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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Embracing up-to-date contactless operational and payment solutions is increasingly vital in foodservice moving beyond 2020.
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.
The technology enables buyers to place orders through their mobile device at no additional charge to the business
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 […]
Nearly half of respondents in a worldwide Mastercard survey reported that they have swapped their most-used payment card for one that offers contactless.