Most diners want QR codes as a long-term payment option

Restaurant operators, staff, and patrons have embraced increased technology over the past couple of years, both by preference and necessity. QR codes, which had existed prior to the pandemic but have surged in prominence since 2020, look like they’re here to stay. At first, part of that motivation was an early belief that COVID-19 spread […]

PayFacto acquires iShopFood, launches integrated solution for restaurants

Canadian integrated payment technology provider PayFacto is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of iShopFood Inc., a Québec-based company specialized in online ordering software solutions for the restaurant industry. A press release says the transaction will enable PayFacto to complement its current product and service offering with innovative all-in-one solutions for in-restaurant and online ordering, […]

Is tech the key to solving the restaurant labour crisis?

By Laurent May Overall, the state of Canada’s labour market is looking good, which points to an economy on the rebound from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In September, according to recent figures from Statistics Canada, employment reached pre-pandemic levels for the first time. This is great news in general, but a closer […]

Restaurant technology: What to invest in & what to skip

By Mo Chaar The restaurant industry is an ever-changing technological landscape. The pandemic has shifted guest expectations and restaurants are now required to be tech-savvy and offer online ordering, pay-at-the-table functions, third-party delivery, and more. However, with restaurants already struggling in the current climate, most businesses don’t have the financial resources to invest in expensive […]

Avanti launches new mobile ordering platform

Press release Avanti Commerce, the company behind Subway Restaurant’s global entry into mobile ordering have announced the launch of their software as a cloud-based platform, making mobile ordering and payment possible for any restaurant chain. Consumer demand for mobile ordering and payment continues to soar. Major brands such as Starbucks, Subway and Panera Bread have […]

Restaurant technology predictions from industry leaders

Press release Mobile and online ordering and payments will be at the top of the menu As mobile technology proliferates into the daily routines at every level of society, restaurants are experiencing the impact. Mass adoption of mobile technology is one of the greatest cultural shifts of our times, from mobile communications to mobile and […]

A Vancouver-based global mobile payments leader is back to help restaurants and diners eat, pay and go

Press release Glance Technologies Inc., a Vancouver-based technology company, is pleased to announce the launch of Glance Pay Mobile Payment App, a free mobile payment app designed to allow customers a faster way to pay their restaurant bills easily and securely. Glance Pay is the brainchild of Desmond Griffin, who co-founded PayByPhone, and was its […]