The World of Hybrid Restaurants

Over the past few years, restaurants from all over the world have been incorporating different types of technology and new changes. Since COVID-19, restaurants have joined in the trend of contactless payments, contactless ordering systems, ghost kitchens, and now hybrid restaurants. What is a hybrid restaurant? A hybrid restaurant is a mixed-format restaurant and hasContinue reading “The World of Hybrid Restaurants”

Cryptocurrency in the Restaurant Industry

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptography to secure transactions and prevent counterfeiting and fraud. How does it work? According to Alison Conner of Edible Tampa Bay, “Crypto comes with a built-in ledger system, a database called the blockchain, which stores a record of every currency transaction ever made. Records on the blockchain are accessibleContinue reading “Cryptocurrency in the Restaurant Industry”

The Benefits of Food Lockers for Your Restaurant

History of Automats Food lockers, also known as Automats, were created in the late 19th century in Berlin but didn’t grow in its popularity until the 20th century for restaurants and fast food.1 Even so, the popularity since then has died down, but it’s slowly making a comeback. In the early 20th century, Automats wereContinue reading “The Benefits of Food Lockers for Your Restaurant”

Trending Restaurant Technology of 2022

The restaurant industry has been slowly adopting new innovative technology and digital solutions as of recent. Since 2020, this has led to an increase of new technology systems for restaurants and helped them adapt to a new digital reality. Technology and digital systems have helped many restaurants over the years, especially during 2020 and 2021.Continue reading “Trending Restaurant Technology of 2022”

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”

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”

Robotics in the Food Industry

Artificial intelligence robots are taking over the food industry and the world. Artificial intelligence robots are designed to do a variety of different tasks such as integrating data information, analyzing data, and decision-making.1 These robots make decisions using real-time data using sensors, digital data, and stored information from a variety of sources.2 As artificial intelligenceContinue reading “Robotics in the Food Industry”

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”

5 Steps to do Social Media Right

Using Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to grow your restaurant business By Bora Kang With more than 79% of the US population now using Facebook, Instagram or Twitter 1 and users projected to increase to 257 million by 2023, restaurants can no longer afford not to invest in their social media presence. Millions of users utilizeContinue reading “5 Steps to do Social Media Right”

Our Most Anticipated 2020 Food Trends List

2019 has been fun. We saw the rise of veggie entrees, oat milk, boba tea and new allergy-free foods (1). We saw the growth of veganism, and the amount of sensation the Impossible Burger has generated around plant-based eating. But what comes afterwards? What new food trend would the new year bring?  We’re pitching ourContinue reading “Our Most Anticipated 2020 Food Trends List”

Restaurants That Go Cashless: Pros and Cons

For many of us, it’s hard to remember the last time we paid for a meal using cash. We are slowly but surely moving towards a cashless society. This is evident in the way we make routine dining purchases. Research by TSYS reveals that 40% of Americans pay with credit cards, 35% with debit cards,Continue reading “Restaurants That Go Cashless: Pros and Cons”

2019 Restaurant Trend Report

Each new year brings new trends. In the Food Service industry, 2019 is bringing in its own wave of fresh trends! The desire for convenience and the popularity of fast-casual dining remains important to diners in this new year. Time is an asset that everyone values, making it a major factor in consumer dining. ToContinue reading “2019 Restaurant Trend Report”

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