their claims, there is no way to do basic restaurant functions like splitting checks, transferring checks or putting a limited amount on a food item so the servers don't over sell beyond what you have in supply. What I could do with one step on our previous system now requires 3 steps and two different drop down menus- and that's just to open the cash drawer! The screens freeze too often, and there are a LOT of glitches, like one where if the date is wrong it won't print checks sent to kitchen or bar so servers were writing hand written tickets like it was 1985. We have been calling support constantly, but have had little in the way of results and many of the issues are faults of the system design itself and so can't really be "fixed" unless they redesign the software.

Response from Appetize

Replied August 2019

Hi Be, I believe one of our Client Success Managers has already reached out to you, but if you have yet to hear from us, please email me directly at marketing@appetizeapp.com

September 2020

Doug from American Airlines Center

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Sports

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Peace of mind with Appetize

Stable environment and just works. Easy to implement and train staff that are constantly turning over. Less headaches than pervious POS solutions, I don't even know the Appetize support phone number because I really haven't had to use it!

Pros

Ease of use Simple to use, training part time staff Faster transaction times Great hardware solutions Solves all my problems!

Cons

I couldn't move to this product sooner!

Reasons for Choosing Appetize

Hardware flexibility, Admin portal, ease of use

September 2020

Casey from POS Upgrades

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2020

Recommend for quick service restaurants

Appetize is a fun company to work for. The software is generally easy to use. I’ve never ran into an issue that didn’t have a reasonable/temporary work around. It seems that with every new version that is released a problem is solved but a new problem is created. From what I can tell they have a team that isn’t always on the same page but they care about their clients and creating a positive experience for the fans/customers. I personally have been treated well and can say I’ve enjoyed my overall experience with Appetize.

Pros

User experience is smooth. Generally easy to set up. GUI is aesthetically pleasing. Deploys and scales well.

Cons

There are issues with third party interfaces (gift cards, loaded value, student dining, etc). Restaurant/table service mode is sub standard mostly due to lack of check sync. I’ve heard from numerous Appetize associates that the reporting cannot be trusted. There are numerous issues with the KDS not limited to the device’s network card dropping its IP address when the printer runs out of paper.