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Order Kiosk News

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.

Cost Effective? 

Clover calculations are 16 weeks to be profitable. With affordable kiosk hardware and a low monthly cost of only $69 per kiosk.

QSR by Pyramid Computer and Intel Showcase

  Learn about efficiency and convenience in the QSR industry by Intel Corporation with self-service kiosks by Pyramid Computer GmbH showcasing technology frontrunner Hesburger. Blog Link  Kiosks: automatic for the people 05-Feb-2021 By BigHospitality Self-Self-serve kiosks have become a regular sight in fast QSR operations as restaurant groups awaken to their benefits – and the Coronavirus pandemic has only served to expedite their uptake… Read More »

Panera Kiosks Keep Their Cool – iPad Kiosks Are Still a Thing…

This may be a smartphone age, but our lives are becoming a series of kiosk stops, from ATMs and supermarket checkouts to airlines and gas stations. And now, increasingly, there’s the fast-food kiosk. Kiosks have one main purpose: to save time. And an industry that dubs itself “quick service” has zero choice but to pay serious attention to any device that espouses to shave seconds—if not minutes—off each order. That might explain why such familiar names as McDonald’s and Panera Bread are spending millions of dollars to roll out touch-screen kiosks in stores.

Source: www.qsrmagazine.com

For Panera, it’s all about giving consumers digital ordering choices.

 

Then there’s that 500-pound gorilla in the room: Aren’t kiosks really about cutting back on labor costs? “How much labor can we remove from the service package until customers finally decide that self service means no service?” Muller asks.

 

Hurst insists this is not at all the case at Panera. In fact, he says, Panera locations that have kiosks typically spend more on labor costs than those without them.

On the whole, customers mostly love touch-screen kiosks, Hurst says, adding that “the kiosk is basically an iPad.”

 

Which is why Millennials, in particular, can’t keep their mitts off of them. “Kiosks are a way for us to be even more isolated from random human contact,” Muller says.

Radius Networks and Evoke Partner to Provide In-Store and Curbside

By integrating Evoke’s digital kiosks with Radius Networks’ customer location technologies, businesses can dramatically improve both the in-store and curbside experiences for customers and employees. Radius Networks and Evoke Partnership Washington, DC — Radius Networks, a leading provider for location services, and Evoke, an interactive digital technology provider, announced a partnership to help businesses across Europe provide innovative… Read More »

Fast Food Kiosks Creating Jobs and Increasing Revenues – Counterpoint

Fast Food Kiosks killing jobs? Current events beg the question, but the facts say otherwise Reprinted with permission Dec. 12, 2016 | by Elliot Maras We at the Kiosk Industry Association have seen the news media running controversial headlines and opinion pieces by CEOs and ex-CEOs decrying the minimum wage increase and attributing loss of jobs to self-order.… Read More »

From UK and McDonalds — Dirty Touchscreens UK McDonalds – Verdict — Not So Dirty

Editors Note: We originally reported this on November 28 and continued to monitor this story from the UK to see how it developed. It originated on the tabloid website — https://metro.co.uk/ which generally publishes things that only some people on Facebook are looking to believe. The article below came out on a tabloid and it certainly bears a closer… Read More »

Self-Order – Approach Video Showing How Unique Needs Met

Approach Video Showing How Unique Needs Met by Self-Service Kiosks GRAFTON, WI – Recently, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. released a promotional video for the company’s self-service kiosk Approach, featuring why the self-order kiosk is a simple solution for businesses seeking additional convenience for customers as well as new revenue opportunities. With multiple industries embracing the digital experience for… Read More »

Bite Says Face-Recognizing Kiosks Improve Customer Experience

That’s a belief driving the startup Bite, which creates facial recognition kiosks for quick service restaurants (QSRs). Using a combination of iPads, proprietary software and machine learning, Bite’s tablet kiosks can recognize your face to unlock loyalty programs, bring up food preferences and provide opportunities for restaurants to upsell.

Source: thespoon.tech

Jack in the Box CEO, Leonard Comma, made news this week when he said “it just made sense” for his fast-food chain to consider switching from human cashiers to machines. To be sure, there are big societal implications if every restaurant made such a shift, but what if automated kiosks provide a better customer experience?