As all sectors deal with the repercussions of a global pandemic, the restaurant industry has had to dig deep and start implementing the future, NOW! But what does the future of food tech look like?
In this article, we'll explore 4 brands that are disrupting the restaurant industry as we know it.
One of the expected key players for the next year is the Superb team. The world's first all-in-one restaurant management platform Superb gives you everything you need to run and grow your restaurant in one place. This platform can manage your guest reservations with table management, act as your inbuilt POS, accepts all kind of payment methods with an inbuilt card reader and integrates with some of your favourite companies like Xero, ApplePay and MailChimp. And that's just the beginning. Superb and their incredible team are paving the way for universal management platforms for restaurants all over the world.
Now walk with us on this one, Robots… No, we aren't talking about Ultron or Wall-E. KiwiBot is a unique service that provides food delivery robots with human-like capabilities and AI-powered functions to universities. Transparency with data is so important, especially when we are talking AI, and that's something the team at KiwiBot recognised early on. Any business owner can access any data and view insights if they wish to. Not only do they care about transparency, but environmentalism is also atop their long list of achievements, with their team making efforts to rapidly reduce their carbon footprint.
Too Good To Go
For companies like Costa and Pret, in order to keep their food fresh, food waste at the end of the day is a natural part of life. Too Good To Go is trying to change that. Food accessibility was a problem long before the pandemic, and the TGTG team have created a user-friendly app that pairs users with businesses to help minimise food waste. All you need to do is put in your area and then you immediately connect with businesses who at the end of the day have a surplus of food, then you can go and collect as much or as little as they are willing to offer for a few pounds at most. Whether you consume the food, or simply donate it to someone suffering, Too Good To Go is revolutionising the way brands deal with food waste.
I'm sure you are no stranger to a HelloFresh advert popping up on your TikTok feed or the latest vlog you are watching. Considered ‘America's Number One Meal Kit’, HelloFresh offers perfectly portioned ingredients for predetermined meals straight to your door. Ranging from celiac to vegan, no dietary restriction is out of bounds in the world of HelloFresh and the package can be dropped at your door every single week. With a busy job, busy life and busy mind knowing that you have the exact ingredients already laid out for your meals is often the only peace you need at the end of your day. Because let's be real, there is nothing more tedious than chopping up broccoli.
In the wake of the pandemic, the restaurant industry has had to quickly adapt and incorporate food tech innovations to stay afloat. As these brands pave the way for the future of food tech, it will be exciting to see what other innovations the industry has in store.