Restaurant Reservations, Delivery, Analytics, Loyalty, Payments, Will Be Top Focuses in Food Tech
Deliveroo, a London-based maker of an app for ordering take-out food, plans to hire 300 more technology workers as it seeks to take on rivals in an increasingly competitive sector. The majority of the new jobs will be in high-skill roles, such as software engineering, according to a company statement Wednesday. The hires will significantly expand Deliveroo’s presence in London.
Highly funded Airbnb in making an investment of its own, and is leading a $13 million round in Resy, an app for restaurant reservations to help people find and book incredible restaurants which essentially is a key part to move beyond just accommodation to focus on the whole trip.
From food waste cafés to innovative apps, waste-battling businesses are gaining traction everywhere. And so now is the time to start your own – as waste-battling enterprises are popping up around the globe, committed to making use of unwanted food in their own unique ways, be it via surplus-serving restaurants, the re-purposing of ‘imperfect’ produce, or apps that locate and sell leftovers.
There’s no shortage of food delivery startups out there, but Goldbely wants to tap into something more than nourishment: nostalgia. The 4-year-old startup ships dishes from some of the best-known restaurants in the nation and the food arrives chilled in just a couple of days, ready pop in the oven or eat straight out of the box.
A consortium of 15 best in breed restaurant industry technology companies released The 2017 Restaurant Stack, a deeply researched compilation of the best tech solutions available for food and beverage professionals this year. The 2017 “Stack” focuses especially on technologies and strategies that are easy-to-use, affordable, and turn-key solutions to serious productivity and profitability challenges. Companies selected for inclusion in this year’s Stack include: BlueCart, Reserve, TouchBistro, Kabbage, Upserve, Mazars, Food Shift, FoodLogiq, Streetsense, Social Tables, Nom, Wagepoint, RizePoint, When I Work, and Industry.Co.
Analytics, loyalty and payment will be top focuses for restaurant technology in 2017, according to a group of restaurant and technology leaders that gathered at Hospitality Technology’s 2016 Restaurant Executive Summit. During an interactive workshop titled, “Customer Engagement Strategies of Today and Tomorrow to Grow Market Share & Drive Loyalty,” attendees had the opportunity to share struggles, solutions and potential strategies for how to better engage guests and improve customer experience and satisfaction.