GoTab Introduces the Pocket POS to Streamline Tableside Service and Enhance Operations

ARLINGTON, Va. – September 13, 2023 – GoTab, a leading hospitality commerce platform, today announced the launch of its Pocket Point-of-Sale (POS), an all-in-one, pocket-sized ordering and payment device designed for busy servers on the go.

Ideal for fast-paced environments offering table service, GoTab’s Pocket POS is strikingly compact and easy-to-use, enabling team members to take orders, manage tabs, process payments, and communicate with the front- and back-of-house from anywhere in real-time, all from one sleek device the size of an average mobile phone. With a larger screen, longer battery life and smaller build than virtually any other mobile POS on the market, GoTab’s Pocket POS maximizes utility and embraces on-demand service for a guest-centric experience, no wait time or clunky hardware required. In addition, when it’s time to process payments, the product transforms into a customer-facing digital check presenter, allowing guests to view, split, add a tip and pay their tab, with the option to leave feedback and receive an order confirmation directly to their mobile device.

“Restaurants shouldn’t have to choose between staying busy or delivering a great guest experience. With our Pocket POS, we’re unlocking significant operational efficiencies, enabling servers to communicate with the front- and back-of-house from anywhere and equipping them with the tools needed to manage tabs tableside and meet guests where they are for a personalized, seamless dining experience. It’s the easiest solution for servers navigating a fast-paced dinner rush while driving unmatched hospitality.”

Tim McLaughlin, Co-Founder & CEO at GoTab

The Pocket POS embraces every feature of GoTab’s popular stationary POS, including unique capabilities such as shared tab control, smart kitchen management and advanced administrative features that allow staff to manage inventory, menus, shifts and more, all on-the-go. Leveraging the Pocket POS, operators are empowered to mitigate errors, reduce costs, grow revenue and enable a frictionless guest and team member experience. 

 “The Pocket POS was created to help restaurant staff while enhancing and simplifying every guest interaction and is especially convenient when it comes to large parties, which are traditionally great from a revenue perspective but logistically tough on servers. Its ability to effortlessly split, move and merge guest’s tabs on the fly saves team members time and energy, which is vital in a fast-paced restaurant environment. Complete with all of the solutions found in our traditional POS, this is one of our most versatile products yet, and its pocket-size just can’t be beat.”

Tim McLaughlin, Co-Founder & CEO at GoTab

The launch of GoTab’s Pocket POS comes on the heels of the company’s recently announced capital raise, closing on an $18 million Series A funding round that will help scale its digital ordering and payment solutions for the hospitality industry, such as the Pocket POS.

To learn more about GoTab and its Pocket POS, please visit or stop by Booth #265 at FSTEC on September 13-15 for a live demonstration.

About GoTab, Inc.

GoTab, Inc., a Hospitality Commerce Platform, is helping all sizes of restaurants, breweries, bars, food halls, hotels, resorts, and other venues run lean, profitable operations while making guests even more satisfied. The platform includes a sophisticated point-of-sale (POS) or can optionally integrate with other popular POS and property management (PMS) systems. GoTab allows patrons to order and pay via staff on the POS, on a kiosk, or using their own mobile devices, according to guest preference and venue operating model(s). Tightly integrated kitchen displays (KDS) and bidirectional messaging are then used for highly optimized operations and delivery. Guests never need to download a mobile app or use a password. In addition to typical on- and off-premises sales, GoTab enables eCommerce, memberships, subscriptions, and deeply integrates with event, reservation, and ticketing systems. Founded in 2016, GoTab processes over $500M in gross merchandise value (GMV) annually with operations across 39 U.S. states, Canada and growing and is PCI DSS Level 1. For more information, consult our media kit, request a demo or learn more at


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The Situation

Especially over the last few years, the Limelight Hotels IT team had witnessed a significant shift to contactless technology in the hospitality industry. After evaluating friction points in the guest journey, aligning with modern technology platforms in their restaurant was determined to be an effective way to offer elevated contactless dining experiences to their guests while also evolving their technology platforms to continue to support long-term company goals. Limelight Hotel partnered with GoTab to provide an enhanced on-demand dining experience on par with the brand’s reputation for exceptional guest service.

The Solution

Reducing Staff Touch Points Without Sacrificing Guest Experience

Guests are now able to begin a tab from their room or the property’s restaurant by scanning a QR code, texting a link to friends or family members on the ski slope to add in their orders, then meeting up together at the patio or lodge to enjoy their meal and après ski festivities without interruption. By streamlining tasks like inputting orders and processing payments, this eliminates friction for hotel staff and allows them to focus on delivering renowned guest service for a memorable experience. Since partnering with GoTab, Limelight Snowmass has consistently seen higher check averages and sales.

“We found the Point of Sale platforms we were looking at offered the guest and staff limited opportunities to further reduce touch points or improve the traditional restaurant experience. The GoTab platform enabled the guest to take an active role over the flow of their experience while simultaneously reducing touch points and further streamlining restaurant operations.”Nick Giglio, Manager of Hotel IT Operations, The Little Nell Hotel Group

According to the Limelight Hotels team, some of the other platforms that were evaluated were either missing some of the pieces they were looking for, had weak customer support models, or had little willingness to develop integrations to existing hotel platforms already in place. To that end, GoTab integrated with cloud-based platform, Infor. Together, GoTab and Infor are providing dynamic solutions to support central, efficient service across hotel amenities and deliver exceptional guest experiences.

“Previously, guests would call down to the restaurant to begin an order from their room or while they were out enjoying the ski slopes. Using GoTab, guests can now place orders from anywhere on the resort, giving them the on-demand service they want without interrupting their day. GoTab empowers us to give control to the guest, reducing touch points and streamlining overall restaurant operations, making Limelight Hotel the resort of choice for Snowmass.”Nick Giglio, Manager of Hotel IT Operations, The Little Nell Hotel Group

Since introducing GoTab, The Limelight Hotel has seen a consistent level of upsells and items sold per check resulting in additional revenue capture. They have been able to maintain service levels in their restaurants during periods when there was reduced staffing available without significantly diminishing the guest experience.

The Benefits

Eliminate Phone Orders – Take Orders from the Slopes. Guests can start a tab from their room or on the mountain without interrupting the flow of their day.

Future-Proofed Technologies – Delivering elevated contactless ordering via integration with the Infor hotel management platform.

Eliminating Friction in the Guest Journey – Maintaining service levels during periods of reduced staff without diminishing the guest experience.

  • Eliminating Friction in the Guest Journey – Maintaining service levels during periods of reduced staff without diminishing the guest experience.
  • Eliminating Friction in the Guest Journey – Maintaining service levels during periods of reduced staff without diminishing the guest experience.
  • Eliminating Friction in the Guest Journey – Maintaining service levels during periods of reduced staff without diminishing the guest experience.
  • Eliminating Friction in the Guest Journey – Maintaining service levels during periods of reduced staff without diminishing the guest experience.

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