The National Restaurant Association reports that roughly half of all consumers would like restaurants to use technology to make ordering and payment easier and to offer more convenient takeout and delivery options. In addition to meeting customer expectations, staying on top of innovations creates efficiencies in your back-of-house and front-of-house operations, improves the guest experience, and helps manage food safety. All of which may add up to improved business results.
When looking at restaurant technology trends, however, it’s important to remember that “new” doesn’t always mean more effective, especially for you and your staff. You need to make informed decisions about what is the right technology for your specific situation.
For instance, do you need to manage inventory better? Address guest experience issues? Optimize your online ordering or delivery? Understanding restaurant technologies will help you invest the right amount of money for the maximum benefit. Whether it’s restaurant software or another piece of tech, you need the tools that improve your business results.
We’ve provided resources to give you an overview of some restaurant technology and software available to you, as well as what you should know about them.
Food Delivery Apps
Online ordering for takeout and delivery is on the rise. How can you tap into this mobile-fueled trend?
Point of Sale (POS) Systems
POS systems do more than calculate checks. Choosing the right one can make a world of difference.
You want to hear from your customers, but what are the most effective tools to help you to do that?
Scheduling software can manage the intricacies for you so you can spend more time on hospitality.
Digital Menu Board Software
You know that the world is going digital and that menus are no exception, but is it right for your restaurant?
Inventory Tracking Software
Managing inventory is complex. Can a digital tool help you reduce losses and save time?
Self-ordering kiosks offer convenience, flexibility, and can drive sales.
Facial Recognition Payment
Facial recognition has become more common, and now it can be used to pay in restaurants. Can you use it to improve efficiency?
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