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The Robots are Coming

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We’ve seen the rise of robots in the fast-casual space over the last few months and that has us continuing to think about applications for the food service space. The two concepts that have caught our eye are California-based “Flippy” at CaliBurger restaurants and the pizza robot at Zume. READ MORE

Hospitality – The Odds Are Against You

You can learn these things in restaurant school or on the job, like us. A good summary of all the odds stacked against you though. The last two lines of #10 in the article below ring especially true across the board, not just at steakhouses. High priced cocktails, beer and wine are commonly used to make up for low profit margins on food offerings, especially in venues. READ MORE

A Cashless Shake Shack

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Shake Shack, in a turnaround of sorts, is going fully cash-free and cashier-less at a location in NYC later this month. Touch screen kiosks, which we’ve been preaching about for a while now, will be fully implemented at the Astor Place location, where guests will receive a text alert when food is ready. The thought process behind Meyer’s shift? Shorter lines, higher pay for employees, less human error during ordering, and of course, no cash. READ MORE

Eatsa, we’ll be back again!

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Stopped to check out the new technology at Eatsa in NYC yesterday and man, were we intrigued.

First, an incredibly efficient operation – 12 kiosks taking orders, plus mobile ordering options. The more points of sale you have, the faster people move through the line – no brainer. Kiosks for ordering can easily be customized for venues and be a part of each individual concepts branding. READ MORE