By opening up the platform, the tech giant is empowering users to bring cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) to workflows it has never serviced before.
Before launching the SDK into the wild, Square worked with a number of select partners to build custom POS solutions by using Square’s technology. The aforementioned Shake Shack has recently been testing cashier-less stores, which it calls the "Shack of the Future," in New York City. Working with the development agency Fuzz, the burger chain built a self-service kiosk that let customers order their food and pay all by themselves. Even though it used Square’s infrastructure of security and payment support, these experimental restaurants were able to drive down wait times with a solution that was effectively customized just for them.
Restaurants such as McDonald’s and Panera Bread are leading the charge toward automation in the quick-service food industry, which offers an important example of how the labor market is transforming.
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.”
The iSMP4 Companion, multi-bay docking station and universal tablet enclosure offer enhanced mobile use for the most demanding, fast-paced payment environments
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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 »
What does Panera 2.0 look like? – St. Louis Business Journal The rapid pick-up, or mobile ordering, is already in place in 149 locations in Minnesota, St. Louis and Detroit, and Panera is looking to have it completely rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. Enhanced To-Go and Eat-In, or kiosk service, is currently in place… Read More »
LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – January 08, 2015) – Xpedient, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc., has partnered with QuickChek to provide self-serve kiosk software to their entire convenience store foodservice operation.A market leader in food services, QuickChek is a New Jersey-based convenience store chain, operating 137 retail locations throughout… Source: www.marketwired.com
Recently while on a road trip through New England, I got to experience the Ziosk. This table top kiosk streamlines the dining experience. Source: jbcreativellc.com Good review of Ziosk.
Fujitsu, a leading information communication technology (ICT) company, today announced an International Distribution and License Agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Source: online.wsj.com Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies’ InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini kiosk solutions to big-box, grocery, beverage and hardware retailers in the United… Read More »
RevelSystems has promised up a picture of the installed unit. Stop back by and see it. See on Scoop.it – Kiosk & Kiosks SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –??Revel Systems, the leading iPad point of sale platform, has launched its iPad POS system for drive-through. This expands Revel Systems’ product offering for fast food and enterprise-level clients,… Read More »