Contactless solutions a win-win for consumers and businesses

By John Kelly There’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic — along with the accompanying lockdowns and restrictions — forced brick-and-mortar businesses, from retailers to restaurants, to find new ways to serve their customers and spurred a wave of innovation across many industries.  As the coronavirus vaccine rollout expands, COVID-19 cases and deaths largely continue to drop, […]

Contactless transactions surge in Canada during pandemic

Many foodservice trends have emerged or at least accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and among them is the increasing volume of contactless transactions. As consumer behaviour has dramatially shifted in line with both preference and necessity over the last 12 months, far more Canadians are shopping online. Those who are still heading to bricks-and-mortar establishments […]

Food lockers may be the next big thing in foodservice

By Tom Nightingale The need to pivot and progress in foodservice has rarely been clearer than it is during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much has already changed. Takeout, already a prominent trend, has exploded in popularity and prominence; more operators have embraced online and mobile ordering and operational technology; and the concept of virtual or ghost […]

Lightspeed further innovates contactless experience with launch of Order Ahead in North America

Lightspeed has announced the availability of Order Ahead, a cost-efficient online ordering management system designed to facilitate takeout, enabling North American restaurants to provide customers with a completely contactless experience.

World’s first pizza subscription service launches in Toronto

Press release Downtown Toronto fast casual restaurant General Assembly Pizza (GA) launched the world’s first pizza subscription service on September 15 at gapizza.com. The subscription offers free home delivery for stacks of 4, 6, 8 or 10 pizzas from as little as $39 per order and as low as $9 per pizza. The service is […]