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7 Reasons Technology is a Game-Changer for Restaurants

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By Donna Cobb April 16, 2018 Expert Insights
Technology is the key to remaining relevant with today's changing consumer.
A women takes the order of a guest at a restaurant while they use a tablet to check out.
Innovate and thrive

All types of restaurants, whether quick-service establishments or casual dining, are facing multiple challenges across the industry landscape. Technology is no longer a back-of-house requirement—it is a game-changer for restaurants to stay relevant to their customers and in their industry. 

Competition is fierce and consumer expectations continue to evolve. In such a competitive market, it’s crucial that restaurants understand consumers expectations when it comes to healthy lifestyles, community engangement, sustainability and brand loyalty. Technology expectations are ever changing as well, driving digital transformation initiatives across many restaurant brands. Whether WiFi access, ease of ordering, mobile payment, loyalty programs, or anytime eating, embracing technology is no longer optional when reaching tech saavy consumers. 

But with all the innovations and new tech tools, it can feel impossible to keep up. Many who have succeeded for decades need to understand how to appeal to a new demographic that is always-on-the-go, tech savvy and can quickly shift their brand loyalty. Here are some considerations for restaurants to adopt that can drive loyalty and a consistent brand image, to ensure that they innovate and continue to entice customers.

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  • A women takes the order of a guest at a restaurant while they use a tablet to check out.