Complete case study on the positive impact that customer ordering kiosks provide to a relatively small retail shop. Most of us like to think in terms of 14,000 kiosks at Mcdonald’s and relegate small businesses to the footnotes. It’s a challenge aggregating literally tens of thousands of SMBs and dealing with an overall number literally 3X the number of Mcdonald’s. The fact is this is a small bubble tea shop in Kansas City and they have been killing it with 100-200+ orders a day through their kiosks. A great example of how kiosks can help a business save costs as well as how readily customers adopt the technology these days. More orders and faster orders with fewer people. One of the main points the restaurant makes is shortening the decision process customers go thru when ordering (and not tying up employees to wait on them while they do).
These units serve a dual purpose. On the one hand they allow customers to enter their orders. Secondly they provide digital signage and digital messaging in-store.
Clover calculations are 16 weeks to be profitable. With affordable kiosk hardware and a low monthly cost of only $69 per kiosk.
McDonald’s is simply responding to competition from other chains that have offered “enhanced burgers,” said Hilda Fahey, a company representative who was in Simcoe to help with the changeover to the new services at the Queensway East restaurant.
Ingenico Group the global leader in seamless payment, and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, announced today the installation of its Pay-at-the-Table solution at Uncle Oogie’s, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico Group’s smart terminals, Datacap’s point of sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems was able to streamline the Pay-at-the-Table implementation for Uncle Oogie’s.
Nice article by ZDNet. “The $15 per hour wage talks spooked a lot of fast food companies and forced them to look at ways to cut head count and augment labor costs,” said Frank Olea, CEO of Los Angeles-based kiosk manufacturer Olea Kiosks. “This technology has been available to restaurants for years, but price was high and labor was cheap. Now it’s getting to the spot where brands can see the ROI.”
Self-Order Software Solutions Come to NRA booth 6576 in Chicago and see super-economical self-order station for restaurant Acquire Digital Restaurant Software Improve quick-service restaurant efficiencies with ordering software to place orders on the go. Easily synchronize content to menu displays for a complete digital experience. Website link Self-service and digital ordering is the way of the future for quick-service restaurants. As… Read More »
The row of four iPads is right inside the door, across from the traditional cashier station. Customers can order from their history and favorites, customize menu items, redeem rewards and pay with credit cards, just as they can at the regular check-out.
The Panera at 3186 Northlake Boulevard doesn’t have the fast-lane kiosks yet, but it will eventually. Most stores will have four to eight kiosks, according to an article by USA Today detailing technology-based efforts Panera is making to reduce wait times.
The St. Louis-based company started rolling out its “Panera 2.0” improvements in 2014.
Good point on the oversize smartphone. Writer says the units are expensive but never notes a cost. Looking at them with the Verifone “wart” I personally think they are in the B- range when it comes to design, which usually equates to cheaper.
They are gigantic touch screens that let you customize your burger with toppings like guacamole, grilled mushrooms, onions, and bacon and sauces like sriracha mayo. But the kiosks have drawbacks, like not working in the drive-thrus that provide 70% of McDonald’s revenue and being relatively expensive.
