Keep an Eye on the Future
Technology is developing faster than is possible to track. You may think self-driving cars and trips to Mars have nothing to do with your restaurant: think again. Restaurants that stay caught-up on cutting edge technologies have a higher probability of long-term success. Everything from production to delivery is influenced by technology. Here are some important innovations that will change the landscape for everything, from how food is produced to how it is delivered.
Technology in the Kitchen
Technology which seems only futuristic at first glance is already a reality. Thanks to restaurants like Spyce, the bounds of meal preparation have been blown into oblivion. Spyce is the first of its kind, providing delicious gourmet meals which are cooked by robotic systems. Further, at $7.50 per bowl, Spyce offers a competitive rate. Your restaurant may not be ready to implement robots into its production processes; however, you should still keep tabs on technological development related to food production. There are simple technological advances you can adopt now which will give you a leg up on the competition.
Technology and Staff Training
KFC is probably not the first restaurant that comes to mind when it comes to culinary excellence; yet, they are leading the way in adopting new technologies to develop greater efficiency. Currently, KFC is experimenting with voice-activated technology in training scenarios. Reports suggest that this practice has reduced their training time by seventy-five percent. This is an application you can start now. Recording audio or even video training that is accessible to new hires on site can be managed multiple ways with the currently available technology. It will just take a little ingenuity.
Technology and Delivery
The most striking development of all falls within the sphere of food delivery. Companies such as Uber and Pieology are investing and troubleshooting the viability of drone food-delivery. Drone delivery has huge implications on everything from workforce to customer satisfaction. If and when this becomes a reality in the food industry, small restaurants will need to up their ability to stay attractive when large corporations can provide greater ease and efficiency.
As trite as it sounds, the future is now. In fact, those words have never been more true. It is no longer feasible to lean into old practices. Change is happening at an exponential rate. Rather than being overwhelmed by it all, consider this changing landscape as an opportunity to pioneer a new era. Best of luck.
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