Connected Dining

Restaurants update their space with hi-tech features

Implications - In addition to meeting demands for convenience, food service technology has evolved to serve a greater purpose of connecting consumers. Much like how beacon has revolutionized the retail space, restaurant tech has become a way to engage patrons, whether that be through integrating their devices to the space itself, or offering interactive tools. This shift emphasizes the closing gap between consumers and technology, especially as it becomes more intuitive.
SCORE: 7.6
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 5,754 Total Clicks Jan 16 - Dec 16
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Sushi-Making Robots - The Kawasaki Robostage Showcases an Automaton Preparing Sashimi
SCORE: 8.7
This Year and V. Hot 1,707 Clicks Pub: Aug 19, 16
Sushi-Making Robots
The Kawasaki Robostage Showcases an Automaton Preparing Sashimi
The Kawasaki Robostage is a showroom part of the robotics department of the tech brand that showcases new and innovative feats in automaton development, and the company recently spotlighted a robot... [More]
Staff-Free Restaurants - The Eatsa Restaurant Ordering System Automates Food Purchases
SCORE: 7.7
V. Hot 3,432 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 16
Staff-Free Restaurants
The Eatsa Restaurant Ordering System Automates Food Purchases
Consumers are always on the hunt for the most streamlined experience when it comes to retail and restaurants, so the new Eatsa restaurant ordering system is designed to be the most efficient model... [More]
Facial Recognition Menu Boards - KFC's Smart Restaurant Tech Suggests Food by Looking at Guests
SCORE: 7.4
This Month and Mild 203 Clicks Pub: Dec 29, 16
Facial Recognition Menu Boards
KFC's Smart Restaurant Tech Suggests Food by Looking at Guests
KFC is now working with the “Google of China,” Baidu, on its newest smart restaurant in Beijing. One of the most impressive new fixtures in the store is a smart menu board that’s... [More]
Self-Serve Beer Pumps - Henry’s Cafe Bar is Testing a 'Pay @ Pump' Contactless Payment System
SCORE: 6.5
This Month and Mild 226 Clicks Pub: Dec 23, 16
Self-Serve Beer Pumps
Henry’s Cafe Bar is Testing a 'Pay @ Pump' Contactless Payment System
Patrons who visit Henry’s Café Bar in London, England now have the chance to test a self-serve beer pump prototype that accepts contactless payments. To begin an interaction with the pump, a... [More]
VIP Food Kiosks - Rutter's Touchscreen Ordering Stations Remember Previous Purchases
SCORE: 4.1
Untested 186 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 16
VIP Food Kiosks
Rutter's Touchscreen Ordering Stations Remember Previous Purchases
In order to better serve its most loyal customers, fast food restaurant chain Rutter’s implemented a unique feature on its touchscreen ordering kiosk. After putting through an order, patrons... [More]
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