Introduction Daddy’s Chicken Shack, founded by Pace Webb and Chris Georgalas in 2017, is a fried chicken QSR restaurant located in Old Pasadena, California that features American southern flavor with a hint of Asian cuisine. Daddy’s prides themselves on hormone-free, antibiotic-free and free range chicken. Daddy’s also has a booth every sunday at the Smorgasburg open-air food market.… Read More »
McDonalds Kiosk Raises Earnings Expectations by Analysts Cowen says McDonald’s will upgrade 2,500 restaurants to its “Experience of the Future” technology by year-end, which includes digital ordering kiosks. The firm raises its rating on McDonald’s to outperform from market perform and price target for the shares to $180 from $142. Same store sales estimate for 2018 raised to… Read More »
NEXTEP SYSTEMS joined as a charter member of the Kiosk Industry Group in 2015. A profile of NEXTEP follows: The NEXTEP Advantage: Single platform software eliminates the headaches and costly interfaces necessary with legacy solutions. Our cloud based technology reduces hardware needs and associated costs while giving operators a web based tool to manage their concept from anywhere.… Read More »
NRF – In the Wild McDonalds Kiosk Before heading out to Newark for NRF show, Frieder Hansen of Pyramid Computer stops to order some food at McDonalds. That looks like a Polytouch unit to me. Editor Post Views: 740
Caught in the Wild – Subway Drive Thru Kiosk Steve Evans Account Manager for the World’s Fastest Drive Thru™ Kiosk Solution at NEXTEP SYSTEMS Hello folks! Please help me congratulate Tara Hill and her staff for her implementation of our World’s Fastest Drive Thru™ Solution at her brand new Fresh Forward SUBWAY® Restaurant located in Lower Sackville, Nova… Read More »
From Pymnts.com article QSR Ordering Kiosks Evolved From A 1980s Solution For Out-Of-Stock Shoes As a college student in the 1970s, Murray Lappe heard that his fellow students wanted to promote their organizations through a new medium. During a retreat, the students thought of having a traditional bulletin board, but Lappe had an alternate take: Why not digitize… Read More »
Coca-Cola’s Marketplace Connects Customers to Leading Technologies for Every Aspect of Business to Increase Customer Revenue NEWS PROVIDED BY Coca-Cola North America ATLANTA, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Coca-Cola North America is launching a digital marketplace this fall that connects its foodservice customers to pre-vetted, industry-best restaurant technologies with competitive pricing. The marketplace of solutions for front of house, back of… Read More »
Wendys Kiosks – Self-Order & Drive-Thru Kiosk Intro Wendys Kiosks Update – TheStreet talks exclusively with Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor about how he is trying to reinvent the food ordering process. Click here for full interview. Below are some of the points covered. Some points covered and made by Penegor: How many kiosks installed in Wendys? 200 in… Read More »
BOSTON — The world’s first restaurant with a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals has opened. Spyce’s automated kitchen has seven cooking woks able to serve up to 200 meals an hour.The Boston eatery’s menu is based on a half-dozen bowls with flavors t
Taco Bell is trying to convince customers to order via kiosks instead of cashiers at restaurants across the US — and it’s drawing inspiration from an unlikely source From Business Insider Aug 3, 2018 Taco Bell is installing kiosks in all of its restaurants. Hollis Johnson Taco Bell is set to install self-ordering kiosks at all locations across the… Read More »
Global Payments to Acquire SICOM Systems, a Leading Provider of Enterprise Technology Solutions to Restaurants September 27, 2018 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced today an agreement to acquire SICOM Systems, Inc. from LLR Partners. SICOM provides enterprise, cloud-based software as a… Read More »
Published March 25th Yahoo News [April 1st update — McDonalds makes a second purchase. This time it is mobile software. The burger giant is making a $3.7 million minority investment in the New Zealand-based company Plexure] Excerpt The Golden Arches revealed Monday its biggest acquisition in more than 20 years, acquiring privately held tech platform Dynamic Yield. McDonald’s… Read More »
Original article by Elliot Maras published on KioskMarketplace May 2019 The self-service drumbeat rattled Chicago’s McCormick Place last week as attendees swarmed exhibits promising faster customer service. This year’s National Restaurant Show showcased even more interactive kiosks (39 exhibitors) than last year’s record-breaking 36 exhibitors. Less than a third of this year’s companies (11 exhibitors) were repeats from… Read More »
Excerpt from BakeMag Jun article. Read full article Tapit demonstrates unique self order kiosk Courtesy of Tapit 06.11.2019 By John Unrein Tapit, a leading restaurant and retail-focused software vendor, has launched Selfit, a self order kiosk platform with accompanying online ordering via a mobile app and interface to the restaurant’s website. Purpose-built for the restaurant and retail industries, Tapit… Read More »
