The world is changing faster than we can comprehend, with innovative technology that is unfolding on an almost daily basis and the food & beverage sector is enjoying the many benefits of new tech, which we outline in this article.
Touch Screen Menus
Restaurants are all using touch screen menus, which are located at the dining table and when the order is made, it is processed immediately. This interactive technology is the future for F&B and retailing and the fact that the waitress doesn’t have to take your order means she can devote more time to taking care of all the diners. You can take it a notch higher by using a mobile app and your customers pre-order their menu prior to setting out for the restaurant.
Everything is bar-coded and the system automatically keeps a running tally of how much butter you have and you’ll never run out of Chardonnay or ketchup, as you will be notified when stock is running low. The system only works if all produce is scanned and for a restaurant manager, this is a godsend that allows him or her to focus on other aspects of the business.
Fruit Juice Powder
Thanks to new tech, we can now remove water from fruit and create fruit juice powder for F&B from a leading Thai supplier of natural fruit juice products that are approved by the FDA. Simply add water and all your fruit juice tanks are full of refreshing and natural fruit juice and with all the fruits available, you can add to your current list, with perhaps the addition of guava or passion fruit. Storage is easy and you can order bulk purchases via the supplier’s website, which cuts out so much preparation work that you normally have with fruit juice.
Smart Restaurants & Food Outlets
If you happen to visit Japan, you will see robot-managed restaurants and that seems to be the future for western societies, with a smooth, automated process that delivers delicious food to your table. On the topic of gadgets, check out these amazing devices. Some airports have robot coffee makers and they never make a mistake and even converse with you while they work. Of course, these robots will continue to develop and who knows, you may even develop a platonic relationship with your coffee robot! Here is some Thai government information about smart cities that we will live in soon, which are eco-friendly urban living regions.
State of the Art Kitchen Equipment
Food wastage is virtually non-existent with a semi-automated kitchen and that means more profit for the business; grills, ovens, mincers and blenders are all evolving and becoming more efficient and they use less energy.
All of this comes together to provide an improved customer experience and next time you are out and about, take note of the technology that is being used in the F&B sector.