Innovation has become a must for companies that want to be competitive and maximize their potential. With technology advancing steadily, the catering industry has been irretrievably bound to implement various innovations to continue to grow and evolve in an environment increasingly complex.
In a recent article published in We Reston, the founder and CEO of TouchBistro, Alex Barrotti, He commented: “Restaurant owners are discovering that it is less expensive, more flexible and easier to implement mobile and wireless technologies to manage their businesses so more efficient and profitable”.
And not only that, if we want to reach about hyper customers, increasingly they spend more time on social networks and are used to seeing technological innovations almost every day, we must join this digital revolution we are currently living.
For that reason, we will share with you some of the main reasons why a restaurant must innovate to face the future with guarantees of their business and differentiate themselves from those who do not.
Why your restaurant needs to innovate?
1.- Differentiate and…share
The hotel is one of the sectors with more competition, And because of that, must know how restaurants highlight each competitive advantage that distinguishes them from the rest.
A good example of this, and which has also become viral in recent weeks, It is the case of the Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, who has achieved international fame thanks to Internet stylish form of salary meat, which earned him the nickname “Salt Bae”.
Whether the chef, your dishes, ecological garden of leaving your food or a new system that allows mobile payment, the aim will always be share in digital environments so that your restaurant is special or different.
2.- Join the technological democratization
Today there are countless restaurants specializing in each field: burgers, Indian food, Asian, tex-mex, etc. In the midst of this great network of gastronomic offers, make a difference those owners who bet on innovation and above all, well know your business and your customers.
Democratization has brought the industry the use of social media tools makes us see as competition in the industry no longer focuses solely on big chains, or restaurants with history, size and prestige. Now, any business no matter how small has the ability to find success through the implementation of new technologies. They help restaurants improve operations and increase profit without involving a large investment.
3.- It offers the best experience to new customers
A study conducted by Harris Group, revealed how he 72% Millennials value more comfort and experience material detail, u expensive showy. This may be explained by another study of BAV Consulting, showed that as the 66% of all consumers aspired to “a lifestyle easier and with less material possessions”. This percentage, he 80% eran millennials. Also explain the constant failures harvesting restaurant President of the United States, Donald Trump, recently documented in this newspaper.
4.- Digital brand manages your restaurant
Downloading applications, Internet browsing and communication via Smartphones already part of the daily routine of modern society. We review the news, We buy what we need or do orders by mobile, Likewise we can book in a restaurant, consult your menu or make a critical. Reason enough to realize the enormous importance of working digital profile of our restaurant, and manage your Online Reputation.
5.- Innova in the relationship with your customers
Such is the importance of systems orders at home and experiencing growth year after year any innovation to be implemented In this sense we will help establish a competitive difference in the market.
Nevertheless, There are also many diners who like to go eat at the restaurant. To these we can surprise them with gadgets to order the food, to communicate with the waiter or to pay. All these innovations will meet to improve their dining experiences.
6.- Connect your restaurant with the world through social networks
Social networks have become a key pillar to find a comfort zone in which users interact with the restaurant in comfort and naturalness. It's necessary that managers and owners of restaurants allocate time and resources to listen to these users.
your restaurant, your chef or your signature dish can go around the world like it happened to Salt Bae, that from diners began to upload videos to Internet, and that he himself published some in their social profiles, It became viral, getting 2,8 million followers on Instagram and one of his videos called "the Ottoman steak" achieved 9 million visits and 44 thousand comments in just one month.
These figures epitomize how the media can play a key role the success or failure of communicating your restaurant.
Innovating with knowledge
It is important that owners know innovations that fit your business, improving and differentiating the customer experience in the restaurant. At the end, useless a great online job if you are not endorsed with an excellent start in the real world scene.
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