QSR Market Update Opinion – QSR & Fast Casual Restaurants – Is the Restaurant Business Getting Better?

Editor Note:  We do interviews with magazines (recently for NRN) and in those we express what we call “ad hoc” opinions based on what we have seen and heard. For sure, QSR orders for self-service kiosks have declined in certain segments. Drive-Thru has been steady through all of this. But orders from your usual fast-casual companies serving that… Read More »

Contactless Curbside Pickup Update El Pollo Loco –

Self-Order with Geo-Fencing From National Restaurant News Sep2020 — The brand’s revamped app includes a new best in class rewards system; later this month, one-touch curbside pickup rolls out a year ahead of schedule as the chain eyes new off-premise solutions including the virtual kitchen space Excerpts The company began testing the new curbside feature a few weeks… Read More »

Whole Foods Cashierless By Next Year?

From the Verge Aug2020 — Verge Excerpt: Amazon may be looking to bring the cashierless tech found at its Go convenience stores to Whole Foods supermarkets as early as next year, the New York Post reports. Amazon may start implementing the tech in Whole Foods sometime during the second quarter of 2021, according to the New York Post’s… Read More »

Circle K autonomous checkout technology in Arizona Being Tested Now

From IGD Aug2020 — Couche-Tard, which operates mainly under the Circle K brand globally, is partnering with Standard Cognition to pilot autonomous checkout technology at four stores in Arizona. Under this partnership, the two companies will retrofit an existing convenience store with autonomous checkout technology in Phoenix. San Francisco based Standard Cognition was one of the first startups… Read More »

Opioid Dispensing Kiosks – Dispension expands network of MySafe kiosks

Opioid Dispensing Kiosk Press release August 2020 —  Dartmouth company’s secure automated dispensing technology provides access to regulated, safe opioid supply DARTMOUTH, NS, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ – More than 15,000 Canadians have died of an opioid-related overdose since January 2016. Dispension is transforming the distribution of regulated products with an integrated platform that combines industry-leading software, advanced biometrics,… Read More »

Ransomware Facts, Trends & Statistics for 2020

From SafetyDetectives August 2020 — Eric C. Being ever-evolving as an attack tool, even the simplest form of ransomware can cost significant time and money, but more severe attacks can deal a crippling blow and even destroy a company completely, sparing no one — not even large, prominent organizations. Unprepared users and businesses can quickly lose valuable data and… Read More »

Biometrics – Face Detection Camera Review (with Masks)

New report from IPVM on face detection camera – Jul2020  – we have all those nice cameras that do facial recognition, but wasn’t that before everybody started wearing masks?  Now what? Face Detection Shootout – Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jul 30, 2020 |  Email This Face detection analytics are available from a number… Read More »

Sonic Drive-Thru Gets Redesigned

Sonic unveils new drive-in design as part of brand makeover From NRN Jul2020 – Sonic Drive-In’s new drive-in area has brighter colors, wider car docks, and a covered patio with lawn games Excerpt:  Sonic Drive-In has unveiled a new drive-in design with an updated, wider layout for car docks and the drive-thru lane, a new kitchen layout built… Read More »

News on Self-Service Kiosk Products for Coronavirus

See Yahoo Finance for full article Excerpt: The Kiosk Manufacturer Association announces specific product listings for coronavirus-related self-service assistance. Tailored specifically for coronavirus product offerings are the following: Temperature kiosks for screening and fever detection. Over 20 solutions to choose from and they range from less than a $1000 to more than $25K depending on regulatory approval and accuracy.… Read More »