Technology has changed a lot of industries. Twenty years ago, a restaurant just needed a guest check pad and a smile. Today, they’d be lost without their network and POS system.
If you stop by a Zorbaz on a hot summer’s day, you’ll be met with a fun crowd, a refreshing drink, and some “zpicy” eats. Zorbaz is a fixture in Minnesota Lakes Country. Stopping at one of their 11 locations for a cold beer and hot ‘za after a day on the water is like tradition up north. And as the restaurant industry has evolved and their business grew, they turned to our Eide Bailly team to help support their expanding footprint.
Having doubled in size over the past 10 years, the need to operate as one business grew increasingly important. Securing their network, supporting their IT needs, and synchronizing their reporting became a necessity to running their business efficiently.
“When I first started with Zorbaz back in 1998, computers, technology, networking wasn’t really something you needed in a restaurant. But now, technology has progressed so much and has become such a vital part of what we do in the restaurant industry. It’s like a lifeline for us.”
A Growing Need for IT Support & Strategy
Technology in the Restaurant Industry
“Eide Bailly really raises the level of your technology and what you can do in your business.”
Robb Swanson | Operating Partner, Zorbaz
From a total oversight of their technology strategy, to network security and infrastructure support, our Eide Bailly team helps Zorbaz focus on running their business instead of managing their IT overhead.
Our Technology Services
Our relationship and partnership with Zorbaz has grown and developed throughout the years. And so have the strategic services and solutions we’ve provided their business.
2012 – Today
- Updated their Windows Server environment to support modern business applications
- Migrated Windows Server infrastructure to Microsoft Azure, increasing availability and user access
- Moved away from a legacy email system to a modern Exchange environment through Office 365 implementation
- Secured their network and isolated the Point-of-Sale environment in accordance with PCI Security Standards
- Helped streamline their employee hiring and on-boarding process through the integration of SharePoint Online and DocuSign
- Provide regular, ongoing technology strategy planning
“One thing I’ve learned working with Eide Bailly is whether you know computers or you don’t, they are great to work with. They’re going to come in and they’re going to share the information with you. They’ll explain it in a way that you’re going to understand it. And they are going to look at your business and tailor the technology to fit your needs. They really raise the level of your technology and what you can do in your business.”