It is apparent, especially in the fast casual segment of the restaurant industry, that online ordering is something consumers are starting to expect restaurants to offer. So it makes sense that even independent restaurants, such as Avanti's Italian Restaurant has started to invest in smarter restaurant technology.
Besides offering customers a convenient way to order takeout and delivery, this restaurant is catering to the local tech-savvy millennials. With two locations in Illinois, this casual dining restaurant received a total of 1,000 online orders for the month of September and a 3% increase in sales.
According to NRA, about 43% of adults have placed takeout and delivery orders online. And 23% order takeout or deliver on their smartphones. Will independent restaurants have to invest in restaurant technology to compete with mogul brands? Well, it certainly won't hurt. Read More