Robot waiters and ordering apps: how technology could help to save the hospitality industry

Robot waiters and ordering apps: how technology could help to save ...

Some restaurant are due to open in early July – can technology help make social distancing in hospitality possible?

Once upon a time, hospitality was all about hustle and bustle: busy bars packed with people; restaurants humming with the comforting hubbub of diners chatting, service staff smiling, and the conviviality of a shared experience.

Those days are gone, with restaurant doors shut and bars transformed into silent caverns devoid of customers as well as drinks. Part of the hospitality sector may reopen in July, but our much-loved venues are unlikely to be the same again for a long time – perhaps ever.

Technology is already proving invaluable in connecting consumers with producers and suppliers, including the surge in the creation of online portals like food delivery service Mighty Small and online marketplace FLOC Market. But with restaurants and bars looking to a future where social distancing is the norm, could tech help them offer some kind of service in our ‘new normal’?…

Source – telegraph.co.uk