Located in Fairmont, MN, Graffiti Corner is a frozen treat and full service coffee lounge, complete with coffee drive-thru for that cup on the run. With 18 different frozen yogurt flavors, plus an extensive selection of 65 toppings, the venue selected the Brecknell 6720U as a simple yet effective way to charge by weight without slowing down the check-out process.
John Kasper, who owns and operates the business with his wife Patti, explains, “One of the products we sell is froyo (frozen yogurt). People come in and ‘build their own’ treat, starting with the frozen yogurt and then adding toppings. Once they have filled their cups, they bring the cup to the counter, weigh, pay and enjoy their delicious treat!”
Needless to say, for a business that relies on selling servings by the ounce, accurate weighing is extremely important. The Brecknell 6720U is a point-of-sale interface scale for linking to electronic cash registers or POS systems, making it an ideal choice for fast-paced retail environments. In the case of Graffiti Corner, this certified food-safe scale interfaces with Revel iPad POS software, speeding up transactions and avoiding any costly mistakes.
For John and Patti, both Fairmont born and raised, Graffiti Corner is more than their livelihood. The nod to local history is clear in the business name, which refers to the old lumberyard shed that served as a graffiti canvas for more than 50 years. Although the shed was knocked down to make way for the coffeehouse, John and Patti have made a feature of sections of weathered wood taken from the site. One 40 year-old panel bears the initials JK and PJ – John’s initials and those of his then girlfriend and now wife, Patti Johnson.
John explains, “Community is extremely important to us and we hope that comes across as soon as people step through the door. However, as a business we also need to be sure that we are running as efficiently as possible. We chose this brand and model because it was part of an integrated POS system -something hard to find when it comes to the frozen yogurt side of our business. The Revel system allows the scale to sync with our POS software and calculate the price without us having to manually input the weight.”
“The scale and linked POS has been extremely reliable and accurate. It streamlines our check-out process, which saves us valuable time and improves the customer experience. We are very pleased with it.”
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