Viewpoint: The impact of the COVID crisis on the future of onsite dining operations

Posted on 13th Apr 2021

The dining industry has been among the hardest hit by COVID-19. It’s like nothing we’ve ever experienced before, and it brought changes that are sure to continue well into the future. While safety was paramount, adaptability and creativity were vital in implementing safety protocol and providing the level of service our clients deserve. Increased cleaning and sanitation measures, detailed training … read more
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Temperature monitoring technology meets complex demands

Posted on 6th Apr 2021

Food-safety challenges have increased, but new solutions are emerging as well.With the third World Food Safety Day approaching June 7, following a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the entire global food chain, now may be a good time for supermarket operators to take a comprehensive look at the state of their food-safety operations.Foodborne disease causes an estimated 600 million illn … read more
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Automated Temperature Monitoring Helps Curb Food Waste

Posted on 5th Apr 2021

Food waste has become a significant problem in the U.S.An enormous amount of food is being thrown away every day, and it doesn’t just affect the bottom line: food that is not eaten ends up in landfills, where it rots and produces greenhouse gasses. The food service industry has long focused on preventing wasteful product losses—losses that cost them billions of dollars each year. In particular, gr … read more
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Hands Off: Freed Up Staff a Hidden Benefit of Automated Temp Monitoring

Posted on 1st Apr 2021

Finding, hiring, and retaining employees who are willing to work flexible hours day or night as well as weekends is an ongoing struggle.As operators face added pressures to ensure staff productivity, work quality, and efficient scheduling, it is more important than ever to properly manage existing staff to save time in replacing and training new employees. Personnel issues can lead operators to fo … read more
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Automated Temp Monitoring Goes Long

Posted on 25th Mar 2021

Since the onset of COVID-19, ensuring the safety of both customers and employees has become the top priority for retail foodservice operators.While new protocols for protecting staff and customers, maintaining products that meet customers’ changing buying habits and keeping pace with new technology all compete for attention, one issue remains a priority just as it did pre-pandemic: temperature mon … read more
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Technology Can Be Friendly—And Help Keep Food Safety In Focus

Posted on 16th Mar 2021

Technological proficiency and detail orientation are two skills that do not come naturally to everyone. Fortunately, advancements in food service tech are helping ease the pain of both.Not attending to details can prove to be consequential in a challenging, high-energy kitchen environment where multiple tasks are required of everyone. It takes great skill as a foodservice operator to manage a kitc … read more
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LoRa Technology Transforms Temp Monitoring

Posted on 24th Feb 2021

While ever-changing customer demands, new protocols for protecting staff and customers, and keeping pace with new technology all compete for operators’ attention during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, keeping food safe and avoiding costly health code violations remains a key concern.In the past, monitoring temperatures was tedious and sometimes ineffective as staff members manually checked and reco … read more
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Technology Helping Restaurant Operators Survive The Pandemic—And Beyond

Posted on 7th Dec 2020

Did COVID-19 really transform the restaurant industry—or did it just hasten an evolution that was already inevitable?Many of the changes and trends operators are facing were already taking place within the industry before the pandemic, only they are now being adopted more quickly. Establishments have restructured their businesses to include app-based ordering, delivery and pickup options as conven … read more
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Automated Temp Monitoring Providing Peace of Mind, Labor Savings

Posted on 24th Nov 2020

Since the emergence of COVID-19, priorities in food prep areas have shifted. Even greater emphasis has been placed on food safety, labor costs and food waste—three items that were already at the top of most operators’ lists.  With many stay-at-home orders and advisories remaining in place across the country, consumers look for ways to bring more grab & go, prepared, and other co … read more
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States Beginning to Require Tamper-Evident Labels on Third-Party Food Delivery

Posted on 2nd Nov 2020

Third-party food delivery may have single-handedly saved the restaurant industry. Now, governments are beginning to ensure its safety. Had third-party delivery not blossomed when it did, the COVID-19 pandemic could have had catastrophic effects on restaurants across the United States and around the world. As it is, the industry took a serious hit stemming from a cautious public coupled … read more
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