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Three Emerging Tech Trends in The Restaurant Industry for 2017

Close your eyes. Think back to before technology was integrated into your restaurant operations in one way or another. For newer restaurants, the simple task I just asked of you might not be possible. The restaurant industry has been trudging along for quite some time now (the first “modern” restaurant can be traced back to 1765), and up until recent history it’s maintained a fairly static mold.  

Customers rarely see restaurants as a business or corporate chain. After all, it’s hard to compare your favorite hole in the wall restaurant to Oracle or Procter & Gamble. Yet for those in the restaurant industry who work behind that veil; the chefs, restaurant managers, and operation managers, it is abundantly clear that your restaurant has all the makings of any other business in a competitive market. In recent decades, tech has played an instrumental role in bringing restaurants into the white water of competition and strategic practice.  

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How Time is the Key Ingredient in the Kitchen

Time is often the food industry’s biggest challenge. More than any other industry, it always seems that individuals in the food scene need more than a 24-hour day. The food industry is the ultimate paradox, because the industry is so innovative and passionate about cuisine yet these decision makers and Chefs are behind in the other aspects of the kitchen; involving both the front and back of the house.

Restaurant employees are most stressed during the lunch or dinner time rush. It feels as if customers are stampeding through the front doors, giving the kitchen the feeling that twenty people are breathing down their necks. That situation often has to be dealt with in a reactive way and unless you’re a mind reader, you won’t be able to predict all the correct orders in anticipation for that rush. But other situations allow for a more proactive approach, with real solutions.

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