Archive for the “Online Ordering & Delivery” Category

Why Paytronix launched Contactless Dining

This week, we announced the launch of Paytronix Contactless Dining, a unique digital ordering platform built as a direct response to the challenges restaurants face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The platform uniquely identifies guests’ location using a QR code that doubles as a link to an online menu. From there, guests can place orders via a direct integration to the POS and KDS.

Unlike platforms repurposed from takeout ordering, Paytronix Contactless Dining is built around the dine-in experience, including enabling guests to order multiple rounds or courses while keeping an open tab that they’ll close at the end of the meal. This both eliminates friction for the guest and keeps transaction costs low for restaurants.

A new way of dining

Paytronix Contactless Dining reflects a fundamentally different guest experience than traditional off-premise digital ordering. The many small touches of hospitality make eating at a restaurant special – and digital dine-in ordering should be no different.

Hospitality is rooted in respect. In today’s climate, that means interacting with the guest in whatever way puts them most at ease. Restaurants are a hub of community, socialization, and lately, a sense of normalcy that we all crave; but many feel a level of conflict. The diners may want to sit down for a meal, but how can they feel safe while doing so?  […]

Ninja City sees revenue jump 20% during pandemic thanks to online ordering

While plenty of restaurants pivoted to digital ordering and delivery during COVID-19 as a means of staying afloat, a few did more, harnessing an opportunity to expand their reach and customer base. Even fewer did it as well as Ninja City Kitchen and Bar in Cleveland.

“I almost feel guilty saying that we’ve done well during the pandemic,” said co-owner and executive chef Bac Nguyen. “In a nutshell, we’ve done quite well, and [Paytronix] is a big part of that.”

Ninja City was quite successful before the pandemic, regularly packing its dining room full on weekends and some weeknights. But its Asian fusion pub grub was in such high demand during the height of the shutdown in April that the restaurant was making an additional 20% in revenue weekly – and with shortened hours to boot. […]

‘You can’t wait for people to come to you’: Restaurants adapt, learn with online ordering

Justin and Cynthia Loeb, owners of Elote Mexican Kitchen and Oliva Italian Eatery in Fort Worth, Texas, know a thing or two about getting through tough times.

Justin graduated college and headed into the telecommunications field around the turn of the millennium, just as the telecoms crash hit the stock market. He moved to New York City and opened a

wine shop instead, where he met his wife, a restaurant professional.

The pair moved to Fort Worth to be closer to Cynthia’s family and bought a local, struggling full-service restaurant – right as the financial crisis devastated Texas in 2008.

Despite the economic downturn, the Loebs built themselves a stellar reputation at Oliva Italian Eatery, and a few years later expanded their local footprint with Elote Mexican Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant. The secret, according to Justin Loeb, is to anticipate what guests want and provide it before they demand it.

“You can’t wait for people to come to you, you have to go to them. Whether it’s social media or the email blasts, whatever you can do, it’s being proactive instead of reactive,” Loeb explained.

The Loebs themselves got into online ordering at Elote when a large fast food chain opened nearby. The couple anticipated competition for younger guests’ business, and quickly saw the need for technology solutions, which led them to launch online ordering and email marketing with Paytronix Online Ordering.

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Floridian chain Little Greek uses online ordering to open ‘community store’

With social distancing advisories in place, tasks as simple as going to the grocery store have become challenging. This has pushed many consumers toward grocery delivery services to  minimize contact with others, but now those are inundated and many are on long waiting lists.

The team at the 44-store Little Greek Fresh Grill chain stepped up with a solution when they noticed that many of their guests were struggling to find basic goods. […]