Introducing Walker’s Doughnuts

Walker's Doughnuts

Have you ever thought “I wish I had bought into that franchise when they started up”? I’m sure every up and coming entrepreneur has made the mistake of looking but not jumping in. Well here is one more chance to get in on the ground floor with Walkers Doughnuts. This business has the hallmarks of one headed for success, in their own words “Food fads come and go, but Walker’s is eternal. The classic combination of our own exceptional hand-cut Doughnuts made fresh daily, our delicious classic heritage USA Hot dogs and unique barista-developed Walker’s eight bean blend makes it an unbeatable combination for a takeaway destination”
So for a great new business visit them on their website to apply, if you simply want some great coffee and doughnuts then get yourself along to their store at 2/26 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne and enjoy.

Welcome to Howler Brewing Company


Howler Brewing Company has recently finished upgrading the old brewery at Lang Lang in Victoria and are now open to welcome guests to sample their beautifully crafted Boutique Beers and sample some of the best food in the area.
They have chosen the Riva Table Service POS System as their solution for ensuring that all of your orders are prepared so that you can simply sit back, relax, enjoy a pot of brilliant beer (try the Pale Ale, it’s spectacular) and feast on the wonderful selection of food prepared by their talented chefs. The team at Riva wishes them every success in this new venture and, of course, our support team will be there to assist them with our extensive service.
Location: 47 Westernport Rd, Lang Lang VIC

Revamp Your Restaurant with ALSCO

Alsco restaurant service
Opening a new Restaurant or Looking to renovate or just feel your business is not doing as well as it should?
A lot of restaurants these days are struggling or are getting a bit dated but how do you approach freshening up, restructuring or even moving your business? Alsco have probably got the answers you are looking for. They have prepared a list of 126 tips for you to better manage your restaurant covering everything from selecting the location of your restaurant (sorry too late for some) to the lighting, restaurant layout, kitchen flow and even best colour schemes. You can read the list on the Alsco website where you will find something for everyone.
Ps: go to their Green Room where you will find a fantastic range of articles on many aspects of our industry.

Riva Welcomes Yama Yama

Yama Yama

Our Melbourne onsite technician, Kelvin, recently installed Riva Restaurant POS System at an exciting brand new Japanese restaurant called Yama Yama in Rowville, VIC. Opened its door for the first time last week, Yama Yama offers modern Japanese cuisine which is full of flavour and made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Yama Yama is also fully licensed with Japanese sake, beers, Yuzu and cocktails, all in an amazing setting. They are open for lunch everyday from 11am to 4pm and dinner hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm till late. Check out their website for menus.
Location: Shop 16A, 1100 Wellington Rd, Rowville, VIC

Introducing Masters of Burgerology

Masters of Burgerology

Introducing one of Riva’s most recent Melbourne venues, Masters of Burgerology! This exciting brand new burger joint is conveniently located on 800 Swanston St, Carlton which is directly across from University of Melbourne. At Master of Burgerology, their mission is to provide an exceptional casual dining experience for their customers and they do this by focusing on three main objectives:
  • Only using Quality Products in our menu items,
  • Setting a new level in Premium Customer Service,
  • and most importantly focusing on what our Customers want.
Considering their location, we’re sure this venue will be a new hotspot for university students to grab a quick tasty bite as well as a place to hang out and do some studies while enjoying their deliciously juicy burgers! Oh and did we mention that they also offer FREE Wifi? ​Masters of Burgerology is now officially open so make sure to pop in for a visit and a tasty burger!
Point of Sale System installed at Masters of Burgerology is Riva Café (Quick Service) POS System which is a multi-functional POS system that gives café operators all the tools they need to boost sales and speed service.
Address: Shop 3, 800 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC

