New technologies in the catering industry landscape.

There are a number of fascinating technical trends on the market for restaurants. If you are forward-thinking restaurant and want to stay at the top of the innovation game, here are the important technologies to watch out for.


Pay with your face


When consumers pay for something, the debit card or cash comes out of the wallet. Though new online solutions, consumers no longer have to bring their wallet with them. Since the face is all that is needed to pay a bill. Paying with facial recognition has been intended for use in both fast-food restaurants and restaurants with fast service. facial recognition has been created to minimalise waiting time and to improve customer service.


Self-service through and through Optimisation of queues through self service


In 2019, at McDonald’s, you can already order your food, at an ordering kiosk (a touchscreen monitor on which the order is placed and paid for. It will no longer be normal to be greeted personally, but by a machine or a screen instead. On a touchscreen monitor or via a QR code on the table, the customer can zero in on the desired order. The kitchen staff see the order on the kitchen monitor and can get on with the order. The only necessary effort will be that of the customer. With the POS-technology coming on the market, employees can receive orders from customers ordering at an ordering kiosk or table. Though the ordering kiosks, the queue is split and no more long tedious queues will develop. If customers, via a table QR code, can order themselves no more queues will ever develop. What’s more, customers ordering themselves often spend more. Furthermore, customers themselves click on an order, meaning that there will be no more errors made in communication.


Online ordering


Online ordering is no longer a need but a necessity, online ordering is an essential aid for restaurants wanting to go with the times. Receiving online orders is also possible by displaying your restaurant on third-party platforms, such as Thuisbezorgd, Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eats. It is a convenient solution for finding new customers and the system has already been proven. However, a certain commission does have to be paid to the platforms for each order. When you receive orders via your own website, you do not have to pay any commission on these, saving you money. Order-Catch has been set up for complex challenges and understands that your restaurant must always remain online. The support team is only too willing to assist you with queries regarding your own website or a link to a platform. The support team is available each day at ( Support 020 – 49 40 444 )


Delivering with drones


This year, drone-development company Flytrex, a 6 year old Israeli technology startup, and drone-service company Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc. received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commence meal delivery via drone in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Since the companies have created a solution for drones crashing due to a defect or problem, the companies have received a permit for flying drones in a populated area. As a result, the era of drones delivering meals seems to have begun.


Augmented Reality and Virtual reality!


You have probably seen a hologram of artists such as Andre Hazes, Michael Jackson or even Tupac. These artists are no longer in a position to perform, but this has nevertheless taken place in the last few years.

How? Virtual Reality (VR). Because Virtual Reality ensures that what usually can only be seen virtually can also be seen in the existing world. Virtual reality therefore ensures that virtual objects or people can also be visible in the existing world. This means that it is possible for a virtual image of Michael Jackson, for example, to give a live performance.


Augmented Reality (AR)


Of course you are familiar with the glasses in which you can attach your telephone, helping you to experience a rollercoaster ride in your living room, or would you rather see a tiger in your living room instead? All this is possible with augmented reality. Augmented reality (AR) is actually the opposite of virtual reality; with augmented reality you exchange your own sight for that of a virtual world in which everything is possible. If you use augmented reality, then you see a virtual world in which the impossible seems possible.


Applying AR and VR in the catering industry.


Imagine that your customers can actually see for themselves any pizza available for order, at home on the dinner table. Causing the customers’ mouths to water upon seeing the images. You can therefore strongly convince potential customers that your food is the tastiest or show your loyal customers what other tasty food you can deliver.



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