Touch tables are a transformative way of interacting with guests, patients, customers and students. The recent leap forward in technology however hasn’t translated into widespread rollout - yet. This is both a problem and an opportunity.
The restaurant innovation summit, hosted by Nations Restaurant News, was this past week. Thanks to the prodigious use of the #RISummit2016 hash tag everyone was able to follow along. What is clear is that #RestaurantTech, #FoodTech, #DiningTech and hospitality technology in general is alive and well and finally on the fore of many operator’s and restaurant owner's minds.
Using #BevTech to Significantly Increase Beverage Revenue
Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part blog post
As the year winds down, we find
ourselves winding up. With 2016 fast approaching we are going to put our two best and most exciting products front and center. We will be launching Plug In and Pour and relaunching Smartender for sale, so we figured this was as good a time as any to review the features.
Let’s start with our definition of #BevTech. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of technology is:
the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area
[Top 5] Reasons you should wait to upgrade your restaurant's computers
Upgrading your restaurant's computers is a big decision. As youll see below this decisions affects many unforseen areas of your operation - from POS systems throu
gh beverage technology.
Every restaurant, no matter how big or small, must understand the importance of backing up their most important data. This seems like a rather obvious statement, as we are all worried about losing our recipes, client data or and food pornj and documents. But it is apparent to us, as we see it every day, that backing up data is not thought of until disaster strikes ie a hard drive failure or desktop crash.
"Technology is moving hospitality forward by providing alternate means of consistency and speed to improve on the user experience." -h360
While the rest of the world tries to figure out how to turn on their cmoputers, hospitality is innovating at a blistering pace. Starbucks and Buffalo Wild Wings are two perfect examples.
New York City is host to a pilot program in which Starbucks will rolls out "express" units. Their first, a 538-sq-ft location is clearly designed to be completely streamlined for speed and efficiency. Starbucks employees are able to take orders on mobile devices. Welcome to 2015, where everything technology is being integrated into the largest franchises in the world. With 4 more express locations planned for this year, we are seeing the evolution of faster faster faster....soon enough we will be able to think about what we want and it will appear.