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Tech-enabled practices in food service

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Prateek Chaudhary
Prateek Chaudhary
Prateek Chaudhary is a managing partner at Delhi's Diablo Club, Dragonfly Experience, and One8 Commune

How restaurants are using technology for improving efficiency and offering greater convenience

The restaurant industry has benefited significantly from technology. The pairing makes sense. Restaurants aim to provide consumers with a flawless, useful, and enjoyable experience. Technology offers a way to improve customer experience and optimize business processes, achieving the goals of the restaurant.

Prateek Chaudhary, DrafonflyHere are a few technology-enabled practices that food companies adopted to improve their operations and provide consumers with a better overall experience.

Ghost restaurants and cloud kitchens

The idea has been introduced to the quick-service restaurant industry through rapid technical improvements and consumer behaviour. Today, people prefer to eat while travelling. This has resulted in several eateries embracing a novel business strategy called ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or cloud kitchens. Compared to conventional eateries, this offers some benefits. Additionally, it enables restaurants to prosper even in trying circumstances.

Mobile and online ordering

There have been great strides in how orders are placed, paid for, delivered, and picked up, even though the technology for ordering meals online is not new. Customers now have the freedom and flexibility to order almost whenever they want, from almost anywhere. They can also track the entire stages from ordering till the food is delivered. This saves them time and money for making the trip to pick up food and offers great convenience. Customers need not remember the details of their last order, they can simply reorder from their past choices using technology.

Tech-enabled back-end

The kitchen is the focal point of a restaurant. This necessitates having reliable back-end operations. Technology has made it simpler now to monitor the amount of time it takes to prepare a meal, the inventory, the menu, the generation of kitchen waste, cleaning, and hygiene.

Digital payments

Customers now have a variety of ways to pay for their food: a phone app, an online store, or a QR code to pay. These options are becoming more and more popular throughout the globe as a result of the elimination of a second point of contact and the streamlining and acceleration of the purchasing process.

Digital communication

If your clients can’t see you, you won’t be able to sell anything. Herein lies the value of regularly communicating with customers and promoting a brand and making them aware of promotions. There are a variety of digital tools such as apps, notifications and social media that are helping food service businesses to stay connected. Although offline marketing strategies are effective, they can be more expensive than online ones. Platforms on the internet are more affordable and reach a larger audience.


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