How AI helps restaurants cut costs and improve service

As restaurateurs ready themselves for a busy spring and summer, technology like AI can be helpful in meeting some of the challenges restaurants are facing. Labour shortages, inventory management, and increasing efficiency are all challenges that AI can help operators manage, as they continue to build the bottom line. RELATED: How restaurants can leverage technology […]

Can you improve your restaurant’s online ordering system?

As off-premise dining stays popular among consumers, operators can differentiate themselves and raise the bar on the customer experience with a better online ordering system. According to TouchBistro’s 2024 Diner Trends Report, 31 per cent of Canadians are ordering delivery and takeout every week, and that’s up from 25 per cent in 2022. Today, online […]

AI is poised to transform the restaurant industry in 2024

By Daniel Hawes The restaurant and hospitality sectors are in a time of rapid digital transformation due to the widespread introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into the consumer space.  AI will significantly influence and reshape these sectors, as operators continue to look for ways to streamline restaurant processes and customer interactions, accelerate internal workflows, and […]

Restaurant marketing in 2024

Standing out from the crowd is vital for restaurants still on the road to recovery and while you might have some tried and true practices, this year offers some marketing trends that can help you get ahead in some new ways. Looking to switch up your marketing strategy and offer something new to your audiences? […]

Creative tips for restaurants to stay ahead in 2024

By Graham Campbell As restaurants across Canada continue to rebound from the pandemic, fewer Canadians are dining out amidst inflation and soaring interest hikes. Restaurant operators are left worried about the rising cost of food and supplies and how much of this burden they can reasonably pass onto customers. With nearly half of Canadian restaurants […]

How AI can help mitigate restaurant theft

Restaurant theft is something that operators have to deal with, and although traditional methods of surveillance might have done the trick in the past, technology can help you step up your efforts. AI is not just useful for an improved dining experience, it can also help you increase security and lower restaurant theft. Shoplifting accounts […]

The future of restaurant loyalty

Loyalty has always been important in the foodservice industry, but it has really taken a front seat in the last few years as restaurants continue to recover and competition remains fierce. Customers are getting savvy about what they are looking for from restaurants, what loyalty programs should look like, and they are voicing their concerns […]

How AI enhances the dining experience

By Dawn Castell The restaurant industry has always been at the forefront of innovation and adaptation, and today, it stands on the cusp of a technological revolution with the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in customer service. From deciphering customer preferences to tailoring menus offerings, and implementing AI for seamless payment processes, we will delve […]

How AI is helping diners make smarter decisions

By Charli Tanner AI has already started to change the way we live our lives, from creating recipes to writing restaurant reviews. While technology comes with its pros and cons, it looks like AI is here to stay. This article will take a look at the ways in which AI can influence your customers’ decisions […]

Tech talk: the future of restaurants

By Jessica Brill How is today’s technology helping to shape and improve the foodservice industry? As inflation and labour shortages continue to challenge businesses, innovation can play an important role in helping to alleviate some of the stresses that come with managing those persistent challenges. We consulted five industry experts from various leading foodservice sectors, […]