The Controversy of Third-Party Food Delivery Services

The demand for food delivery services increased when COVID-19 emerged. These third-party delivery services provide independent delivery personnel to deliver food to customers through their apps with a delivery fee and tip for the delivery driver. Most restaurants benefitted from these third-party food delivery services, but other restaurants did not have the same success rate.Continue reading “The Controversy of Third-Party Food Delivery Services”

Metaverse: What it means for restaurants

Metaverse is the next evolution of social media, virtual reality, and the virtual world. Facebook has now been rebranded to the name, “Meta,” and is creating a virtual world through the metaverse. Meta’s (Facebook) founder, Mark Zuckerberg intends for metaverse to be a 3D, virtual space in which people can socialize, learn, and collab withContinue reading “Metaverse: What it means for restaurants”

The Next Era of Social Media Marketing for Restaurants

Social media continues to be one of the best marketing channels of the century. Social media is an essential component of many brands’ marketing strategies. 90% of marketers say that social media marketing has increased their business exposure.1 However, as technology continues to change rapidly, so do social media and digital marketing. Tactics that areContinue reading “The Next Era of Social Media Marketing for Restaurants”

QR Codes and Digital Menus are Transforming the Restaurant Business

Once the lockdown restrictions were lifted, many people were still concerned about their health and safety when dining at restaurants. This concern caused many restaurants to move towards the widespread use of QR codes and digital menus. Having said that, experts say that this kind of technology will probably still around long after the pandemicContinue reading “QR Codes and Digital Menus are Transforming the Restaurant Business”

Holiday Beverage Trends:
Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Alcohol To-Go

This holiday season, entering into 2022, there may be more people staying home by themselves and not travel as much to visit their families. This means that more people are looking for ways to make their holidays easier. If spending it by themselves or with a small group of people, they may be looking forContinue reading “Holiday Beverage Trends:
Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Alcohol To-Go”

Winter Food and Beverage Trends 2021

Although it’s only October, people everywhere are preparing for the winter, more specifically, Christmas. The winter months can be somewhat unbearable depending on where you live, but there’s no doubt that winter foods and festivities brings a positive feeling to almost everyone. Without a doubt, more people will find themselves eating a lot more thanContinue reading “Winter Food and Beverage Trends 2021”

Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry

Since the start of the pandemic, safety measures such as social distancing, lockdowns and mask-wearing have completely changed our understanding of how consumers spend on food. We saw customers stockpiling on groceries and supplies in homes instead of going out to eat, raising retail sales by 29 percent over the previous year (1). Meanwhile, salesContinue reading “Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry”

The Second Draw PPP Loan: The Latest News and Next Steps for Restaurants and Small Businesses

Restaurants and Small Businesses may now apply for a second PPP Loan beginning January 13, 2021, thanks to the latest COVID-19 pandemic relief bill approved in late December which authorizes up to $284.5 billion for eligible businesses. With these additional loans, qualifying restaurants and small businesses can fund payroll costs (including benefits), and pay forContinue reading “The Second Draw PPP Loan: The Latest News and Next Steps for Restaurants and Small Businesses”

Five Ways AI Cameras Will Help Your restaurant in 2021

In our last restaurant technology blog, we discussed COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the growth and development of AI voice technology and how it was quickly modernizing the drive-thru operations as we know it (1). The very same technology has been working on cameras, too. AI tech now enables cameras to perform designated tasks, recognize faces,Continue reading “Five Ways AI Cameras Will Help Your restaurant in 2021”

Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021

2020 has been quite a learning experience. From social distancing to customers wearing face masks, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced us to new vocabulary and concepts never heard of in the restaurant industry: businesses had to sell grocery items and toilet paper during the quarantine, specialty menu items had to go due to supply chainContinue reading “Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021”

The Future of Restaurant Technology

The AI and tech that will take over the restaurant industry. We previously discussed social distancing and contact-free technology that offered safety solutions during the pandemic. But there’s much more that tech has to offer, especially when it comes to AI being integrated into guest order systems, training, and restaurant operations. Here are some standoutContinue reading “The Future of Restaurant Technology”

Upcoming Restaurant Tech Trends of the Post-COVID-19 World

The restaurant industry had to adapt to changes in consumer behavior during the COVID19 pandemic, testing out operational innovations and relying on technological solutions that allowed for social distancing and ensuring sanitation (1, 2). But even after the pandemic, sanitation and safety concerns are expected to remain, and the restaurant business model may have toContinue reading “Upcoming Restaurant Tech Trends of the Post-COVID-19 World”

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