CABIN JOHN, Md., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A restaurant's first impression is its menu, priming customers to expect greatness or motivating them to seek greener pastures before setting foot inside. Online menu maker iMenuPro sees itself as a partner in the task of making the best possible first impression. The latest iteration of iMenuPro includes new features to help restaurateurs and small business owners create unique menus without investing enormous amounts of time and energy.
"Our mission is to be the LensCrafters of menus," remarked Scott Tyburksi, co-founder of SoftCafe LLC, the boutique development company behind iMenuPro. "The key selling point of iMenuPro is its ease of use. No technical or design skills are required to make the most of the toolkit. The drag-and-drop user interface is intuitive and updates on the fly as users make additions, deletions and changes. Daily or seasonal specials can be altered as needed – there's never the feeling of being 'locked in' to a menu because so much effort and time went into its creation."
iMenuPro is equally notable for its versatility. Users can upload their own logo or choose from more than 2,000 graphics, backgrounds and images. Text alignment is automatic; fussing with text boxes or image grids is never an issue. With a single click, users can switch out or rearrange elements and instantly see the effects. Likewise, users can easily highlight those high-dollar or specialty items that bolster the establishment's revenue and reputation. So many options mean that every menu looks completely original and expertly designed.
The hospitality industry has responded warmly to iMenuPro. "Our previous menus were terrible," lamented Jennifer Minkiewicz, owner of Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. "I had to [send] every menu item and change to the third-party person, [then] wait till he got around to making the changes. iMenuPro has made my life so much easier because I am doing the work once, and there is no waiting and checking and then waiting again! Once I make a change, all my menus and my website are updated with a click."
SoftCafe has built a reputation on being agile and responsive to customer feedback. Its product suite is continually updated to reflect the shifting needs and expectations of restaurateurs everywhere. From multinational franchises to corner eateries, SoftCafe technology is in use today by over 20,000 restaurants.
Among iMenuPro's latest additions is a live-sync feature, which pushes revisions instantly to desktop, mobile, and Facebook menu versions in a single click. The feature moves iMenuPro beyond restaurants and makes it a must have for any businesses that offer menus of services, including Spas, Salons - even cannabis dispensaries.
iMenuPro, and the original desktop version MenuPro, are products of SoftCafe, a small, non-corporate software company headquartered in sunny Maryland. The company's customer base is diverse and includes over 20,000 independent restaurants, bars, eateries, hotels, country clubs, resorts, spas, caterers and food service distributors. Many hospitality management schools also use SoftCafe software tools in their restaurant management courses and curriculum.
Scott Tyburksi, co-founder
7945 MacArthur Blvd. Box 91
Cabin John, MD 20818