Excerpt from Wannado Dunkin’ announced it will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, February 4 to unveil its newest Next Generation Store in Nashville located at 400 21st Avenue South. Attendees will get a glimpse at the store’s new modern design and in-store innovations, including a cold beverage tap system and Dunkin’ on Demand digital kiosk. With fully… Read More »
Excerpt from TimeOut NY Taco Bell keeps ringing the bell with additional Taco Bell Cantinas set to take over New York City. The latest opening, reported earlier this week by the Commercial Observer, is located at 976 Sixth Avenue between West 35th and 36th Streets in Midtown and will be the first multi-level Taco Bell Cantina in the city.… Read More »
Reported on Vital Vegas Feb 20202 – MGM Resorts testing automated beverage dispenser in casino. It appears to be situated in service area so it would actually be operated by employees. The bartender remains. It’ll be awhile before conversational AI (and customer charge method) are developed. Thanks to Frank at Olea Kiosks. While everyone involved with the roll-out of… Read More »
Feb 2020 – Very complete article by CNBC including videos of new cashierless store Amazon has just opened. Amazon has been working on this since 2015. Includes produce section. You can get yourself a cup of coffee (and get charged for it). Key Points Five years in the making, the first Amazon Go Grocery store is opening Tuesday… Read More »
Noted on Presto.com March 2020 –the Learn More link provides PDF with following information. Not sure if it is standalone kiosks or it is tabletop. Worth noting that most restaurants for next 6-10 weeks are likely closed to in-store traffic. Another site checked with Presto and was told — The free kiosks will be available for the duration… Read More »
BigHospitality article Feb 2021 — Self-Service and following lead of QSRs article Excerpts from: Says QSR sector has been quickest but that is not true. QSRs always toyed with the idea with most of them watching McDonalds experiment while patient check-in and ticketing at Disney went right ahead. Kiosks for self-order in Vita Mojo Pyramid Computer makes the… Read More »
McDonalds Kiosks Andy Hermann • Guest Experience Leader at McDonald’s Bahnhofplatz Zürich | London School of Economics MSc | Andy meets Warhol The newest and most sustainable McDonald’s Restaurant in Switzerland is located in Hendschiken, Aargau. At this location, a real-world experience on new sustainable packaging as well as on other measures prior to the nationwide rollout is… Read More »
Kiosk Trade Show Events Update June 2021 The Kiosk Association is participating in two trade events. NRF Retail Converge Information NRF Retail Converge One conference. Multiple specialties. NRF Retail Converge is a virtual event that offers a deep exploration of multiple specialties within the retail industry. With over 160 sessions to choose from, you can tailor the entire event… Read More »
Countertop Kiosk for Restaurant Self-Order Selforder kiosks come in standup, countertop and wall-mount iterations. Frank Mayer countertop video More Information on SelfOrder Kiosks https://www.olea.com/qsr-food-ordering-kiosk/ RESTAURANTS & QSR Product Brief — Self-Order Kiosks by Star Micronics C-Store Kiosks – Self-Ordering Kiosks Deployed at CEFCO Order and Pay Fast Food – McDonalds Self-Order and More Post Views: 519
Restaurant Growth Strategies August 2021 NRN Link — Join Chicken Salad Chick CEO Scott Deviney for an interactive Q&A session on how restaurant growth strategies are evolving and what factors make for a successful store opening in 2021 and beyond. Coming off years of steady expansion, Chicken Salad Chick is looking to maintain its growth trajectory as it… Read More »
From Retail Systems Nov2021 Amazon Go & Starbucks Cashierless Store NY From CNBC Nov2021 Click for full size Amazon Go Check-in KIosk In Brief Coffee is just one deliverable. A complete range of other “related” goods such as protein bars, chewing gum, salads and sandwiches available Stores like these will have longer hours. That counts. Decor set for solo workers… Read More »
Outside Order Terminals Editor Note: Nice note on LinkedIn on using countertop kiosks for outside ordering during COVID-19 shelter time. The example below is from Habit Burger who is using countertop kiosks from Olea Kiosks. Mike Repetti at The Habit Burger Grill is a genius! Because he chose to deploy our Austin model kiosks he was able to… Read More »
Published by NRA April 2020 — Advice include relying on your automated ordered systems in order to maintain social distancing. The purpose of guidance is just that, to offer you direction and provide a framework for best practices as you reopen. But as the saying goes, the devil is in the details, and not every restaurant is the… Read More »