Riva POS System at Cape Horn Vineyard & Riverside Bar

Cape Horn Vineyard and Riverside Bar

Riva will be installing our POS System at Cape Horn Vineyard & Riverside Bar – a beautiful family run vineyard situated on the banks of the Murray River between Echuca and Barmah, VIC. Cape Horn was a popular picnic spot for day trippers from Echuca since the 1900’s. The vineyard was re-established in 1994 by previous owners, the Harrison family and now owned by the Gilmour and Buckley families. CapeHorn Vineyard specialises in producing award winning warm climate varietals such as Marsanne and Durif and a selection of other varietals and styles.
 If you are in the region make sure to stop by Cape Horn Vineyard and treat yourself with some delicious wood fired pizza and a glass or two of their exceptional wine.  Their cellar door is open 7 days for wine tastings and their wood fired pizzas are available on weekends and during school holidays.  They also cater for weddings and special events and there are also accommodations available if you plan to stay longer.  The newly constructed 2 story 5 bedroom Vineyard Villa features breathtaking Murray River and Vineyard vistas from every window.
Location: 486 Stewarts Bridge Rd, Echuca Village VIC

Twenty46 – Coffs Harbour’s Newest Café


Riva venue, Twenty46 is Coffs Harbour’s newest café, located on the beautiful jetty strip. When looking for a bite to eat on the Coffs Harbour jetty strip, wander into Twenty46 on Harbour Drive for a gourmet style breakfast and lunch.
New to the café circuit, a wooden accented interior creates a cool, costal vibe for easy, relaxed dining, or choose to eat outside and watch the world pass by. Early risers may be tempted by the Avocado Crostini- toasted sourdough topped with avocado, baby spinach, grilled tomato, goat cheese, drizzled with house-made paprika aioli, served with an Adore Estate Specialty Grade Coffee. Those dining later can wrap their hands around a Cape Byron steak sandwich on lightly toasted sourdough, house plum jam, 100g Cape Byron Sirloin, caramelised red onion, snow pea tendril, finished with aioli and served with hand cut chips. While for lighter eaters, the sticky pork and mango salad is a tempting option.
Additionally, the tapas menu features light options or the choice to share. Choose from panko crumbed squid with nam jim dipping sauce, smoked salmon tartlets, apple infused crispy skinned pork belly and sticky barbeque plum lamb ribs.
Point of Sale System (POS) installed at Twenty46 is Riva Restaurant POS System which is a multi-functional POS system that gives restaurant operators all the tools they need to boost sales and speed service.
Pop into Twenty46 on Harbour drive for your fix of gourmet style café meals, specialty grade coffee, and warm, personal service.
Address: 394 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone:  (02) 5615 8227

Mick’s Restaurant & Bar Opening This Wednesday!

Mick's Restaurant & Bar

Our Melbourne technician, Jarrod, has recently installed Riva Restaurant POS System at an exciting new venue, Mick’s Restaurant & Bar. This brand new restaurant is conveniently located on Fletcher road just across the street from Chirnside Park Shopping Centre. Mick Restaurant & Bar is a family owned restaurant that offers relaxing and welcoming environment, friendly service and delicious lunch and dinner. The restaurant will open for the first time on Wednesday 17th MAY. Opening hours are as follows:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Friday-Sunday: 10am – till late
Mick has just posted the menu on the restaurant’s Facebook page yesterday so make sure to check it out. All at Riva wish the team at Mick’s Restaurant & Bar the best of luck and hope you have a busy but smooth opening day!
Location: 1/25 Fletcher Road Chirnside Park, Victoria, VIC 3116

Promote Your Mother’s Day Specials with Riva

Mothers Day Promos Specials

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and a lot of our clients set up special Lunch or Dinner services for Mother’s Day. At Riva Hospitality Solutions if you want to let us know what you are promoting we will include you in our postings on our BLOG and on our Facebook Page and will happily provide both contact details and links back to your establishment. Just email us at and in the subject mark it “Mother’s Day Promo”. Don’t forget to include your site details, contact details and of course the offer you want us to feature. You can even attach a picture or 2 if that can help promote your business. Hope to hear from you soon!

Follow the Leaders

NCR Corporation

Riva Hospitality Solutions has for a long time been providing leading edge technology to help our clients do what they do best, you run the restaurant creating great customer experiences and Riva will partner with you in offering technology solutions that enhance your ability to deliver that experience.
An article from Ray Gibson of NCR in the USA gives you an idea of where the fast food market is already heading and where Family Restaurant service is likely to head in the future. The article is titled “Every restaurant serves food; great restaurants create experiences” we recommend you click that heading and have a read.
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